Easter, in my family, means spending time with relatives. Recently, it has meant spending time doing service for those relatives. What better way to show thanks for what the Savior has done, than by serving others? I can’t think of any other way I would rather spend my holiday. In addition to serving family, months ago, Kyle signed us up to volunteer at a city Easter egg hunt.
It all started on a very cold Saturday morning. It was 29 degrees outside, but nevertheless, Kyle and I bundled up and greeted the morning at Pioneer Park in Provo. It was there that we set up the hunt, blew up hundreds of balloons, and made any last minute fixes to ensure the morning ran smoothly. Then the kids came. So many kids, and parents. We were in charge of monitoring a fun blow up obstacle course. Though the crowds were a bit discombobulating, it was worth it. Many of the people who came to the park have a low socioeconomic status, and loved being able to take part in a free event that supplied some of the things their children would not get otherwise. I loved being a part of the celebration.
Afterwards, Kyle and I drove up to North Ogden where we spent time working on my Grandparent’s yard. Though much of the work had been done before we got there, thanks to awesome family members, we enjoyed helping out there. The fun continued as we frosted cookies, had an Easter egg hunt, had an egg throwing contest, and then enjoyed a bonfire from pruned tree branches where we cooked our dinner and s’mores. Though the day had started out cold, it ended perfectly, bright, and beautiful.
Easter Sunday was then spent with my family, basking in the sunlight, going on a long walk in the perfect spring weather, and having a delicious Easter feast. Of course, I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than going to church and being reminded of the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am so grateful to be a member of the LDS church where we celebrate the atonement, death, resurrection, and most especially, the lasting impact of Christ’s sacrifice for everyone, everywhere.