Monday, October 4, 2010

O Happy Day

Acouple weeks ago I was stressing out.
And really I have never, and I literally mean, NEVER,
felt so stressed...
SO blessed
Let's start with the bad news first, ya?

It hit me
like a ton of bricks...
worse than I have ever felt before...
I am 21 (more on that later)
and I graduate college
in exactly 7 months
Move to Washington DC?
and what do I do?
Or do I move home?
get a masters degree?
but in what?
Not what I'm getting my undergrad in..
But should I so that its not a waste??
Who knows...
All these answers are still undecided.
Im relaxed and not worried.
Dont get me wrong.
Im terrified.
I realized something.
Life will figure itself out.
HE is not going to leave me hanging
I just have to do the best I can!
And Ill be where Im supposed to be

Now onto the blessings...
I had the opportunity to help Kylee film.
a news story for KBYU.
We went to the Utah National Guard Air Base
to watch 39 soldiers come home and greet their families after
one year of deployment.
Yes, that's right, ONE YEAR.
I had the exxxxxtreme pleasure of standing
in the middle of loved ones reuniting with their
heroic soldier while tears streamed down my face.
These men and women SACRIFICE so much for us...and they
DO NOT get the credit they deserve, not in the slightest.
I was blessed to be able to talk to so many people while
I was there and relay my experiences as an army brat.
I also got to brag about my dad :)
I dont think I had ever felt so proud.
It was truly an awesome experience.

Natalie and Rachel stayed with me a little bit ago
It was so good to see them.

Rachel brightens my day, shes amazing, and I LOVE her.

And Natalie, man did I need her.
I have not seen her for 3 1/2 months!
She gets me like no one else.
She knows what she needs to say to me
and when to push me.
I even broke down in zupas public...crying...I know...
because I was so happy to have her in front of me
just listening to me
and offering comforting words.
Thanks Nat

I went to 3 out of 4 sessions of conference in the C.C.
Then I went to a luncheon with the presidencies of
Relief Society, Young Womens, and Primary.
I met Sister Beck, Sister Dalton (she told me I sparkled :),
and Sister Wixon, along with some counselors, and board members.
They are all incredible
SO happy and such examples
It was such a wonderful experience!

I went to a fireside where Stephanie (nienie) Nielson spoke.
It. was. amazing.
She's amazing.
What an example to us all!
Suz and I got there early, stood in line, and got good seats
this was a challenge...
But it was worth it.
She spoke about being beautiful.
Which, according to her, AND Heavenly Father,
each one of us are.
She was right...we all are.
She shared an amazing experience and I was once again
testified to that the Lord knows us, and he is aware of us.
How blessed are we?

AND my parents cam up to visit me
O how I needed that.
I needed my dad to tell me what to do with my life
And then for my mom to what you want :)
I love them
More than I could express.
Im 21, yet no one can make me feel like my parents can
I am so thankful.

So all in all it has been a fabulous past couple weeks
Lots of ups and downs, but the ups totally outweighed it all!
Just like Presdient Monson said in conference,
all about an "Attitude of Gratitude"