July 18, 2014

Good things to come

When we were in Arizona last, my dad really wanted us to watch a funny YouTube video (or so we thought) on their new TV. He kept typing in the title of my favorite mormon message, and I was so confused. Tanner at the time was supposed to be taking the DAT the next weekend, and our relationship, and household was just a little bit stressed. I didn't expect any feelings to appear after watching this video, because I knew it by word. But, the spirit is something crazy isn't it? I had the most overwhelming feeling of love, and immediately there were tears streaming down my face. Tanner and I had been having a hard time, because I really didn't want him to reschedule the test for after Carlsbad, because I knew the vacation just wouldn't be the same, but I knew he wanted more time. Up until watching this video, I had cried every night thinking about the trip, not even wanting to go. 

I'm so thankful that my dad went with his instinct, and showed us this video. I know it was meant just for us. We felt so calm, and knew that everything was going to be ok. Now, when I watch this I think of that same moment and start crying again, but I love that memory, and I'm so thankful for my dad who isn't afraid to share the gospel, and to help those in need. I will forever treasure this memory. 

Please watch Good Things to Come, by Jeffrey R. Holland, and I hope it can help someone needing comfort.

Tanner ended up rescheduling his test for Thursday June 17th. Yesterday. We have never relied so much on the Lord. Our family and friends prayed and fasted for us, and we can't be more thankful. I have a serious testimony of prayer, and always have. I knew everything would work out for the best, but I was still scared. Luckily, Tanner has been studying all summer long for 8-10 hours a day, and it paid off. We are so happy with his score, and with the outcome, and just feel so blessed. There's no other word to describe the feeling when I saw him walking out of the testing center, when he told me he had done good. We are so blessed with the most amazing family and friends and know that we couldn't have done it without them. I am so proud of that amazing husband of mine, and now we can FINALLY enjoy our summer together! After we celebrated at dinner with our family, we were so excited we kept saying "What should we do! What should we do?" We ended up watching a movie, cuddling on the couch, which hasn't happened in too many days to count. I'm so happy this stress is done, and gone, and that I get to have my husband back!


  1. Ah- I am so happy for you two! And can't wait to feel the same relief when Craig is done with the DAT. CONGRATS!!

    1. It is the greatest feeling Celeste! Good luck to your hubs, and YOU!