Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Blog Revival
I guess after more than two years I will attempt to make my first post. It is like starting all the way over. I don't even know if anyone will ever see this, but I'm fine with that. The last two years have been quite interesting. I can't explain in words the changes that have occurred in this short time frame. I expected a lot to happen and about a million times more happened. My mission was the best experience in the world. I couldn't have done a better thing with my life. Brasil is amazing and I am so grateful for the people that helped me while I was there. I learned so much, and prepared myself for the life that awaited me when I returned.
Life at home has been great. I am so grateful that I can be here for my family, and have had the chance to start my own. Losing my mother was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through, but having strong people around me helped me so much. Having an awesome family also really helps. My dad is amazing and has helped me so much. I have come to a great appreciation for him. I am also even more grateful for the life my mother lived and the example she was for me and all she ever met. I'll never forget her and the legacy she left behind for me. She taught me things in 20 years that will take me 100 to apply.
I am also so grateful for the opportunity I have to be married to the prettiest girl in the world. She means everything to me. One of the most important things to me is that she had the opportunity to know my mom. I never thought that if we hadn't have dated before my mission she might not have had that opportunity. Shella is amazing. I discover more and more each day. I couldn't have picked a better helpmate. I also married into a pretty awesome family that has helped me so much. They are so much fun, and now are a definite part of who I am.
Well, I'll try to post a few pictures of everything that has gone on in the last little while. The one thing I've learned is never waste a moment when there are so many good things to do with it! We need to use all of our time to do good things and not waste time!
Thanks for reading... hopefully I post again before two more years slip by...