Tuesday, September 22, 2009

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,

'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,

To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,

To turn, turn will be our delight,

Till by turning, turning we come round right.

One Sunday while I was at Music and the Spoken Word, the Mormon tabernacle choir sang this song and I couldn't stop the tears that were streaming down my face. Life was stressful at the time, mostly because of decisions I had made, and the decision I was faced with at the time. I love this song so much, and when I hear it (especially when I hear the mo-tab choir singing it) it brings peace to my heart and mind. It has just been in my head a lot recently and I find myself singing it at random times during the day.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

a breath of fresh air

This man is a breath of fresh air, he has given me hope that there really are great guys in this world. John is different from anyone I have ever met. Life is simple when we are together. He is kind, considerate, observant, intelligent, motivated and ambitious. He is a great listener. He is understanding. He is patient. I have never ever dated anyone as respectful as he is. I can say or do the most ridiculous thing and I never feel dumb for saying it. He thinks I am beautiful and he compliments me. He is quiet and doesn't need or like being the center of attention, he's happy to give me the attention. He sees me for who I really am. He has good intentions. He has a great sense of humor. He has a testimony of the Gospel. He is humble. He is continually working to be a better person. John is thoughtful. He opens doors. He lets me choose. He lets me listen to county music, even if he hates it. He cares what I think. He is handsome. He is strong in more ways than one.

I'm excited to learn more about him, and I'm grateful that he is giving me the opportunity to do so.