So today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we have ever had, every fear we have ever faced—to say nothing of our resurrection from death and forgiveness for our sins. That victory is available to us because of events that transpired on a weekend precisely like this nearly two millennia ago in Jerusalem.
Because of His empty tomb and the events leading up to it, the sticky mess I sometimes make of my life can be made right again. Because He suffered and walked that lonely road alone, I will never be alone. Because of His Atonement, my life has meaning and purpose and direction. How thankful I am for Him!
The girls got Easter baskets from the Easter bunny.
My brother in law, Nathan, and nephew, Evan, came into town for conference. They came with Nathan's brother in law and nephew, Alan and Pierce. Michelle was able to go to the Sunday afternoon session of conference with them. She was really happy about that. She told me that after conference a man sitting near her said she had inspired him to take notes. He hadn't been, but he saw her taking notes in her journal and asked his wife for paper so he could take notes. She is a pretty good note taker. And she loves conference! She has been able to go to the Conference Center for conference at least 4 times now.
That evening, my aunt Elaine, my grandpa, my sister Suzy, Nathan, Evan, Alan and Pierce all came to our house for dinner. I enjoyed visiting with everyone...but totally didn't take any photos. :( Unfortunately, they could only stay for about an hour and half because they were headed back to Canada early the next morning.
What a wonderful way to spend Conference Weekend...spending time with family, remembering our Savior, Jesus Christ. What a blessing it is to know that Jesus Christ lives again. Elder Holland expresses it more eloquently than I can, so I will close with His words.
**I testify that I also know He lives, and I am so thankful for Him!! What a blessing it is to remember Him and to have His help each day.