Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's been awhile...

Hello, World.
It's been quite some time since I contributed to my little blog.
I know...tsk tsk.  I should be better about updating my life.
For some reason I haven't had that burning desire to write on here.
I'm not sure why because it's not like nothing interesting has happened.
My life is by no means boring.
I guess I just went through a 3 month blog hiatus.
Hopefully I'll get that fire back.

So for a quick update:
Thanksgiving was great!
Christmas was great!
We got to go to the Florida Keys for the first time and I definitely wish I was still there right now as it is in the negatives at night in this Narnia land of Utah.
(p.s. roosters/chickens just roam the streets in Key West.  Literally.  No joke.)

How's that for a quick update?

Well, lastly...the thing that is the most fresh in my mind is something we talked about at Institute last night.  Alex and I have it every Tuesday night this semester and it's something that we really enjoy doing together.
Our teacher made all 50 or so of us stand up individually to say our name, where we're from, what we're doing, and a "blessing story."
(First of was HILARIOUS watching all the single people whispering things to their friends like, "He's cute!" or "She seems cool.")
Second, it was so amazing listening to all of these people publicly thanking Heavenly Father for their jobs, their families, miracles that have happened in their lives, their missions, their friends, the temple, etc.
Alex and I were last.
Alex said his blessing right now is that he is going to be Jack's escort for his first time going through the temple. (Which is on Friday!  Yay.)
I have so many blessings in my life...of course!
But, the biggest blessing I have in my life is having broken up my first engagement.
Did it hurt at the time?
Oooohhhh yessss!
Did I think I was going to get through it.
Nope, not really.
Did I lose faith?
Sad to admit...yes.
However, that experience taught me that I am stronger than I think I am.
It taught me that I can do hard things.
It taught me that even when I don't think I have anything left within me...I actually do.
And just when I started to accept those things...Alex came in and really saved the day. :)
I love him so much.
I thank Heavenly Father for him pretty much constantly.
I really don't know what I would do without him.
He makes me feel so very special every, single day.
He was worth the wait and the heartache.  SO worth it.
So sappy as it was...
I told the class the extremely brief story of my broken engagement and how that led the way for the biggest blessing in my life, which is my sweet husband.

Now...let's hope I keep up on this updating the blog business.


Aimee said...

I hope you keep blogging. And I am so happy for you that you found Alex, I remember not really knowing the situation, but when it all happened with your engagement, and I am glad that you figured out it wasnt a good situation for you, and so happy that you have since found such a wonderful husband!

brooke elyse said...

I remember you telling us (EFY girls) the first story of your engagement... thank you for being an example and bearing testimony in word AND action. I look up to you, Kaycie!


p.s- keep blogging ;)