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Sunday, March 8, 2009

So much for that...

OK, the Valentines day post probably won't be happening any time soon--it was really fun, we went to Vegas, we saw Eric and Jenn, Sage, Savannah, Haven, and Ryder. They're fantastic, and it was really fun.

I've been thinking about time lately. Between the change in it this weekend, and the fact that we went to an activity put on by the Young Women in Nate's family's ward, it's been interesting.

At the Young Women's activity, I was thinking "Holy cow, I'm not in Young Women's anymore." Clearly, I was previously aware of this, but Relief society in a Singles ward, and in a Young Married ward feels basically the same as Young Women's--just bigger.

I've also been thinking about the fact that I have a job--like a real one. I'm a teacher. The thing that I always said I wanted to be "When I grow up." Suddenly, I'm here, and I don't think that I'm really "grown up" yet. Who knows when I'll really feel like a grown up. I guess I feel moments of adulthood, just not a general feeling of being an adult.

In Stake Conference today, Sister Bateman told us about a quote she heard from Sister Hinkley. She said, "You're all wonderful, you just don't realize it because you're so used to yourselves!" I really liked that--and I guess it goes with the whole time thing. Over time we tend to get used to lots of things in our lives. We sort of fall into a pattern, and we don't think about lots of different things that we have to appreciate. This can apply to friends, family, our spouse, anything. The same thing I think starts to happen with ourselves. We're always with ourselves, and we start to ignore the talents and abilities that we've been given.

Not that we should run around tooting our own horns, and extolling our various virtues, but I think that it might be just as important for us to recognize the blessings we've been given in the form of personality, and talents, as it is for us to be thankful for the physical blessings we've been given.

And if you're having a hard time figuring out why you're wonderful, you should ask someone. If no one else, ask me. I can tell you a thing or two about why you're fantastic.


  1. Hi! I found your blog on the Duthrie's blog. I totally agree with your post about time. It seems to pass so quickly and yet, I don't feel like the mom of two kids. I also don't feel like my younger siblings should be old enough to be married/graduating from HS either. Oh, how time flies! I'm glad that I'm finally learning to enjoy the moments in every day.
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  2. What a great post! I saw you two at the auction and at the stake conference, but didn't get a chance to say hello. I really enjoy your blog and I hope you don't mind me reading it.

  3. I enjoyed reading your thoughts. You sure are one awesome girl--I still miss those days in young womens too.