It’s been 2 years, but he’s finally home. Trent has been serving in Chile for the past 2 years, finding and teaching people about Christ. We are so proud of him and have felt the blessing from his service. Our home is happier with him here and our hearts are full. ❤️
On Sunday, we ventured out to find our church. It was a cute little yellow church building. It looked a little different from my church back in Texas, but it is literally the same church I go to every week. I mentioned this on my Instagram but I will say it here, too. One thing I love about my church is that it provides a great community! Everywhere I move or go, I automatically have friends & a support group.
I think I’ve realized the value of my church community these past few years of living on my own and being done with college. I have been asked by friends at work- how do you meet people? It’s through church! They’re not only there to be my friend, but they are there to support and encourage me & it gives me the opportunity to be there for them, too.
When my parents got divorced while I was in high school, and my mom was going to school full-time, working full-time, and taking care of us 4 kids, our church became our family. They brought us meals constantly, they came to comfort us, help around the house, and to just be with us. They rallied around us in our time of need, and I have such a special place in my heart for them. 💛 Also, being in Aruba was the exact same. I truly felt so much love from these people I had never met. I hope I can be as loving, inviting, Christ-like, and giving as the people of my church. What a blessing it’s been in my life.
Isn’t this place beautiful? The Oakland Temple has always been one of my favorite places. 💗 It is quite literally a light on a hill. I frequently can see it glowing in the dark when I land on an airplane from miles away. Once up at the temple, you can overlook all of San Francisco, and the view is breath-taking! The landscaping is always stunning, too. If you are ever in the area- go check it out. There is plenty of free parking, which is unheard of in the area.
I love Sundays, and the opportunity to reflect. Today, Nick & I had the chance to go to a church right next to the temple. In our church, we don’t always hear from our bishop. In fact, the bishop will ask different people from the congregation to speak each week. It’s so neat to hear other people’s perspectives and pieces of joy they have acquired through their lives. We heard the most inspiring talks today which reminded me of what truly is important in life- serving & loving each other.
Real quick about my hair, it was so greasy, so I threw it into this bun & it looked good as new. My sister taught me a few tricks & I finally found a bun that works with long hair! I should do a hair tutorial in it soon.