Thursday, April 16, 2020

An Easter to Remember

Our EMJ team, in previous years, has celebrated the Easter season by hosting the Chambliss Center for Children  for a day of Easter-themed fun in our Chattanooga office.
Although we were sad to miss hosting this year, many of our EMJ families, from both the Chattanooga and Dallas offices, created their own special memories (in quarantine) by continuing some old traditions and even creating some new ones.
Here’s a glimpse into some of the fun our families enjoyed this past weekend.

“The Gaiser family started the day with watching our church service online.  In the afternoon, Landry (9) and Hadley (7) hunted Easter eggs and made an Easter cake with their favorite Easter candy – Peeps!” – Nicole Gaiser, Vice President – People Department

“We spent Easter weekend outside on the farm; hosting my immediate family for a COVID-19 compliant social distancing Easter picnic, egg hunt, and fishing at the pond.  My son is thoroughly enjoying these days at home, as it means more time outdoors and with Mommy.” – Megan Duman, Divisional Controller

“As a family, we played the role of the Easter bunny and hid eggs for friends in their yard.  It was a great excuse for us to get out of the house and feel a little normalcy. After Easter lunch, we painted yummy egg cookies.” – Lauren Purdy, Recruiting Coordinator

“The Wadlingtons celebrated Easter at home by enjoying an early morning Easter Egg hunt followed by an at-home bible class and singing that my wife, Sara, led for my boys Clark (4), Peter (1), and me.  Our church, Riverside Church of Christ, graciously dropped off communion and materials/toys to help our boys celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.  It was different, but an Easter that I will never forget!” – Jacob Wadlington, Vice President of Business Development
In this season of uncertainty, we are mindful of, and thankful for, the front line professionals who are working and away from their families. We hope everyone has a few moments each day to stop and find simple moments of joy.