Sunday, December 9, 2007

Warm and Fuzzy Weekend

I had a great weekend. Friday night I was able to go to the Institute Christmas Show!! It was so great! I'll admit it made me miss the days I used to be in the show, but it was great to see it from the perspective of the audience as well. The title of the show this year was "Witnesses of His Birth" They talked about the ways that all things are witnesses of the Savior, but how we need to be witnesses as well. It was awesome. I really felt the spirit as the choir sang, "Candlelight Carol", and "Who Would Imagine a King". After the show I got to see many people I had not seen for a very long time. It was so much fun to visit with them! I have not been to Institute in over a year, and miss it more than you could ever know!! I was pretty sick that night though, I was basically in "fake it til ya make it" mode all night. I wanted to be there so badly, but forcing myself to go even as sick as I was took it's toll on my body. I came home and pretty much collapsed. I have to say that it was worth it though!!

Today, I was able to make it to my ward's sacrament meeting. Wow! I felt the spirit so strong there today. It's amazing to me the difference between taking the sacrament in my living room and taking it during sacrament meeting. I can't wait til I get better and can go to sacrament meeting every week!! The spirit just overwhelmed me as I sat there, I pretty much just cried all through the sacrament and the musical number!! I LOVE church!! I also got to meet my bishop for the first time today. I had talked with him over the phone, but today was the first time we met face to face. I have a meeting with him on Tuesday night so we'll get to chat more there, but it was still nice to finally meet him.

Now, I am just sitting her listening to some wonderful church music and wishing every day could be like today!