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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Feeling at 'Home'.

Hey guys! I know I haven't posted awhile and a lot of you have been wondering what's been going on, so I'll update you! I've been working two jobs, one part time and one full time. I had to take the state test in order to "re-certify" for my CNA License. I also have been applying for nursing schools, so far I've applied for two! I've been visiting teaching, and last but not least I received a calling in relief society I am now a part of the fellowship committee and I could not be more grateful! That's a story I'll have to tell later, tonight I wanted to write about something a little different. 

I guess I'll start by saying I've been feeling a little alone in the world lately. I'm not sure if it's because I've been so busy working and am not in classes this semester like everyone else, or the fact that I haven't really heard from some of my friends lately because life gets in the way. Most likely it's a combination of both. I found myself driving home from Provo last nigh just upset because once again I was over thinking and I ended up turning to Heavenly Father. Having a full on conversation with him while driving, thinking 'I just want to go home, I can't wait to be home with the person who's constantly there, even if I'm upset about the same problem, over and over again.' Being able to have a conversation with Heavenly Father at any moment is SUCH a blessing. I encourage you all to take complete advantage of it, even if it's a simple prayer, you will feel comforted. How lucky are we to have the blessing of prayer? How lucky are we to have a best friend no matter what situation we may be in? I am humbled every time I pray because I am made aware of this time and time again! It's amazing if you allow it to be. 

Back to my feeling of wanting to 'go home', I realized that this feeling and thought has always been in my life. When I was younger I used to think it all the time and it carried on through adolescence and now adulthood. I have always wanted to go home, but never really knew where my home was, or where I truly wanted to go. 

It finally dawned on me that home is where my Heavenly Father is, it's a craving to feel the spirit, to feel loved and at peace. This earth is not my home, Heaven is.

The day I decided to acknowledge the spirit is a day that I will forever be grateful for. In so many situations the gospel was OBVIOUSLY waiting to be recognized by me. I kick my self for not acknowledging it sooner in my life but in the same sense I know that it happened when it was supposed to. That feeling of wanting to go home was there and is there for a reason. And now I can do my best to make this earth my home, until I get to go to my real home. I found a MP3 post by Al Fox about this today and thought I should share her version and elaborate on mine. Her take can be found here. 

I know I can make Heaven on earth in many ways such as, temple attendance, praying often, attending church and institute classes, learning as much as I can about this gospel and more. What ways do you make Heaven on this earth? Reply here or message me on my facebook here.

Thanks for reading!:)