Thursday, June 30, 2016

My Testimony of Callings

On a Wednesday last fall, I said a prayer to Heavenly Father that I would be able to find a way of studying the Book of Mormon that really worked for me. I felt like I had been totally lacking in this area - I am pretty good at reading the Book of Mormon every day, but studying has always been difficult for me - so I went to Heavenly Father in search of a method of studying the scriptures that would help me to learn more about the Book of Mormon.

The following Sunday, I was called in to meet with a member of the bishopric between 2nd and 3rd hour. After some small talk, the calling of Gospel Doctrine teacher for the adults was extended to me, and honestly, I was livid. I had high hopes of being put into Primary, Nursery, or Young Women's as this was our first time in a family ward since being married and that seems like the typical thing for a newly married, young couple. I quietly accepted the calling and walked back into the relief society room where I sat down at the back of the room away from anyone else. I put my head down while trying my hardest not to break down.This was my worst nightmare of callings, you guys. I felt so inadequate and so scared. When Parker and I got in the car to go home after church, I'm pretty sure I yelled at him as I started to cry because I didn't know what else to do at that point. When we got home, I laid on the bed and cried for a good hour, if not longer.

This was the first time in my life that I had actually been mad at God.. I was so mad at Him for 'doing' this to me (even though I had totally asked for it only days before). I was especially upset because I felt like I was in a rough spot in my life because I hadn't made any friends yet having just moved to a new place, and I hadn't found a job yet, either, so I was angry that Heavenly Father would make my life even more miserable by giving me this 'terrible' calling. Sidenote: my life really wasn't miserable. Every trial seems harder when you are in the thick of it, I think.

Monday, June 20, 2016

How We Wore It | Boho

Our monthly 'How We Wore It' series has been put off for a couple of months due to all of us being super busy, but I am excited to be back at it with my girls! We wanted to do a Bohemian style outfit this month and I can't get over how much fun it was to put together! I've never considered my personal style as 'Boho' before but as I was putting my outfit together for this post, I had SO MANY OPTIONS! Apparently I really like this style and I never even knew it ha! It was so hard to choose but I just kept coming back to this combination of the lace top with the hi-low maxi skirt that I've actually worn several times before.

When I think of bohemian style, my mind goes to earthy tones, all the lace, maxi skirts, and braids - all of which I love and tried to incorporate into my outfit. Enjoy!