Sunday, March 23, 2008
Today was a great day! The kids were so cute! Kennedie came in at 7:00 this morning (why can't she get up that early on a school day?)all excited, saying, "the Easter bunny came!!" over and over.
Church was wonderful. The choir number was marvelous. I was a little nervous for it, but it's turned out so great! We are so lucky to have so many amazing, talented people in our ward! Those who sang, Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!
Then I got to sub as chorister in Jr. Primary. It made me realize that I actually miss primary. I had so much fun. I was glad to be in there again to visit. Then I got to visit in YW today to play the piano for the Beehive's lesson, which was beautiful.
Can I just say, I LOVE when people ask me to play the piano. There is a joy that comes from playing that just wells up deep inside me, that just resonates all through me. I know it seems like such a simple thing to accompany the opening song or lead the primary music, or direct the choir (OK, that's one's not so simple), but I LOVE it so much. I'm getting emotional right now thinking about it! I LOVE MUSIC SOOO MUCH!
I'm so grateful that the Lord chose to bless me with this ability. It is such an emormous blessing in my life!
Wow! I wasn't planning on going off on a tangent like that, but it just came out. So, there it is!
My whole family came over this afternoon for dinner. It was wonderful chaos, as always! I have a really big family (8 kids--5 of us are married, 3 still live at home, and there are 11 grandkids), but it's so fun to get together.
My sister, Kristen couldn't be there, she lives in OK (Kris-we missed you!)
But, she's coming in May. Yeah!
The kids had an Easter egg hunt outside, and it was so fun watching them find eggs!
The only hitch in the whole day was when Tyson and Baylie (the usually trouble makers) wandered off to the park, and we couldn't find them for about 20 minutes. (Apparently Kennedie knew they'd gone there, but "forgot" to tell me)
I can't write a post on Easter without expressing my love and gratitude for my Savior. I'm so grateful for His sacrifice for me, and that I have a chance to repent and be made clean again through Him. As a mother, I'm so grateful to have that for my children. (I pray they can stay as innocent as they are now, through their whole lives) But if not, we have the Atonement. What a wonderful blessing it is to know that this life isn't the end, that our family will be together forever, through our Savior, Jesus Christ!