By Debbie Lee
To be honest sometimes the holidays arrive catching me by surprise. Without the sense of anticipation and preparation they can come and go like any other day. I feel this way about Easter right now. Even though Easter falls on quite a late date this year, the past three months have felt like a whirlwind and I feel like I’ve been picked up and dropped into April without knowing where the time has gone. The season of Lent marks the beginning of one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar. Lent is a time of reflection and meditation upon the last days of Jesus, his crucifixion, and his coming resurrection. Usually it serves as a reminder that Easter is coming, but boy did I miss it this time around. People walking around with smudges of black on their forehead on Ash Wednesday seems like a distant memory.