Sunday, July 28, 2013

Unselfish Service

I watched this wonderful video today! It is a Mormon Message video titled Enduring Love (LDS Enduring Love Mormon Messages click for link)and it shows the true love that this older gentleman has for his wife. I guess it touched me because this man did all that he could to help his wife. It just makes me want to be like that! There are so many people here that show just by those simple acts of kindness that they truly love one another and there really isn't a reason to not be kind. We all have to live on this earth together anyways so why not make this journey a pleasant one! 

Alright, well my mother has been asking for pictures and so when I went on a little adventure yesterday I took some of the scenery. I don't have any pictures of me in any of them, unless you count my feet, but at least I took some pictures! 

Field behind the apartments

Fence by the freeway


Parking lot of a church building (which was super smooth by the way) 

Some really pretty flowers by a dried up creek bed

And some random field. What you don't see is, to the left of this picture, the road leading up to the pretty temple. I'm gonna try to get a better picture of the temple another day when I have a bit more time. Either way that is the short summary of my adventure. Though the pictures may not depict it, it was a really pretty day yesterday. It felt great too! 

Now here is a great scripture I read the other day, enjoy:

"... I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day." (Alma 36:3). 

oh and by the way, watch the Mormon Message I mentioned, it really is a good one! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Catch Up

Remember that time when you were little? That time when you saw that amazing older person and thought "I can't wait to grow up!"? Maybe that person was an older sibling or a favorite teacher that you looked up to. Either way, and no matter who caused that thought to cross your mind, you still created that train of thought. Did it ever occur to you that one day that thought would be a reality? Well let me tell you something, it didn't ever occur to me until recently.

Recently I grew up, sort of... Okay, I know I'm still young and I still have a whole life ahead of me but things just got real for me. Before I didn't have any care in the world. My friends would always be my friends and my family would always be my family and I would be a perpetual teenager. Well Katelynn, it doesn't necessarily work that way.

You move on with life. You move out of the house, eventually, and you get a job, eventually. If you're lucky you go on to college. You worry about whether or not you are doing a good job at being an adult. Your friends are still there but there life has moved on as well and one day you all just grow up and you are okay with that. Your family is still there but they are never completely 'right there'. They do love you though and they would never let you fail, or at least not alone. 

The point is, life becomes a little difficult. That is not a bad thing though. There are going to be some really rewarding and enjoyable parts of moving along in life but some parts are going to seem hard. I am lucky though. I have my Heavenly Father here by my side and my family is always here for me. I have two great comforts that will never let me down even when I let them down sometimes. 

Well enough dramatics. I think it is time I show some pictures. These pictures are from my life lately meaning sense I started senior year up to end of my summer. I hope you enjoy!