Friday, July 20, 2012


I like cameras, I like smiling for cameras, I like being behind the camera, but I had never had a camera down my throat and into my stomach before yesterday.  I have been having stomach problems for quite some time.  I had a kidney stone in May of 2010,  ulcer in November of 2011, and now I am having stomach problems yet again.  I can't eat. So, I decided to go to a gastrointestinal doctor and get to the bottom of things.  Yesterday I went in for a surgical procedure where I went under (for my first time woohoo) and had a camera sent down my throat and into my stomach to find out what is going on! The doctor comes in and says, "Well, you don't have cancer." (Um... I didn't even know they were testing for cancer) then he proceeded to tell me that my stomach is inflamed, red, and they are sending some biopsies in for results. I should find out next week but right now I can't eat anything and it sucks. No matter what I eat I feel horrible!  Pizza was best friend and now, now, we are taking a break.

On to other news, Andi will be here in 11 days. The countdown has begun.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

You Know Enough!

Two weeks ago I was officially called to be the Relief Society President of the Los Angeles YSA ward, formerly the LA 1st Ward. Although excited, I was quite overwhelmed and numerous times prayed to God with a, "Really?" statement which proceeded the, "I don't know enough!" thought. Then I remembered a talk given by Neil L. Andersen, "You Know Enough." I am a firm believer that when we are called to serve, we will not know it all, but there is no mistake in why we are called.  We are not called because we are perfect, we all called because we are imperfect and need to mold ourselves into what the Lord has for us.

Elder Andersen states: 
Our spiritual journey is the process of a lifetime. We do not know everything in the beginning or even along the way. Our conversion comes step by step, line upon line. We first build a foundation of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We treasure the principles and ordinances of repentance,baptism, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. We include a continuing commitment to prayer, a willingness to be obedient, and an ongoing witness of the Book of Mormon.

Right after I had a little breakdown, hey, I am human, I got the sweetest email from my boyfriend:

You'll do a great job I know and even if things might be hard at the beginning you'll see that good things will fall into place really quickly. God does not make mistakes, surely not with the second most important calling in the church. You'll do great I know and will be greatly blessed as you go forward with faith. And if you have worries you have a strong shoulder to lean on ;) 

He is adorable... BUT, he is also right with saying that things will all work out, and they have. I know I am in the beginning of my calling but I also know how inspired this work is and I am completely grateful to be used by the Lord in this capacity. 

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