Monday, February 15, 2010

Hello, There. I've Got Nothing.

My favorite Valentine's Day quote ever:

I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author unknown

Yesterday I gave a talk in Church. And I want to share some of it with you. Because I don't think a lot of you realized we were inches away from moving to California next month.
That was what this post was all about.
But anyway, here's the paragraph where I talked about it (oh, and my topic was Feeling the Spirit of the Lord Through the Scriptures):

As many of you know, Brandon just accepted a new job last month here in Provo. However, what many of you may not know is that he was also offered a job in California. For the last three and a half weeks, Brandon and I had the monumental task of deciding what to do with our small family. Do we stay? Do we move? Which job is better? Which place is better? Where does the Lord want us? How will it affect our future? How will it affect Brandon’s employment future? How will it change or improve our financial situation? These questions plagued us as we made spreadsheets with the pro’s and con’s, visited the Temple, prayed together, and searched the scriptures. I was fearful of either answer. I wasn’t sure if I could handle another move. I wasn’t sure if I could handle NOT moving. I was lost and confused, as I knew my husband was. But I found solace in the scriptures as I came across Psalms 56, verses 3-6; 11, and 13. (READ VERSES) Another verse that helped my perspective was again in D&C section 6, this time verse 7 (READ VERSE). Although neither of these verses gave me the “answers” to the questions we were asking of God, they did give me peace. I felt the Lord’s Love envelop me as I read these words. I had been seeking a specific answer, but what I got instead was comfort and peace. I hadn’t realized I needed that even more.
Oh, and by the way, we are staying here in Provo. Just in case you were wondering.

Hey, hey! Tomorrow is weigh-in day! Get yourselves ready, dear reader. I'm gonna blow your mind with the results of my inability to lose weight. And then we will start again. A re-committing, if you will. We shall be victorious!

That last line was for you, Bythelbs. I think that song rocks, too.


Anonymous said...


Glad you've been able to make a decision.

Susan M said...

I can't believe he had two job offers! In this economy that's an accomplishment. Daniel's sent out tons of resumes and hasn't even had a call.

Annette Lyon said...

Now I need to look up those scriptures.

Glad you're sticking around!

Alison Wonderland said...

That line about your amazing inability to lose weight made ma laugh. I'm not laughing at you but... ok, maybe I am.

flip flop mama said...

I gave a talk on Sunday too! I am so grateful for the Spirit.

Gio, Judi and Boys said...

cheryl..your talk was awesome.. and i feel like we are climbing a huge mountain right now and i hope we can make it half way..who cares about the top or the otherside.. i just don't want to fall off.