On Easter i sang in the church choir in sacrament meeting. We sang "Easter Medley," which has parts of various easter hymns put together in one song, almost as telling the story of his death and ressurection. I think we sounded good! :)
After church i went to my parents house. My sister Shantil and her two boys Josiah and Dayton were there, as well as my brother Gerrit and his girlfriend Erica. We ate my mother's delicious feta cheese hamburgers, pasta salad, and carrot cake for dessert ~Yum~. Then we hid the easter eggs for the boys. It was quite fun to hide them and then watch them find them. We then listened to my amazing father and sister play some beautiful easter church songs on violin and piano. And Shantil sang "Consider the Lilies," a lovely song, i also sang it last year in choir. Everytime i hear them play i wish i had been focused on learning an instrument ~Grrr~. Taylor didn't get home till later in the evening unfortunately, but it was nice to spend time together since he'd been gone a few days.
I am so very grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. I know that Christ died for me and for every soul. And no gift is greater than the gift he gave us, which is eternal life. I know that by becoming like Christ i must have a "broken heart and contrite spirit," (3 Nephi 9:20). By repenting and forsaking my sins, it will bring me closer to Christ and my heavenly Father. Thus showing the Lord that his sacrifice for my sins was not in vain, but that i am blessed to use that great gift of his atonement.