Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tender Mercies

Right now I am in Boise and my bff Dane is back in Pocatello holding down the fort. I have left Dane home while I ventured off for work, weddings, family visits, etc., and never--no, not even once--have I cried. Now, of course I missed him--don't go thinking I didn't.

Well, this week I left Sunday night for a week of work in Boise and McCall. I knew it would be a great experience, but I couldn't quite get myself to leave, until the very last moment. I started crying when Dane packed everything into the car and couldn't stop for about the first twenty minutes of driving. I missed him terribly--it was cute, really--but it was pretty pathetic. I am a grown woman, for Pete's sake.

I had a rough start, but the week just smoothed right out. It has been full of some blessings--small ones from hearing a song that I just love to big ones like safe travels and good work experiences. Though I have been a bit of a baby this time around, I sure do know that I have wonderful friends and family members who take great care of me. I have been blessed by the graciousness of others during this trip and have made some wonderful memories. How I hope to be like my friend Kayla, who provided great homemade food (it was heaven)and conversation. And someday I will be as good to others as my Uncle Mike and Aunt Becky are. They make me feel like one of the most special person around. I am proud to claim them!

I still miss Dane, but good friends, busy work, and plenty of homework are helping the time pass quickly. I really do believe that the little things in life make the biggest difference. I hope I can capitalize a bit more on the small things and really pay attention to them! Heavenly Father watches out for us and proves time and time again that He loves us unconditionally, perfectly! I just have to pay attention to all of the little details, and I can't help but know that there is a God out there, who loves us enough to show us all the time!