Sunday, April 5, 2015
Our Second Easter in the Far East
Last year, I had Easter candy that I got in the States in March and I had to get creative about Easter baskets and such. This year, I tried to keep it simple, and the treats to a minimum. One of my friends posted an Easter Egg Hunt idea where you have the letters of your children's names on eggs and they go and find them and spell their names. So, I made a poster for each of my kids.
I feel like I made myself very busy this year trying to get something special done for the kids so they know that the holiday is important. We read about the last week of the Savior's life before bed each night and we tried to think about Jesus and how much He loves us that he would suffer and die for us. And we rejoice that He was resurrected and because of Him, we, too, will be resurrected. It is fun to hear the boys talk about Jesus "getting his body back!" I'm not sure how much they internalize from these lessons, but I hope, at least, that each year our gratitude for the supernal act of the atonement will continually increase. I know the Savior thought about me (and every other person who ever lived) as he knelt in the garden of Gethsemane. I know He knows me and knows my joys and my struggles and my shortcomings. I know I can go to Him when life is hard and that I can thank Him for all that's good in my life. Happy Easter!