Sunday, April 14, 2013


Sometimes birthdays are just a day that make you feel forgotten and unimportant. I find it kind of sad what this world is coming to. All this technology and such is making us anti-social. I find it sad that writing happy birthday on the wall of facebook is some people see as being sufficient towards wishing someone a happy birthday after being reminded of someones birthday. The only "Happy Birthday" I heard today came from my parents and my little brother. 

Today I felt forgotten and unimportant. Nothing special happened today. It was a totally normal day until I was reminded that I am not forgotten. That there is someone who wanted to make my birthday special; and not just my birthday, but everyday. My Heavenly Father has not forgotten me. He let me know today that I am special. He let me know that I am loved and that he knows what I want. He gave me a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies, and so much beauty to look at (which is all I could ask for on my birthday). I also taught the lesson in Relief Society today and was reminded over and over again of how much my Heavenly Father and Savior love me. The lesson went as good as it could have gone. It was one of the best lessons I have ever taught, but not because of me. It was because of the Savior and the power of his spirit. It was because of the power his spirit brought to those who were in tune. 

I don't write this so you will feel bad for me. 
I have learned a lot today, and that, I am eternally grateful for. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

God's Love

God loves us SO MUCH!!! It is amazing to me to see how much my Heavenly Father loves me as I go throughout my day. I have had many instances recently where God has shown me that He truly is aware of me and cares about my well being. He knows who I am, He knows what I am going through, and he knows exactly what I need. 

Let me give you a few examples:

A couple of weeks ago I was sent this email. it said,

Raintree Commons has been called to serve in the Utah Provo MTC Mission. Beginning May 1, 2013.

As of May 1, 2013, Raintree Commons will become a temporary extension of the Provo Utah MTC. It will be necessary for you to move from the property at the end of the winter contract period on April 27, 2013. We very much appreciate you as a resident and regret any inconvenience that this will cause you, but hope that you will support our decision to serve. 

When I saw this I was at first really upset. I had already signed another year contract with them and had plans to stay there and live with a couple other girls in the ward. I freaked out a bit because I like to have plans and I no longer had plans of where I was going to live. I said a quick prayer after calling my parent's freaking out. I then started looking for a place to live. I then realized that it was a good thing and I knew Heavenly Father would bless me. I looked on KSL  (even though every time I have looked on KSL in the past I haven't ever found a cheap enough place to live). I saw an ad for a house that had a private women's bedroom. I looked at it because it looked like a good place. This place was only 200 dollars a month for a private room plus utilities. It was also really close to school and work, so I would be saving money on gas as well. When I looked at the place I knew it was exactly what I needed and ended up being better than my current situation that I thought was pretty good. I snatched that place up. Because of this situation, I know that Heavenly Father truly does love me. He wasn't just going to leave me in a pickle by kicking me out of my house for his missionaries. He was going to bless me as I willingly accepted his plan. He blessed me for being willing. He blessed me more than I would have expected. 

Next example:

On Saturday I was working with one of my clients at my job. Whenever I work with this client I can take this client wherever, just to get him out of his house and have fun. I have been wanting to go to the park with him but it has been bad weather every time I work with him. This day it was supposed to rain. I was not looking forward to it. I decided that we would try to go to the park while it wasn't raining. Once we arrived, we got out of the car and the sun started to shine. She sun shined the entire 3 hours we were there. Once we left, it got cloudy again and started to rain. This was another example to me of how much our Heavenly Father loves us. He knew how much this client would enjoy being outside and He knew that I wanted what was best for this client. He gave us the most perfect day to be at the park. 

These are just two examples of how Heavenly Father has shown his awareness and love to me. I truly do feel His love for me!!! I know that it is real and I cannot live without it. I also know that my Savior loves me so much!!! His love has changed my life and I am eternally grateful for His love. I truly do feel my Saviors love in all the world around me.