A Final Blog Post ... Happy Father's Day
The last two years have been the most fun I have had in my life thus far. There have been the best of times and the worst of times but through it all I've learned so much. I feel like the thing that I’ve learned the most is that God really is our loving Heavenly Father. He is not some vague entity or a thousand different spirits that try to manipulate our lives. But He is our father, and He loves us. He knows who we are and He cares about all that we do.
Through the good times, it as though I was rejoicing with the Lord every step of the way. I don’t think that I will ever forget the joy that we felt, miracles that we witnessed, and the light that seemed to spark in the eyes of others. Through the hard times when desire was low, when there wasn’t much cause for rejoicing I will always remember how much my faith was strengthened, how much I learned to rely on prayer, and how much the Lord provided for us.
I am so grateful to all the people that helped me out, the constant flow of letters encouragement, the endless prayers, the never ceasing love that I have felt from all my friends and family. I will never forget how much everyone else has done for me, because I know that I never could have done it myself.
|Embracing the lawn after two years of no grass.|
Mom retired my name tag the night I was released ... with it I retire my title of Elder & Choro ... I realize that I’m no longer a missionary and there is no point in living in the past, no sense of not moving on. From here on, I’m going to focus on the future. I know what I want: Eternal Life in the Celestial Kingdom and I know what I have to do to get it.
Thanks for all you do dad. Thanks for always correcting my spelling and writing the blog post. Thanks for the great example that you are to all of us, thanks for all that you have taught over the years. I remember the scout camps and over-nighters, the merit badges and all the “lectures” that you have given us over the years. Thanks for being the world’s best dad, thanks for always taking care of us and making sure that we were doing great! You’re the best … and frankly because of that you have the best kids. We’re all so great because you’re so great! Thanks for all you do dad! I love you!!!!