Number of years Brandon's parents have been married.
We celebrated with them big time!
|Picture from their mission to Massachusetts|
If there's one thing Brandon's parents have taught me it is that FAMILY IS NUMBER ONE. Every phone call, every timely birthday gift, every holiday, baby blessing and baptism is evidence that to them, family is first. I feel like God was really watching out for me when he put me with the C. family. And after the wonderful program commemorating their 50 years together I feel extra grateful to be part of this great family.
Back at home we had our own Easter celebration. What a joyful holiday. I couldn't help reflect on all the blessings I enjoy. Because Jesus lived and died for me I will be able to live with my family forever, I will get to be with my mom and dad again, I can forgive and be forgiven, I can return to live with Heavenly Father in a perfect body that never gets irritable or exhausted!! Easter is undercelebrated don't you think?
Brandon and I were in charge of the Easter Sunday Program at church. We based it on the "Living Christ" Testimony of the Apostles and Prophet. We had encouraged the youth weeks prior to memorize it and divided them into parts. In between we had musical numbers by the children, youth, and choir. The whole program was Christ-centered and, as always, turned out better than we practiced.
Later in the evening we were going to attend the Easter Convenio where different faiths from our community present a program about Christ through word and music. After attending weeks of rehearsals and meetings, and just 30 minutes prior to the program, Brandon started to not feel so good. He ended up home with a stomach bug. We all stayed home and watched Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which I think explains the Resurrection more vividly than I ever could. Luckily that stomach illness was confined just to him.
Throw in the volleyball games, violin lessons, school programs, and orchestra rehearsals, book club, and yep, we probably made it to 50 things!