Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blessings come to those that wait...and wait :D

So, for those of you who know me, know that I am not always the most patient person and that I tend to get frustrated when things don't happen right away, or even how I want them to turn out.  Well, this last month and a half I have definitely learned that my Heavenly Father knows what is truly best for me and that I really do have to rely on His timing, and man, that can be way hard!  Anyways, on to my lesson of waiting and my test of patience, I lost/quit my job the first part of March.  It was getting really hard to make ends meet when I was only working maybe 16 hours a week, some weeks a little more, some a little less.  So, I ended up quitting because I found out that I was going to be losing more hours, ha, not that I was working much anyways.  Well, anyways, about 2 weeks ago I got a call from my mom saying that one of her neighbors was having to quit her job and she wanted to know if I was interested in it.  At first I was a little skeptical, but after thinking about it over the weekend I thought that I should give it a try.  So, I sent her neighbor my resume and the following day I got a call wanting to know if I wanted to come in for an interview the following night.  You could say that I was a little bit excited!  So I went in for my interview and they said that if they thought that it would be a good fit they would contact me within a couple of days.  Well that was last Wednesday the 25th, and this is where my test of patience was really tested, because I had already been to so many job interviews and their answers were no.  For me, it was pretty hard because I just didn't know why or what I had done wrong at my past interviews.  Well, anyways back to my story, after my interview last week, I felt really good about it and I felt that everything was good!  But this time I just put it all in the Lord's hands and I told Him that I would trust His decision on this one!  By Saturday, I hadn't heard anything and I was starting to get a little frustrated, and by Sunday night I was trying my hardest to keep upbeat and stay positive, I figured that if I didn't hear within the next day or two I would try and pursue another job.  So, yesterday (Monday) I was at the grocery store filling a prescription, and as I was going to pick it up my phone rang....it was them wanting to know if I could come in before 2 pm to have a 2nd interview!  I was so excited that I almost started to cry at the grocery store!  It would have not been a very pretty picture because I had no make up on and I had my hair in a pony tail and to make it all worse I was in sweats, so I waited until I got into the car.  So, I hurried home to get ready to go for my follow up interview, I got there a few minutes after 1:30, and I went to meet with them and they were explaining the job to me a little more and they were talking to me as if I already had the job.  It was a pretty exciting moment for me!  So after they were done talking to me and asking me if I had any questions about the job description, I told them that I didn't and that it really sounded almost to good to be!  And then they looked at each other and they said, "Well what do you think?  Should we offer her the job?  Emily, would you like to work with us here at the Draper temple?", I right away said yes and I got big tears in my eyes and I told them that it was an answer to my prayers!  So, I actually start tonight at 9:30, and I couldn't be more excited or happy about it!  I will be working as a grounds/house keeper at the Draper temple!  It is such a beautiful building!  

Elder Robert D Hales said this about the temple: "The temple is a sacred edifice, a a holy place, where essential saving ceremonies and ordinances are performed to prepare us for exaltation.  It is important that we gain a sure knowledge that our preparation to enter the holy house and that our participation in these ceremonies and covenants are some of the most significant events we will experience in our mortal lives."
The temple has always been such an important part of my life!  I have loved growing up right next to one!  All I had to do was just look out of my bedroom window, and I would see the beautiful and magnificent building!
Now all I have to do to see it is just open my front door!  That is one of the many blessings and one of the many reasons why I love living in Utah.  I love living so close to so many temples!  No where else on earth would I have this opportunity!  I think we all take it for advantage!  But I am so excited that I will be able to be in my Father's house every day helping make it a better place!  Before I left my interview yesterday I was encouraged to return as a patron and do temple work often.  And the more I am the happier my life will be and I will be able to feel of the Spirit more often!  I am so excited, I can't even put it into words how excited I am!  I feel as if things are starting to turn around for the better in our lives!  Which makes me super happy, excited, etc....  but I want everyone of you who reads this post to know that I know that the Church is true! And that I am so grateful for it, and I am so grateful for the Temple and all of the amazing blessings that we receive from having so many around us and all of the blessings that we receive from attending the temple as often as we can!  I am going to try to make it there as often as I can as a patron and do the work for those that have gone on before me and that are waiting and waiting to receive their blessings!  Have a beautiful and blessed day!