Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time is a funny thing

In the months leading up to our trip, time seemed to stand still. Then the last five days together have flown by in an instant. It's no secret, I'm not a fan of endings or change. I haven't been her next door neighbor for two years and it still feels like I'm burying my feet in the sand and being drug in the opposite direction. I recently read a talk by President Uchtdorf, titled, "Grateful in Any Circumstances." He says, "In light of what we know about our eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings. Why is this? Because we are made of the stuff of eternity. We are eternal beings, children of the Almighty God, whose name is Endless13 and who promises eternal blessings without number. Endings are not our destiny. The more we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful." 

This struck me in a powerful way. It is no wonder then why I am constantly fighting change and endings. They are "merely interruptions."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A little work and more play

Joey, Nico and I enjoyed some extra special quality time. We traveled to Utah and visited family and friends. It was wonderful to see my AP, DC, and C-wood peeps. What a lovely reunion it was. I hope to never tire of this ritual. It might be my favorite summer activity.