Hi friends! We had the most lovely Easter. My dad holds an annual Easter egg hunt for family, friends, and clients, and it is always the thing that my kids look forward to the most. We enjoyed time with my extended family all day Saturday, and then Sunday was full of church and candy and food just the five of us. I love celebrating holidays with my kids and creating new traditions; the light in their eyes is something I wish I could capture in my hands and hold forever! We especially enjoyed talking about the Holy Week leading up to Easter by using a wonderful resource found here on The Small Seed, which I’m sure you saw all over social media. It was so good to talk about the Savior each night with our kids and what He did for us and how much He loves us.
Springtime and Easter remind me of life, renewal, and hope. Every year at this time I reflect on the day that I survived the Columbine tragedy, 18 years ago today. This morning I woke up to many of my Columbine friends sharing their memories of that day, and I loved seeing this news article about a new first responder training ground being named after my principal at Columbine – a deserved honor. I was privileged to share some of my personal story with The Small Seed, where I wrote about where I was that day and how I overcame the subsequent darkness and found light. I was troubled, but I found peace, and I owe it all to my faith in Jesus Christ. I would love for you to read the story there if you haven’t already! Going through my old newspapers and journals brought back many feelings, but it was healing to write about it. I hope to one day share more details of my story and the many events that followed, because the culmination of those years made me who I am today. How thankful I am for this beautiful LIFE! Find the article here.