Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

I hope you all had a beautiful Easter Sunday. I am so grateful today for my Savior and His willingness to give His life for us so that we may return to Him. It is because of His great sacrifice that I will be able to see my daughter again. What an amazing gift. I feel so unworthy of such a gift. As I think back on my life and all the things that I have done that caused him so much pain, it breaks my heart. He died for my selfish sins! What a humbling realization.

I will be eternally grateful for Christ, and for this day and what it stands for. I can only pray that I can continue to strive to be more like Him in my thoughts and my actions and that I might be able to help others to come to that realization as well. A hymn that was sung today at my church meetings, which happens to be one of my favorites, says it all...

I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,
Confused at the grace that so fully He proffers me.
I tremble to know that for me He was crucified,
That for me, a sinner, He suffered, He bled and died.

Oh it is wonderful, that He should care for me,
Enough to die for me.
Oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me.

I pray that you were all able to ponder this wonderful gift that we have been given on this special day. I know that Easter will from now on have a deeper meaning to me than it ever has before. So blessed is the day that I see my Savior again, and of course my beautiful little girl.

Happy Easter!

5 comments:

Tonya said...

I am glad you had a good Easter Candi! Everyday you are making stirdes closer to God and keeping Avery with you, alive for everyone to get to know her!! Love!

miss Krysta ;) said...

Ok, so this ost answers my question from that email I sent you ;) Im gald you had a great Easter... it really has such special meaning.... Chat soon!

Clare Dungey said...

What a fantastic Easter message Candi, I'm so proud of your spirit and faith!

Love Clare xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Candi and Skeet. Easter and springtime are times of new life. You have found a new spiritual life through the new life of Avery. Sort of poetic don't you think. Please know that I think of you and Avery every day without fail. I will not forget her or how much her little life meant.

Anonymous said...

Candi, 1st off your little girl is beautiful, and you are very inspriring. I met another mom, Cathrine Wright on LPA and she suggested I check out your blog because my story is becoming very similar. Would you please e-mail me and share. SevieSmith@hotmail.com.
A little insite, I am 29 wks. preg. with twins, Caleb and David. David is healthy, Caleb at first was diag. w/ Achondroplasia, 2nd u/s showed it is affecting his rib cage, his heart is just about filling it. We have been given a very poor prognosis.
I know you have gone through so much since your little angel went back home, but if you could share with another mom who needs you, please write.
Thank you. Seve Smith, Bozeman, MT