Thursday, April 30, 2009

7 Years

So today is 7 years since I was baptized! I know it's lame but I love to celebrate it as if it was my birthday :) My life has changed so much since that day 7 years ago.

My baptism day was a hectic and pretty funny one when I look back at it. I had just finished my exams at USF and I had to unpack my entire dorm in 5 hours. My Norweigen roommate was a gem and helped me! I didn't plan the move very well b/c I basically had to fit my entire dorm into my little 1994 Mitsubishi Galant.

So if you can picture this.....I had a mini fridge, TV, computer, dvd player, vcr, a bike, my stereo, a toaster oven, and ALL my clothes in the car. The car was packed so tight that I had to make the 30 minute drive back to my hometown, for the baptism, with my bike wheel in my face and my arms went through the wheel to steer my car. Yes I know it wasn't safe, but it worked. Another interesting thing that happened on this day 7 years ago occured in another country. Jesse was on his mission and he had a important decision to make. He prayed about it and got his answer. He remembered becuase it was exactly 1 year into his mission, April 30, 2002. His prayer was about his future, particularly his future wife.

I'm not going to get all mushy on this post (i'm saving my mushyness for next week when it's our 4 year anniversary :) ) but I will say that I know my life has been extremely blessed by the gospel and I feel so much closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior because of it. Here's to 7 years!

6 comments:

Courtney said...

You should celebrate every anniversary of every kind. I like to use any excuse to cry, "But it's my anniversary!" whenever something doesn't go my way. More often than not, it doesn't work. Still worth a try...

Nate & Lindsey said...

Kimmie that is such a neat post. I loved it and we are so happy that you decided to move to Utah and live the life that you live. We love you guys.

Lindsey Sharp said...

that is so awesome Kimmie! I am happy you are here and that you are an example to us all with your testimony! Love you!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! I remember talking to you on the phone when you would call Lyndi and ask her questions about the gospel. Makes me so happy to hear that your life has changed for the better and you are happy - You are amazing! Email me and let me know how you are doing... mfspringer@gmail

Jaime said...

That was a great post..thanks for sharing that with everyone! love you girl!

Ashley Clark said...

Congrats Kimmy that really is something to celebrate. I'm so happy for you! I can't imagine the joy you have felt over that past few years. A blessing to say the least. YOU are amazing and such an awesome example to everyone around you. Thank you!