Easter has really come to mean so much to me over the last few years. Although I have lost many family members and some friends I had never quite felt the devastation of losing someone truly close to me.
Two years ago my cousin, Christopher committed suicide and it left a real hole in my life. He had offered guidance and support through our family’s time in the military as he also served in the Army for 10 years. He was one of the kindest people I knew and was so unique in his ability to converse and make whomever he was talking to feel like the most important person in the world. I fondly remember sitting down to talk with him as a teenager and having him ask me questions about my life and truly want answers. We would sit and talk and I remember feeling so loved by a 2nd cousin over 10 years older than me.
I was saddened to think that my children would never know someone who I admired so much. Yet it is through the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that I find comfort and hope in a reunion with Christopher. And for that Easter has become so special for me. I hope you can enjoy this video that shares the joy and new life we may all find this Easter.