Monday, October 4, 2010

Tender Mercies

This is a post I've been working on for a few weeks, and I decided that the end of Conference was a good a time as any to actually finish and post it. 

It's amazing to me how things just work out. 

At the beginning of the summer, I started working for our university catering company.
Around the same time, Erin started dating this boy named Matt. It didn't take long for everyone to realize that it was different for her this time around. I definitely noticed. All of sudden she was with him all the time. I was working a lot, but whenever I wasn't working, she was with him. It's only continued to progress for them. Between that, and the fact that she's leaving to do a study abroad next semester, I was seriously stressing about what I was going to do without her; without my best friend.
Enter Amy Dastrup.
Amy works at catering with me. 

We are the same person.
It's true. 
We think the same, talk the same, act the same. 
We needed each other and didn't even know it.
It wasn't long after we met each other that we realized how impeccable the timing was for us to come into each other's lives. 

President Uchtdorf is incredible.
I've never met the man, but he knows me.
For the past couple of years, his talks have consistently been my favorite.
They are exactly what I need. 
Every time.
His talks will come up on my iPod just when I need them most.
Sometimes I don't even know I need them. 
When I broke up with the boyfriend, I wasn't sure if it was the right thing to do. 
I felt terrible.
But the whole week leading up to it, I just kept feeling that it was what I needed to do. 
Since then, I have felt a huge weight off my shoulders.
I still don't know why, but as each day goes on, I know it's what I needed to do. 
Today, Elder L. Tom Perry spoke, specifically to the young men of the church. 
He talked to them about assuming their roles in the Priesthood.
He talked to them about the importance of staying strong, carrying the Priesthood worthily, graduating from seminary, earning their Eagle, serving a full-time mission, and having their own strong and steadfast testimony. He talked about them going on to become teachers and Elders Quorum presidents. 
This was directed at young men, but it definitely hit me pretty hard. 
This was when I realized that that is what I want in my future husband.
My friend
McKay wrote a post last night that put a great picture in my head. 
"I don't know who the lucky guy will be that gets to sweep me off my feet, and ride off into the sunset. But I bet I know right where he is right now, and it makes my heart smile. . . right at this moment he is just sitting there, learning how to make me happy. Maybe playing with his tie, or taking a few notes."
Love it. 
It makes me happy to think about him, whoever/wherever he may be. 


  1. I love Elder Uchtdorf, too. He's one of my favorite speakers.

    I'm glad you are at peace with your decisions. There are bigger and brighter things ahead of you, I just know it.


  2. And this is hwat Mommy's are meaning when they say...about that he an Eagle Scout... those things can tell you a lot

    Wise girl.


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