Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter!

I'm posting my Easter greetings a bit early, because I am anticipating a very busy weekend ahead. First, and foremost, we are having family visit. My mom is coming down and so are my brother Chad and niece Bella. My sister, Anissa and niece Anje will assuredly come over too. So nice to have my house full of family!

Also, I am wearing many hats this weekend...I have been asked to sing in Sacrament Meeting and Taylor will be accompanying me on her flute, along with my great friend, Melanie! I'm a bit nervous since I've only sung a solo twice before and neither were very momentous. I'm glad to have my darling with me and Melanie always is a pleasure to listen to. I am also teaching RS this weekend as a substitute. I haven't done this in so long, but I am excited to teach adults again. I am also doing my usual job of printing the bulletin for the week. I am not complaining at all...but it does take time!!! And, of course, with my nieces and my daughters....we will have no end of Easter activities. We are planning to do eggs, treasure hunts, and Easter dresses--a fun tradition at our house.

With all of this, it might be easy to forget the real cause for celebration! But we do our very best to remember the "reason for the season." I am so grateful for my Savior! I am so glad for the opportunities I have to serve Him in everything that I do. I am grateful for family and friends that make this life worth living! I wish you all the very best of days and that you may feel the love of Him whose life, death and rebirth we celebrate this weekend! Happy Easter!

6 comments:

Josie said...

Tonya, Happy Easter to you! I can't wait to hear your song with Melanie! I'll be looking forward to it! Hope your weekend is fabulous!!

Melanie and Curtis said...

Happy Easter Tonya! I am so thankful for your example and friendship in my life. I have ALWAYS looked up to you..such a neat and fabulous person you are with so many amazing talents. I am excited to play for you tomorrow. I can't wait!

Lyndsi said...

Happy Easter to you too, Tonya! You are indeed such a Christlike individual, always serving and loving others. I am looking forward to your musical number tomorrow - I know it will be wonderful. I wish I could hear your lesson in RS too - you have always impressed me with your knowledge and love of the Gospel. You bless so many lives by just being you!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to you all from the Northern (& Eastern) Strongs.

Dad

Joe and Julianne said...

You did AWESOME today! Your song was so touching and Taylor did a great job, too. I really enjoyed your lesson as well. BUSY Sunday for you! You are a great example!!!

Annette said...

You did so good singing and giving your lesson! I was thinking, "I'm glad that's not me!" Then last week, Sis. Fracom came up to me and asked me to give the lesson in RS for next week! I am dying!