snapping back

So I thought I would write what its like to be back in real life/America.

Everyone keeps asking me how Im "adjusting". So far so good I think. On the plane ride back I felt like a cave man seeing electricity for the first time.  I couldn't belive how violent American films had become. I kept catching glimpses out of the corner of my eye of what people had on their screens. Things exploding, people being violent with eachother and fighting.  I thought "why in the world is that happening?  This is entertainment?!"  Thats something I don't want to let in my life.  But there are some things I am so glad to have back, like..


The long awaited year and a half to meet little chaichai/hold an angel.  So grateful!

 Things that I want to hold onto forever:

1. Personal time everyday with Heavenly Father. Just a little time everyday makes the whole day better.

2. The mindset to be happy no matter where you are or who you are with. Viewing everyone as a child of God who is worth your time and attention.

3. Going to bed early

4. How valuable it is to just be face to face with someone

5. Remembering that WE guide our own ships. We can accomplish anything we set our mind to with a plan and with Heavenly Fathers help.

Things that will take getting used to:

No surprise here but everyone keeps trying to set me up with their little brother/cousin/best friend.  I never know how to respond.  Someone had me write down my phone number on a napkin to give to someone else today.  I feel like this isnt the way its supposed to happen, but I am trying to keep an open mind ;)

I wish I could be a professional missionary or professional auntie forever but I know there is more out there for me to do.  I am greatful for my life and for my Savior.  Merry Christmas!


Keola Kinghorn said...

Welcome Home Marni! I'm glad things are going great and that you are adjusting quickly. You are a great inspiration to me and I believe you are going to do great things. What are your plans now?

Marni said...

Hey Keola! I am heading back to HI in April. Im hoping to find a job there too!! I miss it so much! Where are you?!