Monday, August 23, 2010

Opportunities for greatness!

So this past week it has been the beginning of starting my SENIOR YEAR of college! Yay! This is something that I truly thought would take ages to get to, but it is finally here and I am loving it! I am excited for the challenges that await me this semester. I am tackling 18 credit hours, while working and having other amazing, and enjoyable callings in church and institute. But the one thing that keeps me focused and sane all of the time is the fact I know that Heavenly Father will never give me something to which I am not capable of handling. I love being stretched, pulled, pushed and lengthened. I feel that the more that comes at me, the more of an opportunity I have to improve! Which lets be honest, who doesn't want to be there own, most amazing self ever?! One other small thing I am thoroughly ecstatic about is that this past Sunday I had the opportunity to fill in for a relief society teacher. I seriously cannot express the gratitude and love I have of teaching. I feel that as I study subjects at a closer angle, and am able to view them from a variety of perspectives, they are magnified beyond all measure! Teaching is one of my most favorite things to do now. Even though I always want to pee my pants in fear that I might say or do something wrong, I know that with the spirit as my companion, I can help deliver what the Lord needs the sisters to hear. Guys life is good! I love it and love being in a state of utter happiness all the time. I had to express my love this day because I feel like my tank is overflowing :) Be happy this day and look for the small and simple things in your life that will give you an opportunity to improve in greatness!

Two things I love that are simple and wonderful in life..

First: Rainbows...
In Ephraim EFY there was a massive rain day and it made a double rainbow! When I thought one was blissful, try seeing two! It made my heart so so so HAPPY!

Second: Laughter!
Kindal and I met in Ephraim as well and we would have the most wonderful nights of tiredness and staying up laughing and talking! This is one of the most in the moment pictures that I love! Pure happiness and laughter does the body and soul good, I always say!

The End. Love. You. All.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

EFY / Update to Come!

Hey All! I know I have taken.. Oh all Summer to Update But an EFY Update is coming soon, as well as a school update! Until Then.. :)

To begin shortly.. This was Caroline!! Sweet Caroline.. I would sing this to her everytime that I Saw her precious face! She is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she has a similar background to me in my life. If anyone knows my family background, they know that growing up being the only active member, can at times be very challenging. But also such a blessing! Caroline and myself were able to have many talks on how to stay strong in families that may be active and those who may not be active either. We came to the conclusion that all of the peace and comfort lies within our Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. She taught me many lessons this summer, and one was to love the circumstances that we are sometimes in. She embraced many hardships that were in her life currently with a beautiful loving smile. I loved this girl and loved learning from her darling example of one who follows their heart and follows the Savior. Thank you Caroline! I love you my darling girl! You are amazing!