Each year I spend the week before Easter teaching my children about Jesus Christ’s ministry. I love taking these special times of the year and merging these lessons with traditions. I’m happy to share my lessons with you and hope that you’ll be able to create fun traditions while teaching your kids about the Resurrection.
This year we used the facebook-popular rice method to dye eggs. Can I just say, this is life altering if you have a toddler. All you do is place about 1/2 cup of rice, some food coloring, and a boiled egg in a tupperware container with a tight lid and let the kids shake away! Literally zero mess, and really fun for them because they get to shake the egg instead of staring at cup full of dye. I see this method being used in our house until the toddler years are over.
On Sunday I wanted to get a picture of the kids in their Easter-best, but couldn’t manage to get both of them looking into the camera. However, they nearly made my heart explode with this moment. There isn’t a day that goes by that I forget how much I struggled with infertility and how badly I wanted a sibling for James. That pain was so raw. So real. There have been a few times in my life where I could feel the Atonement in my life. Not in the sense that I’ve made such huge mistakes that I felt I needed massive amounts of forgiveness, but rather when I had to rely upon the Lord so entirely and know so completely that He had felt my pain, and I could be healed, both spiritually and mentally, by Him. Infertility was one of those experiences and this sweet moment reminded me of that. It was a sweet reminder of the Savior’s mercy and love in my life on a beautiful Easter morning.