Will this trial end?

This month has been
Both joyful and sad.
I feel like ending this month with a blog post on Easter is quite fitting.
I personally have a lot of religious belief tied to Easter Sunday.
To each their own.
So take this with a grain of salt.
This month,
my family lost a loved one.
She was a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, confidant, and hero.
She was an amazing, thoughtful, and wonderfully loving woman.
Words cannot express how much she touched the lives of those around her.
How much she could just make you feel like the most important person in the world.
She could make you laugh with one word
and grin with just a hello.
Even though I know
without a doubt
that I will see her again,
it doesn’t make this experience any easier.
No one has EVER said
“This trial was easy.”
But I think the harder it is, the more valuable it is.
It is the same reason it is more impressive to run a marathon than it is to run a mile.
Now, as I said before,
experiencing trials is not a unique occurance.
We have all had them,
and we will all continue to have them.
What IS unique
is how we handle our trials.
I know that trials may make you feel like there is no way you could ever be happy.
Just remember,
your trials are preparing you to be TRULY HAPPY.
As I sit here this evening,
as today is Easter,
I am reminded of the wonderful life of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
I believe that he lived his life to the fullest.
He made those around him feel like the most important people in the world.
He was kind, generous, and thoughtful.
His death was sorrowful
but his resurrection was wonderful.
As he endured his trials,
he paved the way for true happiness.
Not only for himself,
but for me.
And for that, I will be eternally grateful.
I know that everyone has their own personal heroes,
and he is mine.
As I have been working on this month’s quilt,
it has felt like a trial in it’s own right.
And I know it is down to the wire,
but I finished it on time!
And here are some pictures.
I quilted all of the back ground with cute little pebbles with the 4 colors that I chose at the beginning of the month.
I also outlined a few pebbles here and there with silver thread.
Next, I cut off the edges and made sure it was all nice and square.
Sew on the binding, and pin it all around.
I know pinning takes a little extra time, but it really makes a difference on how even your binding looks by the time you are done.
Take the time.
I like to make sure the corners are all pinned nicely as well. This will set it up perfectly to make sure the corners are mitered perfectly.
And finally,
In my opinion,
The most fun part is putting on the Swarovski Crystals!!!
I even had my cute niece in on the action.
And there you have it.
Another successful quilt finished.
3 down. 9 to go.
So, if you take anything away from my posts this months is this.
Remember that your trials are only preparing you to be truly happy.
Have a wonderful easter.
Be great to each other.