Wednesday, May 27, 2015

oh life!

So want to know why i entitled my blog post oh life? ill tell you.
don't fret.
So i had a companion once who i loved more than anything. She is a filipina who i call sister dela torre :) she had a knack for coming up with sayings that made absolute no sense... but if you think about it most sayings don't. for example: we americans are always saying oh man (who came up with this.. honestly. oh man. probably the wife of someone) but instead of oh man she would say OOOOH men women children... haha. later in the mission i ran into her and her new saying was oh life. she said it used to be oh life eternal but someone told her that's not good to say. so she shortened it to oh life! and that's how I'm feeling!

Life likes to beat you down ya'll... recently my best friend and younger sister and counselor and listener of all my problems has left me for the glorious purpose of serving a mission, in the blessed land of oregon. yay verily yay (from the court jester ya'll, watch it and you'll get my quote) Much more stressing than that is my baby nephew, Asher Moses Barney has had heart surgery and he's just a week old... since then some complications have risen and the pressure in one of the chambers of his heart has tripled. Guys. He's barely 2 weeks old. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM.
I know God is the God of miracles. His biggest to date yet is probably helping me become who i am right now, man He's patient. But this is a miracles we need too. so pray. pray. pray. add that too a host of other small things i don't care to get into and i feel like the camel and someones just about to place that straw that breaks my back...

BUT at times like these of course I think of songs like this:
  1. 1. When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed,
    When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
    Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
  2. (Chorus)
    Count your blessings;
    Name them one by one.
    Count your blessings;
    See what God hath done.
    Count your blessings;
    Name them one by one.
    Count your many blessings;
    See what God hath done.
  3. 2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
    Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
    Count your many blessings; ev'ry doubt will fly,
    And you will be singing as the days go by.
  4. 3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
    Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
    Count your many blessings; money cannot buy
    Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.
  5. 4. So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
    Do not be discouraged; God is over all.
    Count your many blessings; angels will attend,
    Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.
 Well believe in that songs so I'm going to go ahead and start listing the tender mercies and blessings the Lord has given me:) :
  • institute: i just went to it tonight ya'll of course i'm going to say that. I have THE most amazing class where i feel God's tender mercies shine through to me as He answers all my questions. Today some unknowing sister shared how her sister, while she was on her mission, had a baby boy. This baby boy was born with only half a heart. It was really troubling to this girl being so far away and not able to help. But she prayed. She felt peace. She knew that her nephew would be ok. Well she's home now. And her baby nephew is crawling around, driving his mum nuts as 1 yr olds tend to do, and being adorable. When she told this story I felt overwhelmed. Little baby Asher, my nephew with heart problems galore and surgery, has recieved a priesthood blessing. I believe God can speak his will through worthy men and I believe my nephew will heal. Whatever the case I know it will all be ok. Because Jesus died for us so families are forever.
  • My friend and Savior, Jesus Christ, His teachings, His life, and how I get to learn from him and about Him a little more everyday.
  • my family
  • the gorgeous rain... k it's not as good or warm as the philippines but summer rain in Utah is as close as you're going to get to filipino weather. 
  • the sun
  • My sister hannah :) and her being a missionary
  • my sister kirsten who comes and cries with me or lets me drag her around DI for 2 hours when i'm having a rough day... DI will make you happy people. it's better than bubble wrap
  • my new nephew asher
  • advances in medicine and medical help
  • 1 dollar cds at di... hellooooo mannheim steamroller's Christmas albumn haha.. in may. You better believe i listened to it the whole way home.
  • 1 dollar oregon trail.. we'll see if it's as good as it was when i was 8
  • summer time
  • gas in my car
  • hiking adventures with siblings
  • finding wonderstone and random graves on memorial day in the middle of vernon (ie: no where) with the family
  • peas and raspberries for dinner
  • dance parties in the bathroom mirror with siblings
  • Filipinos
  • increased understanding
  • fantasy books.. yes i read like im in 6th grade still... not level wise. just maturity wise haha
  • grass to lay down in... they don't have grass in the 'pines... that's not ant infested anyway
  • new starts
  • new people
  • gardening
  • gardening tools to smash creepy spiders with.. and weed i guess. 
  • MY FAMILY... they always support me when i struggle
  • A patient Heavenly Father
  • Priesthood blessings from worthy guys!
  • disney movies and peter pan! (not the cartoon the i do believe in fairies i do i do one... i know im not the only one that had a crush on him) 
  • heaters... the basement is fraaareeezzzing...
  • TAGALOG... hindi nyo alam kung ano sinasabi ko. pero mahal ko ang mga pinoy kapatid ko ;)
  • ... sleep! I'm going to get some now... i really do feel better. good night all!
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here's a picture of me just owning life and the world... cuz that's how tomorrow is going to be :) 

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