May 25, 2011

At Long Last

I know I say that all the time but seriously, the best weekend! Bryan was baptized On Saturday May 21, 2011 at 9:00AM in the Rutherford Church, Kingman, AZ by Michael Gibelyou. Such a happy day and one that will hold a special place in my heart for the rest of time. I always knew it was going to happen but it is so wonderful that it finally arrived.
Jordan Grimmer gave the talk on baptism and did a splendid job. My phone went off (to a really annoying ring tone), much to my embarrassment... Opps. It was my calendar telling me Bryan was getting baptized. Like I didn't know or would ever forget. My father baptized him, gently. And Brett Hale gave the talk on the Holy Ghost. Brett, Grimmer, myself, Jesse and Maddi Peterson, and Katherine Welch sang the Armies of Helamen/Sisters in Zion medley and it was beautiful. Then Bishop Miller welcomed him to the ward and the meeting ended. There was a wide variety of ages and people attending. There were children from his classes with their parents, some people from his ward, his friends from Young Single Adults, his friends from Utah (Grimmer, Katherine and me), his friends outside the church, and my family. Bryan has support from so many different people because he touches the lives of so many people and always for the better.
Bryan with the missionaries.
Elder Berryhill, Elder Lindsey, Dad, Bryan, Me, Brett
It has been a while coming and Bryan was a dry member anyway. It was so surreal to me because it didn't feel like it was necessary. But I can truly say I've seen a change for the better in Bryan since the beginning of his trip down this road. He is changed and has become an even better man than I have ever known. I feel so lucky to have him in my life. One fish in the sea.
Sunday He was confirmed in a scorching meeting room where I almost passed out, I swear! And then during priesthood meeting that same day he was ordained a priest. If that isn't testimony enough to the character of this man I don't know what is.
Thanks for the adventure Babe, You are my favorite.

May 15, 2011

Do You Ever Feel?

Do you ever feel like you've let people down? Like you should have been there for them, but for some reason or another you weren't? I've been feeling like I just woke from a very long dream and I noticed how withdrawn and selfish I have been. Even though the world says that this is the time to focus on yourself and figure out what you want to do, we shouldn't believe it.
My professor told us that we should view our time the same way we view our money. A tithe should be paid to the Lord. That's 1.2 months/5.2 weeks/36 days a year, .4 weeks/3 days a month, and .1 day a week. In all honesty, that isn't a whole lot of time. Now, all I need to do is realign my focus where it should be and spend more time seeking and saving the lost. Just like the RS lesson today. It's all about the active.

May 6, 2011

A New Interest

I don't know why but I have taken a sudden interest in how I and other people work. I've been checking out books that help me learn this. One book in particular has snagged my attention for the past few weeks.

This book is absolutely FASCINATING! I love it! It's like he knows everything about me and how I work. It's crazy. And although it's not doctrine or anything, it's pretty cool!

For most of my life I have been yellow. Straight up, purely crazy yellow.

Fun-lovin, carefree, guiltless, innocent, trusting, naive, attention-seeking, spotlight-grabbing, people-loving, party-harding, impulsive, cheerful, crazy. All very yellow things. But lately, some other colors have been catching up to me.

White, for instance is trying to crowd out my yellow.

timid, peacemaker, nonverbal, good listener, loyal, easygoing, forgiving, goes with the flow, silently stubborn, doesn't volunteer feelings or opinion, content.

I don't feel a need to run out and be the center of attention. I've become shy with people I don't know and I don't take the aggressive step in getting to know them that I used to. I don't voice my opinions that perhaps someone should let down their hair a little cuz they are coming across as a little crazy. I'm more passive, but still just as fun loving and sometimes my yellow peeks out and says, "Hey! Remember me? Remember all the crazy fun times we had? Let's do it again!"

Even the blue part of my personality is becoming more apparent.

easily guilted, manipulating (only a little bit for me), emotional, concerned for others,

Little to no red is even part of my personality. That seems to have died away.

Seriously, go read this book. I have learned so much and I greatly enjoy it. You won't see people the same again.

May 2, 2011

Just So You Know

I got to ride with the funniest people in the ward tonight, all the in the same car! The conversations we had made me laugh pretty hard in some places. They were all over the place and completely random jumping from topic to topic. I loved it! Theses were my people! Random, crazy, and willing to say whatever comes to mind, seriously, whatever.
I learned that cliff jumping can be dangerous and you might lose your ears and have to get them stiched back on your head. True story.... Seriously. And that some people can feel pain in their dreams. There are many different dialects to Mumblese, some that need translating. You don't have to be married to see one of the free BYU marriage counselors. Even jokesters can be serious when you need them to be.
Good times, good times.