Just a little huddle snuggled up with those people that make my heart ache with adoration.
Yes I know all that mumbo-jumbo about how letting them go is the way they grow, and I’m all for it (the growth part), but sometimes I’m so mad at time for moving so fast.
I miss my work-out partner errand-running goal-oriented side-kick so much. His room sits empty once again, hollow, missing.
I miss our talks too. Lots of things we talked about have stuck with me. One was a comment he made in a Sunday school class while he was home. We were talking about the Fall of Adam and Eve and he reminded us that part of our journey here on Earth is to “fall.” Sounds contradictory that we would be sent here to fail in many ways but I love that thought because we do. We all do, over and over again. And those failures that come our way are what create growth. Those “falls” are such powerful tools to create a more firm connection with God if we remember which way to look for help.
There have been lots of exciting things around me lately, but also lots of sorrows and “falls.” We’ve got friends and family members going through lots of tough things right now. Serious health crises, parenting sorrows, failing marriages, heart-ache and depression. Max is going through some stretching adjustment up in Provo. It’s weird to come home from a mission in the middle of a semester (he’s going to be just fine, but I don’t want to act like this whole transition thing is all hunky-dory-ness). And as much as I write all the good things here on the blog, and a yes, a lot of the hard too, there are things Dave and I lay up late at night worrying about that I can’t talk about here…things we worry about with each one of these kids…and us too. “Falls” of insecurities and frustrations and unmet expectations to be grappling with.
But we do know in whom we can trust. And I’m so grateful for that.
Which reminds me that I want to share some Easter prep information. Because, after all, that Atonement we’re getting ready to celebrate is the answer for everything in my opinion. And I think just like Christmas, Easter deserves a few good weeks of preparation.
Thanks to my sister Saydi who sent out her list of great resources again in her “holy month” google doc, we started studying the miracles and teachings of Christ a little teeny bit last week on our road trip and will work on this outline for morning devotional for the next two weeks leading up to Easter…including our Holy Week study.
Saydi continues to work on tweaking this list of great resources to take up our Easter celebration a few notches each year and I’m so grateful for all these great ideas so I wanted to share.
She also created an Easter playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/124942209/playlist/0fmdHOazeh2Ccj1sHdYFbn?si=ew8vAF2hTI6n4z_hEu68Uw
(I don’t have Spotify so I actually haven’t listened to it, but I know Saydi so I know it’s good 🙂
I talked about our traditional Holy Week cards we do each year that last week before Easter over HERE (and more on Easter week HERE).
Another Easter help I love is on the mormon.org site HERE. Those videos about the Principles of Peace are really good.
And more info. about what we believe about Easter in these links:
Palm Sunday: https://www.mormon.org/beliefs/palm-sundayGood Friday: https://www.mormon.org/beliefs/good-friday
Let’s leave today with one of my favorite Easter videos…makes me cry every time.
I’m so excited for Easter.