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This is one of my very favorite talks. Watch it. Love it.
I love this video. There is something that is applicable to every situation.
In the midst of all my craziness graduation/moving/turning my life inside out I had the opportunity to take a dear friend to the MTC as she begins her mission. Kylee was in my ward growing up and was extremely close with my sister. As we both moved away to college we continued to stay in touch and remained friends. A few months ago she called me to share the exciting news of her mission call with me. I am so excited for her! She will be an absolutely amazing missionary!
I picked her up from the airport, fed her dinner, and put her to bed in preparation for her first day of her mission. On Wednesday we hung around my apartment (which looks like an absolute war-zone as I pack) until it time for lunch. For her last meal we decided on Jimmy John’s–an admirable choice I must say. Before we knew it, it was time. I asked if she wanted to call her mother one last time before I took her in. Kylee decided that she did want to talk to her mom, so I got out of the car and unloaded her suitcases while she talked. Little did I know that you HAVE to drive your missionary in, so after she finished her call I put all the suitcases back in and drove the 20 feet to the MTC. We were told that we had two and a half minutes to unpack, take pictures, and say goodbye. I pulled up to the curve and we hustled to get everything finished in time. Eventually we just ripped the band-aid and parted ways: me to the doctor and Kylee to her mission. The people of her mission are going to be so blessed by her!
I love General Conference. It is always one of the best weekends of the year and this was no different. There were so many good things that I can’t possibly put them all in here. I love this quote from Elder Rasband though. It makes it seem so simple. President Monson also quoted a poem that I loved. It puts things into perspective.
I’ve been thinking a lot about plans (lack thereof). This isn’t quite where I thought I would be at graduation. My life is not bad in anyway, just different. At the beginning of this experience I had a bad attitude; I was of the why-is-this-happening-to-me school of thought–not the way to go. Recently, though, I have realized that God is the Gardner and I’m ok with that. In His hands, my life will be happier, fuller, and much better than anything I can do on my own.
“Of all the titles of respect and honor and admiration that are given to diety, He has asked us to address Him as Father.“
I love this video. A friend shared it with me this week and it just made everything better.