Dear Little Bunny,
My Papa was so good to me. He stayed with me and helped me get ready to face Mama. He was firm and didn’t let me act like it was no big deal. With my Papa Bunny, actions mattered. Family mattered. And making things right mattered.
(As we headed back inside, he leaned over and told me that he hated turnips too…but that they tasted better along with a big bite of carrot. Why didn’t I think of that?)
Anyway, I knew the turnips weren’t the problem. I was the problem. I needed to apologize to Mamma Bunny.
When I did apologize, she accepted it warmly and gave me a big hug. She asked if I was hungry. I said I was starving! She set some nicely prepared turnips down in front of me…with some carrots on the side. And then she winked at me.
I took a deep breath, whispered, “All for you Jesus!” and dug in. I was so hungry at this point, I’d have eaten anything. And you know what? My Papa was right. Turnips with carrots aren’t so bad after all.
I asked Mama who else I should apologize to. She recommended: my siblings, and the chipmunk family.
Have you created any problems you need to apologize for Little Bunny?
Remember to ask God’s forgiveness too…what hurts others always hurts Him also.
It makes your heart happy to make things right inside and out. I realized that day…learning to sincerely apologize to God and others is an important part of becoming an Easter Bunny.
Love (with carrots on the side!),
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.