Monday, February 4, 2008

Snow, YSA, and a Testimony

Well, I need to really get on this whole blogging thing...I am not really that good right now. Well, it is snowing right as we speak, which may mean I don't have to work tomorrow...I work at a high school and since no one here knows how to drive safely in the snow and ice, schools get delayed and cancelled! I don't mind one way or the other. The kids at my work are wanting a snow day. :)


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I guess that I could tell you about my weekend. I had so much fun...way more than I ever expected to have. We had a regional YSA activity up in Las Alamos, where there is actually snow that sticks around for a while. People from my branch met up at the Stake center, which I was rushing to because I got off work across town at 4:00. I found someone to ride up with, since my poor old vehicle is not in good enough health to leave the Albuquerque area...I have a goal for a new car by the summer at the latest! Back to the story, I thought that this gal would be fine to ride up with...she was so mad the whole way up! And she didn't have her seatbelt on most of the time and she was talking on her phone a lot and texting while driving! She was not a good driver...I had a few very nerve-wracking minutes. She went home in the middle of the night, so I got a ride with some other girls, Maureen and Becca, who were so much fun to talk with. I don't like angry people! I like to be happy and it is hard when the person next to you is pre-occupied and not focusing on her driving! And not focusing on her language...


Friday night we had a big dinner of enchiladas...living in New Mexico, I expected them to have some heat to them, but no. So sad...after dinner we had a great fireside on unity and it was just fantastic! I loved it! I have heard firesides from this particular gentleman before, but they have all been on dating...I was kind of happy that I could hear more of his testimony on other subjects. Then we went ice skating from 10 to midnight! I had so much fun!!! I was really nervous for a while, but after a few laps I got more confident and was going faster and making sharper turns and dancing with some friends. It was the neatest rink ever! You drive down into a canyon and it looks like an indoors ice rink, just out doors. It looked really neat with all the trees and the canyon walls and the snow everywhere!


The next morning after breakfast we went sledding. And I sure had a great time!!! I am actually kind-of terrified of sledding because of the speed and the fact that you can really biff it at any time if you move the wrong way. I went down several times and they were great...until I had to climb all the way back up the hill. It would have been fine if the snow wasn't so deep! I would step down a little one step and then be up to my thigh the next! I am still feeling a bit of the effects of all the exercise I had this weekend, but it feels great and I am pumped to go out and do something more!


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I found out today from Elizabeth and my mom about President Thomas S. Monson being called to be our new prophet with Eyring and Uchtdorf as his councilors. Words cannot describe all that I have been feeling over the past week. I am very sad at the passing of our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley, but I am also so glad that he is able to be with his already departed loved ones, especially his wife, who I am sure he has missed so much! I know that these men are truley called of God and that they are the humblest of men. They are prophets and apostles of the Lord! They are our leaders and guide us in this dispensation of the Earth.


I love this church so much and I know that it is true! I am so grateful that we have the true gospel and that we have such an organized and beautifully spiritual way for the apostles to set apart the prophet today! This past week has truly been a spiritual one and I am grateful that I know it is true and that I have the gift of the Spirit with me all the time to confirm truth to me! I love the scriptures and the gift of prayer and I know that I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father!


Sorry that this kind of turned into a testimony, but my heart is just so full that I have to share it!

1 comment:

Jia said...

I love the way you write things Emily. You should join us over at Modern Molly Mormon as a contributor