Let's be real for just a second. Utah, it is wonderful.
I have two of my wonderful, amazing siblings here, and their phenomenal, cute wives.
I have this view to wake up to every morning. Rough life, eh?
Seriously, I'm SO lucky, isn't this gorgeous?
I live in the perfect location, there are mountains all around me.
I have a great job.
This is an iPhone picture, so it doesn't do it justice, but you can go up on the hill at night and see lights for MILES.
You even have cool snowflakish designs on your windows in the morning.
And let's not forget...my ward is PHENOMENAL. The people in it are AMAZING. My bishopbric is heaven sent at this time. (They are seriously perfect. I say that about every bishopbric I have, just shows how aware the Lord is). And I know I'm supposed to be here. And I have had spiritual confirmations of that. And there have been so many wonderful tender mercies since moving here.
However, somedays, I just can't help but miss this.....
This was taken on Christmas Day folks. Love California.
And I miss my snuggle time and my bonding and playing with this little face. He's perfect.
And this cute dog. I would post a picture of my parents, but don't have any. (That's sad huh) So I will post a picture of my dog. Because she's pretty cute too.
I wouldn't say I've hit a "homesick" stage. Just a "I miss my comforts" stage. Everything at home was comfortable, which is one of the many reasons why it was time for me to move. Here, things aren't comfortable. Which means I'm learning a LOT, and growing a LOT. As hard as it is, I am learning to love it, because I'm becoming a better person.
This has become my new favorite quote, gotta love Jeffrey R. Holland:
"God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can't if you don't pray, and He can't if you don't dream. In short, He can't if you don't believe."
(There's no reference point to it, so hopefully it's a real quote)
So, I'm trying to just move forward, believing that the deepest desires of my heart will be granted as I do the best I can to change and progress and be the best me.
I feel like that is happening, even though the progress isn't always as fast as I like.
That whole "on God's time table" thing has always been a challenge for me.
Anyway. I really am grateful to be in Utah. I am loving it. I am learning a lot. And growing and changing and becoming and all those good things that come with moves.
Just sometimes on Sundays, I just miss California.