Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gaining Direction

It’s nice to be back!

You know, after a mission I forgot how comforting it was to sit down and just think about the things that have happened during the week. I think that was a huge reason as to why I put all my letters up on this blog…. It’s easy to forget the miracles when you don’t take the time to STOP and think.

Side story: “stop and think”… I don’t know if anyone ever had this in school but I was there A LOT. My third grade teacher, Mrs. Beckstrom, was patient but by no means was I a saint. I learned the importance of “stop and think”. A little desk in the corner of a room (aka isolation) does the mind well… even if it’s for the 4th time that day.

So here I am, once again stopping and thinking. It’s been an interesting past 6 months, so much has happened and I have barely had time to truly process it all—returning from a mission, work, love, marriage, moving… sheesh!

This post will be a funny contrast between my last few, I went from serving the Lord to fulfilling my role as wife—a completely different calling but just as fun and uplifting.

I’ve given it a lot of thought as to how I want to transition from mission life to the married life; the only thing that comes to mind is explaining how it all came about…

As I’m sure I have mentioned before, I always knew I was supposed to serve a mission; even more so when I was old enough to receive my Patriarchal blessing (a blessing given through the inspiration of the spirit by someone who is called to this position, it gives guidance and direction from Heavenly Father or God), I knew I needed to in order to be prepared to be the wife and mother my family future needed.

Luckily enough, that young man I married was patient enough to wait… not just while I served my mission in Idaho but for many years prior. We had met my first year in college at a dodge ball tournament, ha ha! I didn’t know then that I was breaking up with the love of my life. After a few years of space and a mission, we kept in touch through letters and emails for 18 months and he finished sweeping me off my feet!

So here I am. In a few days it will be one full year since I entered the Missionary Training Center (MTC)… and now I’m married and moved across the country! I couldn’t be happier. 

…it’s funny how an Aimless Motion has all of a sudden gained direction…

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