Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thes past couple of months have been a bit crazy for us but I am so grateful for all the trials and the blessings that have come. I wanted to share a few things that I have been going through but also what I have learned from those experiences.

First we are going to be parents! It's so crazy to think in just 3 short months we will have our sweet little girl in our arms. We feel so blessed and so grateful that our Heavenly Father is entrusting us to care for and nurture this sweet baby. Being a mother is something I've always wanted and I'm so blessed and grateful I've been given that opportunity. Feeling her move and kick is my absolute favorite and I smile each time she kicks! Pregnancy has been very easy on me. Luckily no nausea at all! Sometimes when I eat I get acid reflux which is not fun although every uncomfortable moment will be worth it because she is worth it. I would do anything for this sweet little baby! We are so in love and cannot wait for June to come so we can meet her. 🎀

January 18th, 2017
This day started out as a normal day for me however little did I know it would end up being one of the scariest days of my life. Sometimes for work I travel and I was driving to work that morning it was about 9:30. As I was traveling down the interstate going 80mph a vehicle stopped suddenly in front of me in the left hand lane to turn illegally into the emergency turn around that is only to be used for emergency vehicles. As you know going 80 mph you can only slow down so fast... I slammed on my brakes and knew that even though I hit my brakes I was going to hit him so in a split second decision I made the choice to get into the other lane and at that point my car rolled 3 times. During that I thought to myself this is bad, this is really bad and I will most likely be seriously injured or I would die because of how bad it was. I knew in that moment my life was in serious danger. What scared me the most was that not only was my life in danger but the life of our sweet baby growing in my belly could be in danger. Every mothers worst fear is something happening to her child. As soon as the car stopped rolling I immediately reached for my seatbelt and unlocked it and crawled out of the car. I was fairly calm I knew I was ok and I could move. I knew I needed help and began searching for my purse and phone. Several nice men stopped to help me and found my things and talked to me until help arrived. I was taken to the hospital and all I could think about was my baby and my husband. I needed to know she was ok and I needed him by my side to comfort me. I knew he was on his way and I couldn't wait for him to get there. When he walked into the room and hugged me that's the first time I cried. The look on his face was one I never hope to see again. He was so worried and scared. He was so sweet and sat by me the whole time he would not leave my side. I seriously am so blessed to have such a wonderful man by my side for eternity. When we heard our baby girls heartbeat we both got tears in our eyes it was such a relief to know that she was ok. We actually got to find out whether she was a boy or girl that day because of the accident. They did an ultrasound and I loved seeing her sweet little face and watching her move. This day was so scary for me because I had no idea what was going to happen the moment the car started to roll. I still have anxiety being in the car I don't talk about it much but being in the car now scares me a little. However through all of this I realized that Heavenly Father loved me and He was aware of me and our baby and He knew it was not time for us to leave this Earth yet. I still have work to do I still have things I needed to accomplish and this sweet baby needed to come get and she needed to be part of our family. It is a miracle that I survived this accident and walked away virtually unharmed. I had a few minor cuts on my hands and had bruises all over as well as somehow it pulled out quite a bit of my hair. Had I not been wearing my seat belt I would have been thrown from the car because it nearly ripped the drivers side door completely off. It was a very scary experience and I'm so blessed to be alive.

We all experience trials or scary experiences and we can learn from it all. I learned that life is so very precious and so very fragile. We need to appreciate all that we have and realize that in any moment it can be taken away. We have been given many precious gifts from our Heavenly Father and we need to cherish those gifts and each moment we are given. I'm so grateful and so blessed to be alive and to be able to be with my sweet husband and that we will get to raise our sweet baby girl together. I love my family and I love my Heavenly Father for watching out for me and my sweet baby. Always remember He knows you and He is very aware and He will protect you and take care of you always.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Love your spouse unconditionally but put God first!

In my last post several months ago I told the story of how TJ and I met. It has been 7 months since that post and many things have happened in our life since. Can I just say I love being married to my husband!? He is the most incredible man. I mean he puts up with me everyday so what more could I ask for right?! Not every day is easy but because we have each other it makes each day and each trial we go through easier. One thing We talked about and decided before we got married was that God would always be our number 1 and we would be each other's number 2. That may seem strange to some but we believe in putting God first in our marriage. I believe that putting God first in your life will bring you blessings you cannot even begin to measure. That decision has been one of the greatest  decisions I've ever made. When I made the choice to follow My Heavenly Fathers plan for me and to put Him first instead of what I wanted and thought I needed everything in my life has fallen into place. Some days are hard and some days I struggle but because of my faith and my willingness to trust God no matter how hard it may be at times, my life has been more blessed than I could imagine. TJ is such a great example to me he always has a positive outlook on life and helps me to do the same. Though we are not perfect we balance each other out and because of him I am becoming a better person. He inspires me everyday. On Facebook I was challenged to do the love your spouse challenge and I just want to say I love my TJ! Everyday I look at him and wonder, "how did I get so lucky?" I'm incredibly blessed to be married to him! Marriage isn't always sunshine and roses and we have hard days but because of the love we have for each other as well as our Heavenly Father we are able to get through the tough days. Maybe my post seems scatterbrained but I write what comes to my mind and what I feel in my heart I should share. My main points in this are  to Love your Heavenly Father first and put him first in your marriage. Follow His will for you and His will for your marriage and all things will work out according to His perfect plan. It won't always be easy but it's worth it. The second thing is to love your spouse unconditionally always make them your number 2. I love my sweet husband and I'm so greatful for his love and willingness to love me and to work together to make our life the best.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Our story ♡

As a missionary I faithfully wrote in my journal everyday but since then I have not written once. I have a goal to start writing so that one day I can look back and relive the many wonderful moments in my life. I decided to start a blog to share experiences and things I've learned that have helped me to grow. The first story I want to start with is the story of my husband TJ and I and how we met.

I have been home from my mission for a year and a half and at first dating was not fun for me it was actually pretty discouraging. I knew what I wanted and what I was looking for but I hadn't found it and I was getting impatient. I wondered when or if I would ever meet my eternal companion. I decided to leave Burley and go to school in Rexburg at BYU-I. Little did I know that would lead me to meet TJ. The first few months at school I went on a few dates but had no success and I began to wonder again would I ever meet someone. Finally I decided to try an app that I'd heard people talking about and I was pretty skeptical but I did it and that's how TJ and I came in contact. He was going to school at Idaho State University and I was in Rexburg so we didn't meet in person right away. He sent me a message and we began to talk (He claims I messaged him first but I know it was him) a couple weeks after we started talking he decided to come up to Rexburg and meet me and as soon as I met him I knew he was special and there was something different about him that I hadn't noticed in anyone else. Shortly after we met I left for a trip to visit my mission and I was gone for almost a month and I figured oh by the time I get back he will have forgot about me and moved on but to my surprise he hadn't! (We talked or skype every single day while I was gone!) I came home and 3 months later on August 1st he proposed! We were married on October 9th, 2015 and it was the most beautiful day! I am so grateful to have been married in the temple for time and all eternity to such a wonderful man who loves me unconditionally and he loves me for me! He is patient, kind, compassionate, generous and the most loving person I know. I truly am the luckiest woman in the world to have TJ as my husband. Life isn't always easy and yes we have had disagreements but life isn't perfect and we all make mistakes. TJ and I may not be perfect but we are perfect together. We are still growing together but I love him more and more each day! He was worth the wait and Heavenly Father put him into my life at the most perfect time! Heavenly Father knows what he is doing! Trust in Him and in His timing because he truly does know what is best! Don't get discouraged when things aren't turning out like you want them to because God has a plan and he will always do what's best for us. We can't always see the bigger picture and that is why Faith and Trust are so important. I'm grateful to have a knowledge of the gospel and for the places it has led me to and the choices it has helped me to make. I love my husband and I'm excited to see what life and eternity have in store for us! I am so ready and excited for the adventures to come ♡ :)