Sunday, October 12, 2008

it's over... and we are alive


Cory and I gave our "Marriage Standards" lesson to the young women. It went well, I am relieved that it's over and it didn't put me into labor. ;) I was so stressed about what to say to them. The world bombards them everyday with such filth and so many temptations. Cory and I prayed about it for a long time though so I felt prepared, but I had him give me a blessing because I was still so nervous. It helped so much, I'm so grateful to be married to a worthy priesthood holder. We had prepared all this stuff that I wanted to talk about and it all went out the door. Well, a lot of it. I think that's how it usually goes, you never have enough time to say everything you want and thank goodness for the spirit that kinda just put words in my mouth to say. I feel like we did a good job. I hope that we made some kind of a impact on them.

It was kind of surreal talking to them. I was just in Young Women's 4 years ago and now I'm giving the lesson on marriage and I am going to be a mother soon! I never thought that this day would come while I was sitting in Y/W listening to all the lessons every week.

I'm so grateful that Cory and I got to do this lesson. (Thanks Aunt Tanya, for asking us! Love you!) It helped remind me how important the temple is and that we should always be working to go back. I'm grateful that I have a sweet husband that was worthy to take me to the temple so we could start our "forever family." Thanks Cory for being so patient with me while preparing for this lesson, and in general really. He always does all he can to help and support me, even more so now that I'm pregnant and only have about 13 more weeks! He is going to be a really great daddy.

5 comments:

J. Leigh Designz said...

Is that your church in the pic? I think I saw it on someone else's blog in the back of their wedding pics. It must be one of the most stunning churches I have ever seen! It must be stunning as well inside!

Devyn said...

it sounds like you did a great job. you shouldnt have worried so much! only 13 more week huh.. wow you are getting close! im so excited for you guys!

Merchant's Wifey said...

Oh I'm SO glad it went well! Dev and I were thinking a lot about you guys yesterday. I feel the same way when I give a talk- you prepare and prepare and then after it's over you think of something awesome to say.

Merchant's Wifey said...

I know. I totally want that closeness too, but right now I can't help but think about all the things that we'll be missing out on.

Chaleese said...

I am sure it was weird teaching the young womens... that is how I would feel too, I feel like I just left young womens. What a great experience it must have been to teach those girls! I am sure you did an amazing job.