Monday, April 27, 2009

From Mom: April 13, 2009

Dear Elder Hoopes,

Hope you had a wonderful Easter. What a great time to remember the miraculous love of our Savior. In a way, Easter is a more sacred "holy-day" than Christmas and we feel an outpouring of the Spirit as we commemorate the infinite Atonement. I had a thought as we were singing a hymn yesterday that we must have been among the "cherubic legions guarding him home, and shouting him welcome to the skies," after He had completed the Atonement. As spirits awaiting our mortal experience, we must have been relieved, and oh so grateful, that the Atonement was fulfilled for us.

The Easter Bunny also visited our house and scattered toys and eggs in our back yard for Sidney, Sara and Jackson to find. They had fun, but unfortunately, the Bunny included kazoos, which were a loud and big hit with the kids. Fortunately, the kazoos went home with them. Rachel went to prom and had a fun time. She and Kevin were with a great group of 6 couples who Rachel knew well and liked. They went to the Zoo and had a picnic for the daytime date, then had the evening dance at the winery, then a movie after. The weather cooperated beautifully. Rachel looked great. I'll try to send some pictures.

Next week I will be in Canada so I probably won't be able to email you. I will be helping my Mom and Bob move to a smaller apartment. I'm looking forward to seeing them again. You have a great week. Our prayers are with you,

Love, Mom

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