Thursday, June 11, 2009

now I see

If you met me last week for the first time, and then ran into me this week, you might think you'd made two new friends.

The former would have been a chore of a friend, the latter, full of sunshine. 


Coming out of my class on Tuesday, I started chatting with a young girl that sits near me. She was so bright I couldn't help notice and say hello. We talked for an hour.

I love talking with strangers.

I still know very little about her because we never exchanged stories. We talked about the great blessing it is to be alive! We rejoiced together in the message that was dancing all around us. It was the most beautiful day, we were living a dream being at college when so many people all over the world would give anything to be where we were that second.

I loved her. She reminded me of how much I've always wanted to be exactly where I am right now. She told me of her dream to be married and have children, and how she hoped to be like me. I prayed in my heart for her to find a man who deserved her.


Life has been so good to me. I feel great now. You know why?

On Sunday my heart rang out, "Lord, I promise I will be a more profitable servant to you if I am well! I promise to try to be humble on my own, so that you can stop humbling me through my afflictions." And the very next day I was feeling like my old, enthusiastic self again, no morning sickness! 


There is a scripture that completely sums up how I feel right now: Alma 26:11-12 says, 

"I do not boast in my own strength, nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God.
Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."

These pictures are a few I've taken that I love of God's tiny wonders. The world is full when our eyes are open!


The life of Jayne said...

So uplifting!-Thanks!

Mandy said...

This is such a beautiful post! Thank you for your strength and insight. I needed to read this!