Saturday, March 22, 2008
We Did It!
Spencer and I have a friend down here who is Catholic and she invited us to Ash Wednesday (February 6, 2008) this year. Apparently that is the day you begin Lent, where you give something up until Easter (46 days - yes I was counting) as a sacrifice for our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We thought it would be neat to participate in Lent this year. When I was thinking of something that would be a sacrifice for me to give up, sugar was always in the back of my mind, but I kept pushing the idea away because I didn't know if I seriously could give up sweets, candy, junk food, etc for 46 whole days.
Those of you who know me know this is a big challenge. Well, after trying to talk myself out of it, I decided to go for it. No junk food until Easter. I am not going to lie. It was TOUGH for me! In fact, it probably took a whole month before I got over my candy cravings. But, tomorrow is Easter, and I have already brushed my teeth for the night, so I guess it is safe to say WE DID IT!!!
Every time I wanted to give up, I just thought about how we were doing this for Jesus, and after all he has done for us, something as little as giving up junk food and candy for 6 weeks is nothing.
Now to touch on Easter. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and for His resurrection. We went to the Easter pageant at the Mesa Temple last night and it was amazing to watch a pageant focusing on the Savior and why we celebrate Easter. I am so grateful for Jesus Christ, for his life, example, sacrifice, and love for all of us. HAPPY EASTER.
Posted by Let the Good Times Roll at 9:45 PM