Monday, April 9, 2012


This morning we did another little Easter egg hunt for Finn. This time around he kind of got in to it and gathered about six eggs that Dennen had hid in the yard. I know I've probably said this before, but holidays get much more fun when you have a kid. Their excitement and joy is so pure and neat to see. Finn is at that age that we are starting to see it. I love it! We also tried to get some family pictures after church. As you can see, they were kind of unsuccessful...

I read this quote by Thomas S. Monson today and liked it, "I believe that none of us can conceive the full significance of what Christ did for us in Gethsemane, but I am grateful every day of my life for His atoning sacrifice in our behalf. At the last moment, He could have turned back. But He did not. He passed beneath all things that He might save all things. In doing so, He gave us life beyond this mortal existence. He reclaimed us from the Fall of Adam. To the depths of my very soul, I am grateful to Him. He taught us how to live. He taught us how to die. He secured our salvation."

I thought I understood the atonement before Rowan's death. I didn't. I always thought it was only for repentance. It isn't. His body and soul suffered so He could fully understand what all of our pains and sufferings would be like in this life. Sometimes it seems like it can be easier to heal the body than the spirit. Going through grief necessitates healing of the spirit. Christ is the One that allows healing of the spirit to take place and peace to be felt. I am so grateful for His unselfish sacrifice and love.


Leah said...

What a great insight to His sacrifice.

Looks like Finn had a blast!

The Kynastons said...

Thanks for your thoughts on the atonement, Hil. I've been so impressed by the things you are learning and sharing as you've gone through this hard trial. You're amazing!