This morning I was able to share a precious moment with a 6-year-old little girl.
Aaron and I are here tending for a cute family of three kids while mom & dad are taking a little TLC in Costa Rica and I woke up this morning to this sweet little thing who had a bad dream. I cuddled with her on the couch and pulled out my phone. My mom had messaged me the link to the LDS church’s Easter videos and I asked her, “Navy, do you want to watch these videos with me?” She kindly smiled as we tucked ourselves underneath the white, velvety blanket.
I loved teaching her new vocabulary words like “tragedy,” “gratitude,” “sculptor,” “hostile,” and “perspective” throughout and after each two minute video, I wrote down a few of my thoughts in my blue journal. Navy looked at me and said, “I have a journal!” I excitedly responded, “Do you write in it often?” “I mostly just draw pictures,” she told me. After watching Jon’s video about gratitude, I wrote down his words: “I have so much to be grateful for that I’d be disrespecting God if I wasn’t happy.” Navy wrote, “I love my teddy bear tap tap. He keeps me safe. and I have fath in Jesese Cast.” Imagine the letter J is backwards and all the letters are different sizes and lengths apart. There’s a teddy bear, “Tap Tap,” drawn in the middle of the page and, “fath in Jesese Cast” means “faith in Jesus Christ.” I snuggled her just a little bit closer as we watched the remaining videos.
I love these sweet moments I get to spend with the cutest kids and see their love for Jesus. Easter is a beautiful season where everything is a little more quiet, a little more peaceful, a little more focused on Christ, and a little more kind. Easter is the week of our Savior’s atoning sacrifice and his resurrection. I’m grateful for quiet moments like today where I can focus on Him. I’m grateful we are brought to remembrance how He suffered for each of us in Gethsemane and bled in Calvary.
Happy Easter, everyone. I know He lives. If you haven’t had the chance to watch the Easter Mormon messages, please find them here.