Feb 8, 2016

Don't Worry, Be Happy

On Tuesday of this week we were supposed to have exchanges, but welcomed another snow storm instead. I thought we were done, but alas, no. Our cars were grounded all day so we had to get creative in finding ways to be productive inside. We made cookies, colored our ward list and tried our best to not go crazy. It was quite the day.

I learned on Thursday morning that I am now going to be in the Ralston La Vista ward with Sister Fronk! I have been wanting to be companions with Sister Fronk my whole mission so to say I was excited would be a little bit of an understatement. I really am so sad to leave Cottonwood, but I'm ready for this new chapter. We also learned on Thursday that Sister Chappell is training a new missionary which means... I'M A GRANDMA! I definitely had a proud mom moment when I found out. She's going to be such an amazing trainer.

Something that I feel like I have learned this week is how to really try to embrace every moment that we are given. Sister Fronk and I didn't realize it was Super Bowl Sunday until we were at church, and it freaked me out a little bit because I remember last year so clearly. Time really is such an interesting concept because it is something that we want to move both slowly and quickly and it is something that we can never get back. It is something that is so precious and I realized that our Heavenly Father didn't send us here to endure through life, but to grow and learn and be happy. In a talk I read recently from President Uchtdorf he says,

"The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments. They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives. These are they who are truly happy."

Life is too short not to be happy, so I'm going to choose to be happy now.
 Our district's last lunch together, so that was sad. But the pizza was good so at least there's that.

 I had to let my baby go. I was not happy about that.

 But now I get to be with Sister Fronk so I'm ok with it!

Four generation picture. So happy!

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