In a couple days, my family and I will be celebrating the Biblical feast of Purim (its origins are in the Book of Esther). We are looking forward to reading the story of Queen Esther once again, eating hamantashen, giving gifts to the children, and dressing up our little girl in her 'princess' costume... among other things. Although Purim is known for being lots of fun and a time to dress up and act silly, it is also a time when we recall G-d's miraculous protection over His people and their deliverance from the hands of the Persians.
For me, Purim will always have a special place in my heart. It was in a Purim play where I played the part of Queen Esther and first held hands with King Achashverosh, the man who would become my husband just two years later (our wedding ceremony was during Purim, also!). So when Purim comes around, we know our anniversary is not far behind. Therefore, we cannot only remember G-d's miracles in Persia, but also how He worked miracles in our lives and brought us together.
I hope your celebration of Purim is also meaningful and fun! Let us rejoice in
G-d's miraculous protection and deliverance. Hag Sameach! Happy Purim!!