Happy Happy Easter!


As I sit here I contemplate on how to express the feelings that overcome me. I'm really bad at communicating my feelings and I don't know what to say without sounding childish. I want to say how much I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I want to express my gratitude to Him for His sacrifice for me, for my family. But I think this year is especially different for me as I also feel immense gratitude for Heavenly Father and for sacrificing His Son. Now that I have a son I get a tiny glimpse of what that might feel like, to sacrifice your son. My thoughts are also with Mary, the mother of Jesus. How she could have endured such pain, I can not begin to imagine what that would have been like. I am sure she must have felt such pain in watching her Son suffer and die (her perfect Son, her special Son) but then also such happiness in knowing He would be resurrected and that He would save us all from the bonds of death. I feel such gratitude to her too for being willing to be part of the plan so that I could someday, with my family, return to live with our Heavenly Family again. I'm so excited for Easter, because He lives! I don't think I've ever been more excited because this time I feel different. I guess being a mom does that to you. I know my Heavenly Father loves me! I know Jesus Christ loves me! and I love them tons. These words I type don't even begin to describe the overwhelming feelings of love and gratitude that I feel. For the first time I know without a doubt in my mind, in my heart and in my soul that they love me. I knew before...but the way I know now is different, it's better, it's sweeter.

This video is great and want to share it with all of you in case you haven't seen it.

Or click here to view video in high res from the ReflectionsofChrist.org site.

Suggested Scripture Reading: Mathew 27 & 28, Mark 15 & 16, Luke 23 & 24, John 18, 19, 20

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Linda Winegar

My greatest blessings call me Mom.


  1. Linda, I love how becoming a Mother changes a woman. Your thoughts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.
    This Christmas I also had a similar experience sitting under the christmas tree lights holding a 6 week old maddux. Mary gave birth in a crude manger! We labored with epidurals in nice hospitals. I cannot believe the suffering of Mary from her sweet baby's birth to crusifiction. Mary must be the strongest woman of faith. I love that we have these baby boys to give us a glimpse of perspective to how it must have felt. Thanks for your testimony.

  2. I loved the reflections of Christ too! Thank you for sharing your testimony with me :)