Learning to be Happy..

So, we are at the second part of my life timeline. (found in The Return)

1992-1994 Learning the Gospel, Changing My Life

So, after joining the church, which I have been blessed because of ever since, I began really enjoying who I was for the first time. I was still depressed, but didn’t understand it and kept it to myself. I felt that as a member of the church, there should be no reason to be depressed. So I stuffed the feelings deep inside and started pretending that it wasn’t a part of me.

It worked for quite some time. I was very active at church, my first calling was as the Sunbeam (3 year olds) class teacher. Oh how I loved them!!

I learned so much from those sweet innocent minds. I have been blessed over and over for accepting that calling.

One of the greatest blessings I ever learned was from a three year old who taught me that I was never alone, that God was always going to be there with me. I have used that little gem of simple wisdom more times than I can count.

I was busy working, spending time with family and friends, going to church and spending time learning the truths of the Gospel.

It came easy for me as I threw myself into the church and changing who I was. I began to make simple changes, praying, reading scriptures, attending meetings. I loved it.

Then one day my Bishop called me into his office and called me to serve a mission.

Stay tuned for the gripping details of what happened when I said “No way!”

Thanks for reading, Love, Heather

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