"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I Feel My Savior's Love

I feel my Savior’s love In all the world around me.
His Spirit warms my soul Through evrything I see.
He knows I will follow him,Give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior’s love,The love He freely gives me.

I LOVE Easter. It is such a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the Atonement and it's significance in our lives. I am so blessed. I am grateful for the gospel and the plan of salvation. When I open my eyes and my heart, I am overcome with gratitude for all of my blessings. "And I say to myself, what a wonderful world"

Easter Sunday was such a beautiful day. Lonica was in her lovely Easter dress that Grammy had made. And the boys matched her in their yellow ties. So cute!! As we were rushing around to make it to church by 9:00, Jordan walked in the door to go to church with us. It was such a thoughtful act and I was so touched. I wanted him there so badly. I had even bought him a tie. (the power of positive thinking Ü) His showing up was an answer to my prayers. Attending church as a family is something I have always taken for granted. It's funny how life has a way of teaching you what is really important. I am learning to be grateful for the little things.
My sister (in-law) asked us to write down our thoughts about the Savior for her children this Easter. These testimonies were so simple and sweet that I decided to share them. We framed this to put in Jordan's Easter basket.

After church Erin and Patrick came up and we colored and hunted for eggs, played some games and ate way too much food. The day was just perfect. We've actually made it through another Winter and are ready for flowers, sunshine and warm weather. SPRING IS A GIFT!


Grammy Staffy said...

Oh my goodness! I love you all so much. I am thankful for your testimonies, for your goodness and your love. I am so blessed to have such wonderful children and grandchildren. Your Easter day sounds like it was perfect. The boys looked great in their yellow ties to match our pretty Lonica. I am so glad that Jordan joined you. My heart is full. I too have a testimony that Jesus lives and is our Savior and Redeemer. I feel blessed and I am thankful. Love, Mom

Chris said...

I LOVE your photos of your kids. Awesome! Your children's sweet testimonies on top of the photo of Christ is so sweet; something worthy of printing and framing! THank YOU for coming and singing with us in the choir, you did awesome and I would have been alone without you (and that would have been scary!!)

Erin said...

It was such a perfect day!

Thank you for making us feel SO welcome at your home. I appreciate you so much! You really are our home away from home!

Marla said...

The pictures remind me of all the great Sunday's (and other days) that we used to spend at your home with your fam. I loved that time. I miss it. I'm glad your Easter was so good!

Dancin Queen said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. And your bio picture is gorgeous by the way.

This was a really nice Easter post to read.

Well as far as dancing too much, I really think it is different for every kid. My daughter dances a lot more hours than other kids her age, but she is the kind who doesn't like to just chill, she has to have something to do 24/7 or she's whining and complaining to mom--and we CAN'T have that! =)

I don't think it's my place to judge what is too much for someone else, but I do know that for my own children, if they don't have balance, and it interfere's with the essentials (family time, scripture study, church activities) then it would be too much for us.

Hope that helps!

Kelsi Ackley said...

What a fun Easter! You have such a cute family! And I love the idea to have your kids write their feelings on the Savior! You are such a cute Mom! Take care,