So, I'm finally updating! I know. It's been awhile. Not too terribly long in time, but a long lapse from all the things that I wished I could have been writing about.
Yesterday was amazing. Saturday was amazing. I love Brother Young. He is easily one of my favorite speakers locally. Ever hear one of those talks that feels like it is custom-made just for you? Well, that was how his talk made me feel yesterday! It touched me so much. It was exactly what I had needed to hear. He put some of the feelings that I had been wanting to express to my family into words so perfectly! I really wanted to talk to him after and thank him, but he was conducting recommend interviews [he's a member of the Stake Presidency], so I didn't get to catch him. I will elaborate more on his talk later. I will never forget it, so it's no big worry to me scribble it all down right now. ;P I don't have a whole lot of time, and I don't want to rush through it.
Saturday was Stake Enrichment day. We put together care packages for parents and caregivers in the NICU and Pediatric Hospice. It was such a good feeling to able to do something, regardless of how small, for those who are having a hard time. It was such a touching and amazing day. I almost missed it, too! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Kris for calling to wake me up ... even if it was only 5 minutes before they were leaving! ;]
I threw on a quick, "safe" outfit, and ran out with my makeup bag. The ride to Pittsburgh's a little over an hour, so I had plenty of time. It was good to be around the women again. With being in Primary, now, I feel so distant from them sometimes, but I'm so grateful for these experiences that pull us back together. It was also a great opportunity to get ourselves out there, because we got to work with women from the Presbyterian Church, and "Sisters in Zion" left a couple of them in tears. There are so many hard feelings against us around here, so it's always good to get an opportunity to lighten someone's mind, regardless of how it's done.
From that entire experience, it has strengthened my desire to work at the Hospice this summer. It would be great to be able to work at the Children's Hospital, but it's an hour and a half each way. OVHospice is only about 15 minutes, so I'll stick with it. ;] I need to call and figure out when they need/want me to start, because now that Chris is working from home, it makes the window of opportunity a lot larger.
Jill's wedding shower was last night. She is such a sweetheart! I would have never imagined that I would've been married before her, though. She's 5 years older than me and always teased me about it. Well, look at me now! ;P They're living down in Florida right now, and working at Disneyworld, but she came "home" for her shower, and then they'll be back in July to get married! ;] July 22nd, in fact. I'm just writing that down in case I forget the date! ;P I hadn't met her fiance before last night, but he is great! It's so comforting to know that one of your good friends is marrying such a good guy ... unfortunately, I can't say the same for some of the others.
Ron & Linda were the ones that got her adopted into her family when she was 10 years old, and she said that if it wasn't for him that she would have never had a dad to walk her down the aisle and that she would never be able to be married by anyone else. Not a dry eye in the house, I tell ya! ;P
What else? Oh, gosh! I do not know ... it was an incredible weekend that definitely refreshed my spirit!
Then, in the mail today, I got my Maren Ord CD and my Ensign! I am set! ;)))