Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summertime and the livin's......

This has been a really interesting summer for me. I feel like I have learned and grown a lot. I wish it was all through wonderful and spiritual experiences, but I've also had a mix of really crappy stuff too. This will go down in my life as one of the best summers of my life because of this mix of experiences. I will always be grateful for them.

The most amazing part of my summer has been the improved relationships I have gained. I feel as though I have better relations with my incredible friends, my family and with my Heavenly Father. With all the ups and downs of this summer I feel that these relationships have truly sustained me. They have carried me when I was low and rejoiced with me when I was happy. I have the most incredible support system and I thank Heavenly Father for everyone, every night.

I am so grateful to one person in particular for encouraging me to seek a closer relationship with Heavenly Father. For a long time I felt like I wasn't making any spiritual progress and I knew it was because I was somewhat resistant to it. After many conversations and many tears, this person helped me to understand what I truly want. Being alone in DC I have had a lot of time to study and pray and I now feel as though I am on track and getting to where I want to be. I love my Heavenly Father more than I ever have before and I look forward to an even closer relationship as I continue seeking the Spirit. Thank you anonymous friend, I doubt you'll ever read this but thank you for giving me the push at the right time and right place. I can never repay you. I am so full of love right now, it's just incredible to feel this way. Thank you for being my friend and for your support.

3 comments:

Kristy said...

Rachel, you rock! I just thought that you should know that. I miss you by the way. How much longer are you in DC? Are you excited to go back to Utah? Stay cool! BFF's for life. Ha ha ha

bycourt. said...

Rachel! We have the same friends! I was just reading Megan's hysterical ramblings about old versus new hair...and then I saw your name!

I hope you are enjoying your stay in DC. It was SO so very nice to meet another Utahitarian (or something like that).
Courtney

Lacey and Tyler Voris said...

Rachel, I didn't know that you are alone out there! That makes me sad. We have some catching up to do. I'm glad that you have had some experiences to help you become closer to our Heavenly Father. I have put your name in the temple..I am always thinking about you. I can't wait to see you! Call or text me sometime...love ya