Today I just wanted to share with you my gratitude… Because he lives.
If you haven’t already guessed what this blog post is going to be about… It’s going to be a little different than my usual weekly post.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays for lots of reasons, the biggest one being the symbolism behind it. I feel that we often overlook that portion of the holiday and get caught up in the Easter bunny and all the things that come with that. So I’m not doing a DIY or fun recipe post… I’m sharing a little of my love for the savior.
Because he lives, I get to spend eternity with my husband:
My best friend in the whole world.
We made it! One whole year ago we promised our lives to one another, eternally. I am so grateful… I thought I loved you then but, our love means SO much more now. Thank you for being the man of my dreams and creating the best life for us. Thank you for your patience with me. You raise me up higher than I ever thought possible and I am SO EXCITED to spend every year.. forever.. with you ❤️ . How blessed we are to have this gospel, that creates eternal families and blesses us with eyes opened to forever. . I love you.
Because he lives… I am blessed with the gospel light:
Scriptures that touch my life. A personal connection with my Heavenly Father and the knowledge that there IS life after death.
"The temple isn't just extra credit, it's the whole reason the gospel exists." — I've been thinking a lot about the temple lately. It's one of my favorite places & it provides so much value to my life. I LOVE GOING. But lately.. I've been worried that maybe I spend too much time focused on going and being there and not enough time on other worldly aspects of my life (y'all Satan is for real.) Like somehow me going as often as I possibly can is taking away someone else's chance or creating lack in other aspects of my life.. HA. In Stake conference today, all of my questions were put to rest as I heard the quote mentioned above. Making the temple a priority in our lives will bless us EXPONENTIALLY in every other aspect. —- I am grateful for a little piece of Heaven on Earth. A place I can go to feel my Heavenly Father's presence and be nearer to him ❤️ If you want to learn more about temples.. I invite you to check out LDS.ORG. it's a great resource if you're curious 😉 — #SundaySpiritualSnippet #sunchaser #quotes #comment #TFLers #quoteoftheday #instagood #love #photooftheday #igers #sunny #instadaily #instamood #nofilter #happyhailee #thezestyblonde #bloggers #bloggerstyle #instadaily #bloggerlife #igers #bloggerfashion #mormon #bloggerlifestyle #instagood #bloggersofinstagram #vsco #bloggerdiaries #social #socialmediatips #ldsblogger #ldstemple #travelblogger
Because he lives… I can become clean:
I can repent. I can be uplifted. I can let go & forgive. I always have a second chance.
One of my favorite blessings.
Feeling so loved. So uplifted. And so grounded. All at the same time. — I'm SO grateful that we can take a break from life every once and awhile & that I get to snuggle up & be with all of my family❤️ — Georgia is STUNNING. It's so green and alive. I can feel all the negative ions 😍 The trees are so high and my heart is so full. Our trip here was CRAZY long but so worth it. — Stoked to be living the #homestead life for the next little bit ✌️ — #happyhailee #instadaily #farm #explore #outside #forest #igers #vsco #fashion #blondehair #bloggerstyle #darling #love #social #travel
Because he lives… I have hope:
Hope for a better tomorrow, a brighter future and a more awesome me.
#ldsconf I'm SO Grateful for conference and the things I've been taught through the spirit this time around. How Grateful I am for prophets and apostles that are alive today. It's so important for us to have a personal relationship with our heavenly father and to hear from his servants ❤️❤️❤️ #hisday
Because he lives… I can live again:
I am so blessed to know that because of HIM, I can live again. Because of HIM, heaven is a possibility for someone imperfect like me.
Because of HIM, I can keep trying.
I hope that we ALL remember, throughout this year, that the sacrifice was made not just to save us from our imperfections.. but to inspire & enable us to rise above them.
I hope we all remember, throughout this year, that the His sacrifice was made not just to save us from our imperfections… But to inspire & enable us to rise above them. #Easter #BecauseofHim —- #SundaySpiritualSnippet #sunchaser #quotes #comment #TFLers #quoteoftheday #instagood #love #photooftheday #igers #sunny #instadaily #happyhailee #thezestyblonde #bloggers #bloggerstyle #instadaily #bloggerlife #igers #bloggerfashion #mormon #bloggerlifestyle #instagood #bloggersofinstagram #vsco #bloggerdiaries #social #socialmediatips #ldsblogger #ldstemple #travelblogger
I am so grateful.
What are YOU grateful for this Easter season?
Here’s a link to my favorite Easter video:
Here’s a link to one of my favorite Easter traditions by Wander & Scout. I love this idea and hope you’ll try it with your family next year!
Tonight we spread out a sheet on the living room floor and ate our “Last Supper” on wooden plates that my dad brought home from his mission to the Philippines 50+ years ago. Dan read from the Bible and the kids asked questions about the Passover, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the empty tomb. . Sometimes traditions fall flat and feel like too much work…and sometimes everything comes together to create pure magic. Tonight was the latter. ✨
Feel free to share your favorite Easter traditions or your testimony in the comments ❤