Monday, November 30, 2009
Well, I had a good thanksgiving. I went to go visit my sister's, husband's parent's house in Clifton Idaho. We had a big thanksgiving feast. I was the last one to finish eating; I'm such a slow eater. Afterwards we played bingo and I won a hot chocolate mug and some chocolate. I traded the chocolate for a book called Christ and the new covenant by Jeffrey R. Holland. I sure enjoyed seeing Macey face and Maryn. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Monday, November 16, 2009
When I returned home from my mission I immediately began to find ways to fund my education here at BYU-Idaho. My paretns were affected by the economy, so they were unable to assist me for college. Because of the economic down turn, I couldn't find a job in my hometown Renton, Washington, so I decided to find a job down in Las Vegas. I stayed with a family who graciously let me live with them for free so I could save up money for college. For months I worked at a Wal-Mart down in the sizzling heat of Las Vegas.
As my transportation issue arose, it was necessary to buy a modest car in order to travel to college with my cello and all my stuff. As the months drew nearer to school, I didn't have enough money for college to I applied for the FAFSA program. I had a huge headache getting my families tax information put together so I began school hoping that I would at least be able to be eligible for a loan. I prayed everyday that I would be able to find a way to pay for college but still no luck from the financial aid office. As this semester has drawn to a close, I worried I wouldn't be able to register for classes next semester, which means I woulsd have had to defer for a semester and wouldn't graduate till 2014!
Just when I thought I had no chance of receiving any assistance, I checked my email today and found out that I qualified for financial aid! Not only did I get help, but I was able to receive full benefits which would pay for everything for my first year! I was so excited I could hardly think at all. I'm so thankful for people who have come together in my life to help me out. I'm especially thankful for God for giving me the strength and confidence to carry on, even when I don't have the strength to move forward anymore. Thank you.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
One of the girls in my Book of Mormon class came up to me and told me that some people had commented about me in their class feedback. They mentioned how my comments helped them understand concepts better and so forth. I never realized that people were not only listening to others in class but remembered comments I had made. I realized then that I have a bigger responsibility to be a good example than I had previously had thought. I hope I can be a good example to all I come in contact with.