Monday, November 8, 2010

a little behind...Days 7, 8, & 9

Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Wow, this one is SO hard! To pick just ONE someone/something. There have been so many! I could go on and on about parents, sisters, family, friends, EFY teachers, church leaders, school teachers, religion professors, etc. However, the person that sticks out in my mind is our former prophet President Gordon Bittner Hinckley. Geez...what a stud! I love this man with all of my heart. Don't get me wrong, I love our other General Authorities, but this man sure pulls on my heart strings. He was the prophet from the time I was 8 until I was almost 21. A lot happens between those ages, especially those years that shape you and make you into the person you will most likely be for the rest of your life. He taught me how to treat my eternal companion, he taught me how to hold on fast to my testimony of the Restoration and Joseph Smith, he taught me how to stand for something, he taught me how to stand a little taller each and every day, & most importantly, he taught me how to better love my Savior and Heavenly Father. This man is amazing and oh how I miss him! Even though he has been dead for almost 3 years, it is still weird to not see him at General Conference. He must've been amazing if my boyfriend (who can count the amount of times he's cried) cried during his broadcasted funeral. (He's gonna kill me for putting that on here. Love you :) President Hinckley was and still is the man.

Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them
My short term goals for the month of November are:
1. Catch up on my journal writing
2. Lose 5 pounds
3. Be more grateful
4. Learn a new piano piece
5. Find adult dance classes that I can attend
I want to accomplish all of those goals by Thanksgiving. TOTALLY do-able!
Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days
One of the girls at New Haven has been wearing some sort of hoodie with her hood up over her head, constantly, for the last 3 months when she arrived. At first it was a protection to shut out everyone since she did not want to be there, but then it became an OCD tendency. She has OCD super bad. It takes her like an hour to wash her face...kinda ridiculous. It's hard to understand since I don't have OCD, but apparently it's really difficult for her to deal with. So I have never seen the top of her head...until 2 days ago!! She took it off!! This past weekend was Parent Weekend and I'm not sure what happened while her dad was there, but when I arrived on Saturday she had taken it off! She was so pretty! It was kinda weird though since I was so used to seeing her hood. You could tell she was having a rough time, but hopefully when I go in tomorrow she will still have it down. So even though she's a pill sometimes, I'm so proud of her.


Lori said...

President Hinckley is the perfect expressed yourself beautifully. I'm so happy you followed the prophet! And thank you for the 2 videos. Can't stop crying! xo