For starters, let me just get this out of the way. 147.5. YAY! Little by little I’m getting back to where I feel better about my weight. I might not get to 141. But I was 153 a month ago and 157 the month before that. Clothes are fitting better, my enormous pouch is slowly disappearing and I’m not so worn out and exhausted when I have to climb stairs or run after Easton. I’m eating way more healthy and occasionally Mikelle talks me into running the stairs in the Performing Arts Center at the school.
Now, let me just say that my spiritual self is doing pretty well also.
It is I am growing by leaps and bounds. I’ve had taken the opportunity to attend the temple far more regularly and I have been feeling absolutely wonderful in that regard. Oh my goodness, how do I even begin to explain the light and happiness and contentment and joy and peace I feel. There aren’t words. Oh, stop. Wait. There are words!
These are the exact words.
Why did I spend years . . . years . . . not taking the opportunity to attend the temple? I really robbed myself. This has been such an eye opener for me. I thought going to the temple was just my time being all gobbled up in repetitive words and images. I thought it was such a necessary burden. That if I had to go I just needed to endure and then get on to what I really wanted to do. Now, all that has changed. Going to the temple is what I really want to do!
It’s so exciting. It is so beautiful and it is so filling.
Yesterday I decided to run to Brigham City. Tracy had given me some little pinks, three yellows, and one blue. I’m starting to think of these people as my people. I know they are Tracy’s people, but I’m getting attached! I’m looking forward to sharing this wonderful gospel with them. I got to do three sealings and one session and then I did five initiatory.
Absolutely amazing. Fairly walking on air by the time I left. And what a beautiful edifice. Gorgeous! Oh my goodness. Peach blossoms in all of the architecture. Soft muted shades. My favorite color palette . . . sage green, soft peach, and three or four shades of beige, tan, off white, ivory. Oh how I love monochromatic. I even love saying ‘monochromatic’! I love the word itself.
Anyway —> lovely day!
I am so grateful that I have finally [at least, partially] caught the vision. [I have a long, long way to go but it’s feeling so dang wonderful!]
Love this quote: When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities. ~Pres. Benson