Tuesday, August 10, 2010

bloom where you are planted

things that are hard about this most recent move:

1. eating fast food. for every meal. it's like coating your intestines in crisco.

2. not being able to find important things, like a plunger or zurg or underwear.

3. finding how to get home.

4. finding new running trails and adapting to a new YMCA.

5. acclimating to a new pollen count.

6. stumbling around our the new house in the dark in the middle of the night.

7. registering. for school. for voting, for driving. for exercising. for breathing.

8. east coast time zone. it is killing us. that one hour makes all the difference in the world.

things that are easy about our most recent move:

1. going to church. it's always the same wherever we have lived. the same spirit, the same doctrine, the same wonderfulness.

2. the blank slate. no one knows you and you can be whoever you want to be. also, i haven't put my foot in my mouth yet. but it is only a matter of time...

3. family time. we have a lot of it because we don't know anyone yet. a bittersweet perk.

4. everthing is a new experience. just being in our new house and new backyard and our new town is exciting for the kids.

and whenever i get sad about leaving friends and family and familiar surroundings for new experiences and adventures, i like to think of this quote,
"...whatever circumstances you live in, whatever your background or challenges might be, the gospel light has power and purpose to bring blessings into your life and in the lives of those placed in your path. the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to bring blessings to our Heavenly Father's children. you are planted in your country, your community, your family to facilitate these blessings. i urge you to bloom where you are planted." elder dieter f. utchdorf.


Caroline said...

darn you heidi! Don't you know I am already having an emotional night?

lrbodine said...

Just what I needed to read. We have a pending move coming and I'm starting to panic but that quote at the end fills me with peace!

Emily Curfew said...

life has some pretty crazy roller coasters. i think there might be some big changes in our lives again soon. hang in there. you are an inspiration to me.

and what a stylish little family you have!

The Stimpson Family said...

I hope that you can get fully settled into your new home soon. Thank you for posting that quote. I needed that today! Love you!

Holly Niederhauser Larsen said...

Hi Heidi,
I like your blog, and I'm glad you're here! :)

Melissa said...

Love that quote - thanks for sharing!