Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Joys of Easter

A few weeks ago the world celebrated Easter. I am so grateful for that special time of the year as we remember our loving Savior who died for us so that we can live again for eternity.... for eternity.... I can sing that phrase in my head so many times and each time it means so much... "for eternity".... 
As I thought about Easter and what it means for us. I looked at Brooklyn and saw a sweet girl who is so innocent, so full of love and so like a little child. 

We are taught to become like little children as they possess the characteristics that God has, love, kindness, thoughtfulness, happiness, caring and so many other traits. I am reminded of a scripture in the Book of Mormon in Nephi 9:22, it says,

"Therefore, whoso repenteth and cometh unto me as a little child, him will I receive, for of such is the kingdom of God. Behold, for such I have laid down my life, and have taken it up again, therefore repent, and come unto me ye ends of the earth, and be saved."

Christ gave his life for us so that we may live again. To live with Him again we must become as little children, pray with all the energy of our heart to receive the gift of charity. I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who sent his son, Jesus Christ, my brother, to help us all if we do our part. I know I am not perfect and have lots to learn. I am grateful I have a sweet and sensitive daughter who keeps me on my toes and helps me to want to be a better person. I love you Brooklyn, oh sweet and happy one...

Happy Easter everyone. I decided against saying "belated" as Easter is something we can continuously celebrate in our hearts. 

Below are some pictures of Easter weekend in St. George! We went to the big easter egg hunt in  Ivins and all the kids got lots of eggs! We had fun despite all the rain!

Matt not so happy in the rain.... Neither one of us brought jackets since we didnt think we needed it for the trip... we thought wrong, no?

My sister Amie and her cute youngun Spencer!

My friend Kellyanne was in St. George with her family as well and brought her two cute nieces to the easter egg hunt. 

Daddy and Brooklyn gathering eggs! Go Brooklyn!

Basket full of eggs!

Matt and I decided to follow my sister's way of celebrating Easter. The bunny and egg stuff on the Saturday before Easter and then celebrate the true meaning of Easter on Easter Sunday. I felt this would help Brooklyn understand the true meaning of Easter. We sure love our sweet gal!


JWolfgramm said...

shari - that looks like a serious easter egg hunt!! how fun. I bet Brooklyn loved it!!

Dena Coleman Bailey and Randy Bailey said...

I sure love my little SUNSHINE. Matt we need some pictures of Shari in the racing suit!

Dena Coleman Bailey and Randy Bailey said...

Shari and Matt I just spent the last hour catching up on your blog. It is so cute. It's so nice to see all the fun things you 3 have been able to do. It's also amazing how much Brooklyn has grown. Love you guys.