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I am grateful for Easter and the miracle of Christ's resurrection. How indebted I am to Him to have overcome the bands of death and pave the way for us to one day be resurrected as well. My gratitude for His incredible gift became even more poignant July 4, 1998. As my husband's physical body was permanently changed at that time, my love for my Savior also changed, increasing dramatically than it ever had before. I knew and had gained a testimony that we would all be resurrected one day. I believed that Heavenly Father had an eternal plan for us. But as the brain injury and physical ailments became more apparent over the coming weeks, the resurrection became personal. Now I knew that one day my husband would all of his cognitive abilities and faculties restored to him. One day, he would be able to use the fine motor skills in his right hand just as he had before. With the resurrection, the scar tissue or other physical damage to his brain that caused seizures and required him to take anti-seizure medication daily, will be healed and be made whole. In short, every cell and neuron would be perfected and aligned so that Laurent would physically be made whole. What a wonderful blessing we anticipate! My mind is also drawn to other friends and family currently dealing with physical ailments and trials. How glorious it will be for them to not have ALS, MS, cancer, diabetes, or dementia! What an incredible gift to have sight or hearing restored, limbs made to move again, and all ailments eliminated. What a beautiful day it will be to be reunited with loved ones who have passed on and be able to embrace them with love and tears of joy! Easter is truly a beautiful day and a time for rejoicing. We declare that "He is Risen" and has opened the gate for each of to one day rise as well. Because He lives, so can we!