Thursday, April 12, 2012

Opening up at the close

There are a lot of things that I want to say as this, my seventh, semester at BYU comes to a close. This school year has been ridiculously hard and rewarding in all aspects of my life. In school I learned how to give shots, start IVs, insert NG tubes, chart electronically, calculate carbohydrates and insulin dosing, care for veterans, and start friendships with people that I never would have expected. (Just to name a few) Here's a picture of my clinical group at the VA hospital in Salt Lake.
At home I, once again, learned to live with roommates! Mostly, I've decided that, even when I'm in a couple, I should not forget to include the people around me. And maybe I would not enjoy Asia so much based on the cooking smells that I've experienced this semester. Also, when given the chance, you should always let someone else make dinner for you. It is almost promised that it will be delicious just based upon the fact that you did not have to make it yourself.
Being a FHE mom is a lot of work. I'm sort of hoping that being a FHE mom for reals will be a little easier since you all live in the same house. I'm sure that will prove to have its own challenges as well. Oh, and this picture proves that everyone looks better with a moustache.
Everything that is worth it is worth working hard for. Emotions have run hot in a lot of ways this year but everything is settling into place. For the first time in a lot of months, I know where things are headed and it all feels right! All things work out in the right way when given enough time. I am continually grateful to a Heavenly Father that reminds me this daily. I cannot wait to marry my best friend for time and all eternity in 79 days.

7 comments:

J. Frankenstein Lutes said...

Serious VA hospital photo! But the silly one is so much better!

You're not going to believe this, but I am ALSO marrying my best friend in 79 days! I am SUPER excited!

Elizabeth Peterson said...

I am getting a new sister in 78 days! How cool is that?! I love the picture of you and Joshua, the colors are so pretty!

Emily Robertson said...

Everyone truly does look better with a mustache! Except for Joshua....I just hurt John Rose's feelings I think...

Cheri said...

Whow, I'm getting a new nephew in 79 days!!!! I loved reading your blog AND looking at your engagement pictures on A.'s Digital Photography blog! You two are a great couple. It's Spring and LOVE is in the air. XOX

Alyssa said...

I like that your blog title goes perfectly with the end of semester number SEVEN. Did you do that on purpose? Of course you did. Because our lives center around HP.

And by that I mean...your life now centers around love and marriage and Joshua Lutes and eternity... But still. HP is still a close second, I'm sure.

kinobud said...

Picture perfect. Happy for you, both. And you know, Oh they say when you marry in June, your a bride all your life...

Alaina said...

Love this summary! Your life is awesome. Hard things = a life worth it.