Monday, January 11, 2010

One farewell down one more to go!

What a day yesterday was. It was COMPLETELY FILLED! And I have to say that i didn't pass out from being so nervous. ;) The day started out kinda slow with me waking up to the noises of the family upstairs, plus it was so bright so i decided to roll off of the three couch cushions on floor and wake up. I slowly made a bear crawl up the stairs and welcomed the world.....well kinda. The first thing i thought about when i woke up was HOLY COW I AM HUNGRY!! HAHAHA then i went to thinkin about my talk and how i need to go over it again and make sure everything is in tip top shape! And it was except for a few thoughts that came to me! Thanks to the Spirit a lot of praying and TONS of help the big man upstairs my talk was ready. The clock rolled around to 12:30 and it was time for me to get ready cuz church started at one. I was very excited to get into my new suit, shirt, tie and shoes! I think i looked pretty dashing if i do say so myself! Then it was off to church in the freezing weather that i have to somehow get used to for Boston?! Classes went by and things were said but truly what was on my mind was me having to give a 15 minute talk in sacrament meeting! HOW WAS I GOING TO DO THAT? I think the longest talk i have given is about 5 minutes and maybe not even that! Well it was sacrament meeting time. As i got closer and closer to the chapel the nerves started to come on! Then i walked up to my chair and right then and there i took a glance at the crowd. I saw all my friends, and family, well some of them since i am speaking twice, and then there was everyone else. The ward had doubled. It went from a usual 140 people to 290 people. I was just SO EXCITED about all the great people i have in my life and the great support they are to me! Well the two speakers went and then there was a song before i spoke. The verses seemed to not go long enough! Then the last verse came and i think i almost peed my pants! My heart was beating out of my chest and i was feeling VERY NERVOUS!! But i couldn't let them see that i was nervous and about to pass out so i got up and told them how nervous i was :D! Then i started my talk! As the i started talking and saying all that i wanted to and prayed that i could speak smoothly, I DID!! I wasn't nervous anymore and i was speaking like i never thought i could AND YES i even looked up everyone once in a while which is big cuz i don't like seeing all those people looking straight at me HAHAHA!! At the end i started bearing my testimony and i had done good to keep back tears and then at the end i started to cry so i hurried and ended before it got out of control. Well with the great holding back the tears the song God Be With You Tell We Meet Again was the closing song. AND HOLY COW WHY DID THEY HAVE TO PICK THAT SONG!!! GEEZE i mean were they trying to kill me or something? So tears started to come then and i couldn't sing and i couldn't look at family or friends or i would cry even more. It was quite the moment! Afterwards there was so much people who wanted to come say congrats and good job and what not! So many that they kicked us out of the chapel lol! Ok they had choir practice so i said follow the leader and all of the people followed HAHAHA!! Then it was time for the luncheonwhich went PERFECT THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILY I HAVE!! I think everyone liked the food so it went great! i got lots of pix and got to see everyone again so it was great! Now all i have to do is get past one more farewell and i will be dandy! But the next farewell also means that i have THREE more days tell i leave! HOW SCARY!!


Cameron and BreAnn said...

Looks like a party! And of course, a house full of girls! Ha ha. Can't wait for your 'prophet-like' farewell here!

Our Family said...

Guess this is good practice for your next talk up here! I cried reading your post when you talked about bearing your testimony and then not being able to sing that song cause yes I will addmit that is a hard song to sing at a time like this when you will be serving in boston for a short while. It will be funny when we all are crying as you talk on sunday having our Clark Family cry fest, all lined up on our row. Ya we are tear jerkers when one cries we all do lol like a chain reaction!! I can't believe how time has flown to come to this moment in our lives when we say our see-ya later's. It will be a blast though to have this new adventure of serving and spiritual increase so that is exciting. anyways see ya soon !! and you owe me a fashion show lol