This year was obviously different... no family around, no Easter egg hunts, no Nanny's for Easter brunch, and no Easter basket. Although all of these things were missing I think this Easter was the most meaningful one I have ever had. My day was focused on the Lord, his atonement for my sins and his resurrection. I am sure that it helped my spiritual side to have Conference weekend one and the same with Easter. Unlike when I am home for conference, here with the time change the first session of Sunday started at 5:00 p.m. It was odd not waking up and instantly watching conference. I liked it almost better though. I had almost the whole day to prepare myself to listen and take in the words of the prophet and other speakers.
We had the most delicious brunch here at the center that consisted of Amish oatmeal, pancakes, bacon [I could live on bacon alone], omelets, hash browns, quiche, tarts, cakes, and strawberry shortcake bites. Terri defiantly out did herself. After brunch we had a sweet Sunday program where several of the girls sang and Sarah, Jake and Dr.Macfarlane spoke. After the program I took a walk with some of the girls, we parted as they walked to Hyde Park chapel and I to my bed to watch conference. I love my church, I love that where ever I am it is true and sure, I love how when the prophet speaks I feel he is speaking just to me.
Sweet Sweet Jenny and I.
Christina, Laura, Jenny, Rachel and yours truly.
Laura and Me!
The church is true.