Sunday, November 16, 2008

I am SO blessed.

Wow. I have had an amazing experience tonight.

So a year or so ago, Savannah, Natalie, Courtney, and I sang "God be with You Till we Meet Again" at a funeral. We also sang it in church and a few other places, and we just took a little video of it at the end of last school year when we sang it for Michael's family in his living room. I was putting a bunch of other videos on youtube, and i decided to stick that one up too just so i could watch it when i went to BYU and was missing home.

Turns out Youtube is blocked here on campus, so i could never get on to watch the videos and such, but i just found a way around that a few days ago (oops). Anyway, so i went on tonight, and found a message that i had received from a girl on Oct. 27th of this year. So not too long ago. When i read it, tears came to my eyes. The subject was "Youve Changed My Life" and here is how it went:

i just wanted to let you know that during my parents divorce every night i cried until i found your video god be with you till we meet again.just like the subject says it really made my life way better.To this day it still inspires me to do more things. i am an lds girl of my own and i live in sin city, it is very hard to find the spirit here. i often find myself singing that song in my head to stop me from crying.I honestly would like to say to you that u saved my life, before u being an example to me i had considered suicide.... i even had a plan.I can easily say to you that they day i found that very video, was the best day of my life. thank you so much

Wow. I can't believe that our little video could have that big of an impact on someone. It just made me realize how amazing the Lord is...and how much he loves us all. This girl just happened to come accross my video...that i never even thought was very good...and it changed her life. I am just amazed that something I did could be an answer to someone's prayer...and maybe even have saved someone's life. It makes me realize how blessed i am to have the talents that i have been given and to be able to have such amazing friends and family who i can sing with and share those talents with. I'm so glad that some little thing we did one day in michael's living room could have such a HUGE affect on a girl i've never met.

I hope you all know how much i love you and just realize how much the Lord loves us all. He answers our prayers in such amazing ways. Even youtube videos can be a source of comfort in your time of need.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

If nothing else at least this nasty cough syrup puts me to sleep...

so i'm feeling a little better today...whatever i have isn't so much in my chest now...
it's moved to my head and i'm not sure if i'd say i'm better...
i've just got something different haha.

anyway, so i have to take this nasty cherry cough syrup every 3-4 hours.
it's so GROSS...i feel like it's doing nothing for me.
but it DOES make me sleep...A LOT...i feel like that's all i do lately.
noteworthy shows and sleep.
and when i'm not sleeping...the medicine definitely makes me kind of crazy.

i called my work at 3 today apparently to tell them i wouldn't be there.
and at 3:10 i picked up my phone to call them again
cuz i'd forgotten that i'd already called.
good thing i went into my recent calls and saw that i'd already called haha.

but yeah, so i'm feeling better i guess. hopefully i'm totally better by monday.
i need to be.
because i have tests to take. and classes to go to. AH

oh and...there are more videos up on facebook of noteworthy.
you should check them out :)


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Ending.

Here's Noteworthy from last night singing Happy Ending.
Courtney is singing the solo.
I start off on the very left of the video...

Respiratory Condition...

So i went to the student health center yesterday.
and i saw Brother Cameron (who's a member of my ward's bishopric and also a doctor)
he told me all of these big words about some respiratory condition that's going around.
and apparently i have it.
he said that 50% of the people who get it...have it for 6-8 days and then it goes away.
the other 50%...have it for 6-8 goes away...and then it comes back.

hopefully i'm in the first 50%.

last night's show went REALLY well.
i had a blessing Tuesday night from my FHE bros.
and then another one right before the show from Amy's brother.
pretty much all i have to say is...the church is true.
i could barely talk before the show, and i had a solo.
but once i got on stage...i was able to sing my solo, and mostly everything else (minus a note or two haha)
and i was so worried about forgetting all of the choreo because i was focusing so much on my voice, but for the most part...i remembered it all.
honestly...i think i did better with the sickness than i might've been able to do w/out it.

but this morning...i woke up with no voice...
it's come back a little now...but i'm still super sick.
so everyone stay away from me for a while haha.
and pray that i do okay on my tests that i have coming up.
cuz i can't go to class for a few days because i'm still contagious.

anyway...that is all.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I WOULD be the one to get bronchitis.

AH i have bronchitis.
and it's the day of my show.
this is not good.
i woke up today not being able to breathe...and sounding like a smoker.
let's all just pray that it gets better by 7 tonight.
i got a blessing last night from my FHE it'll be okay.
and i'm going to the doctor in a little bit.
hopefully they can do something to clear me out.
because i have a solo tonight too...
i just hope it goes alright tonight. AHH

i seem to always be getting sick before big shows.
last time i had a big show i was having a kidney stone haha.
just my luck i guess.


oh and p.s. YAY FOR PROP 8 PASSING :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Learning to Love Learning

Well today has been quite a day.
I went to my 8 o'clock class.
went to breakfast at the scoreboard grill (french toast and bacon...yummm :) )
Then i came home.
took a shower, did 3 loads of Laundry (it's been a while)
I did my living prophets hmwk...which took forever.
I went grocery shopping (again, it's been a LONG while)
Then i came home and finished my final draft of my english research paper.
I had to fix it up a whole lot because i didn't really spend that much time on my rough draft.
so now i just finished all that.
and i have noteworthy rehearsal in about 30 mins....until 11.
i'm hoping to get to bed right when i get home tonight...because i need my sleep.
i've had heartburn ALL day today for some reason...which is REALLY weird.
i've NEVER had it i don't even have anything to take for it.
i just need some sleep...
so hopefully i get to bed earlier than usual tonight.

but yeah so for my Living Prophets Hmwk tonight.
we had 3 talks we had to read...
all of them were about education and such.
and there was one i really liked by Elder Bednar.
it was called
"Learning to Love Learning"
kind of ironic considering what i just posted the other day.
I DEFINITELY need to learn to love learning.

There were a few things I really liked about i thought i'd put them up for those of you who are like me and need to learn to love learning...

"Learning to love learning is central to the gospel of Jesus Christ,
is vital to our ongoing spiritual and personal development,
and is an absolute necessity in the world in which we
do now and will yet live, serve, and work."

The Savior said, “Learn of me, and listen to my words;
walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and
you shall have peace in me” (D&C 19:23).

The Holy Ghost reveals and witnesses the truth of all things
and brings all things to our remembrance. The Holy
Ghost is the teacher who kindles within us an abiding
love of and for learning.

Some facts are helpful or interesting to know.
Some knowledge is useful to learn and apply.
But gospel truths are essential for us to understand
and live if we are to become what our
Heavenly Father yearns for us to become.

You and I are here upon the earth to prepare for eternity,
to learn how to learn, to learn things that are temporally
important and eternally essential, and to assist others
in learning wisdom and truth (see D&C 97:1).
Understanding who we are, where we came from,
and why we are upon the earth places upon each
of us a great responsibility both to learn how to learn
and to learn to love learning.

As we press forward in life—spiritually, interpersonally,
and professionally—no book of answers is readily
available with guidelines and solutions to the great
challenges of life. All we have is our capacity to learn
and our love of and for learning.

My knowledge is, if you will follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his Apostles, as recorded in the New Testament, every man and woman will be put in possession of the Holy Ghost. . . . They will know things that are, that will be, and that have been. They will understand things in heaven, things on the earth, and things under the earth, things of time, and things of eternity, according to their several callings and capacities. [JD 1:243] - Brigham Young

anyway i just REALLY loved this talk. so i thought i'd share it with you.