Dear Little Bunny,
After a while, the foxes lost interest in eggs all together. It was no longer necessary to dye the eggs to keep them away. But the bunnies and birds had had so much fun dying the eggs all the pretty colors, they wondered if they could find a reason to keep doing it. The birds explained that not all the eggs had chicks inside. Some were yolk eggs, with just food inside. The yolk could be food for a chick or food for anyone. The birds would be happy to share some eggs.
Great Grand Bunny explained to the birds that the Easter Bunnies had already started leaving surprises on Easter for the children to help them remember the JOY Jesus brings. The birds offered to share their yolk eggs with the children too.
The chickens were especially excited about this idea since their eggs were typically so ordinary looking, light brown or white. And they laid so many! They had lots to share! So the egg dying would continue, but now the chickens were in charge and it would be especially for Easter.
The bunnies realized that they couldn’t carry the eggs to the children, they were too awkward and the chicken eggs were much too big and heavy. So, the eggs would be left outside, hidden in grassy yards, under hedges, behind trees…anywhere a little child might find.
They would be another delightful Easter surprise.
Another reminder of the new life and love of Jesus.
What do you think of that Little Bunny? Isn’t it amazing what friendship can do?
Love , Grandpa Bunny
The creator of the Grandpa Bunny Letters is Cathy Gilmore, a native of St. Louis, MO and a married mother ofthree. The Grandpa Bunny Letters are inspired by Cathy’s love for JRR Tolkien’s wonderful, Letter’s From Father Christmas. Experience with the Montessori-based children’s Bible study program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd gives Cathy a unique approach to writing children’s literature. She is the author of the endearing children’s book Little Lamb Finds Christmas and co-author of the book, Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day, in which a new kind of Easter Bunny shows that “Jesus is the JOY of Easter!” Cathy’s passion is to cultivate each reader’s spiritual imagination through stories that touch the heart with the transforming love of Christ.