5 days ago
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Easter! (a few days late)
This is our little family Easter picture! When we came to visit Conner at the hospital, there was an Easter basket waiting for him! It was so cute! There was a onsie, book, stuffed bunny, blanket and candy. The generosity of others is amazing, and it is a wonderful blessing to feel the love from the service that we have received in so many different forms.
There have been days when we have been driving home from the hospital, exhausted and hungry, and we get a phone call from a ward member or neighbor who 'happened' to have extra leftovers from their dinner, or who just decided to make us dinner. I have had strangers say they would pray for our baby, and so many family and friends who have fasted in Conner's behalf. We have experienced the charity of others and have been incredibly blessed through this difficult time. We have the sweetest baby who reminds us daily of the love of our Heavenly Father and that he is ever so aware of each of us and our heartaches and joys.
I see the innocence of Conner and I know without a doubt that he came into our lives with his special little heart for a purpose. We have learned more about patience, compassion, and empathy in the past 8 weeks then we have our entire lives. We have learned that when our hearts feel heavy and we feel discouraged, to realize that there are many that have it much harder. We have been the recipients of the most genuine kindness and have felt true love from so many wonderful people.
I know that the Savior gave His life for us because He loves us. I know I can turn to Him and that He can teach me to lay aside my worldly desires and weaknesses and become more like Him. I know I can reach my divine potential through relying on the Savior to guide my life and show me how to more fully love and serve others. We can live again because the Savior gave His life for us. Happy Easter!