Hey guys! Well, I left Chicago! Now I'm in Logan, Utah visiting Arianne and Austin and my new niece, Addison. She is the cutest little babe. My recovery has been going great. I'm almost completely better. I'm stitch free! Haha. I'm still getting used to my looks but I really like the change. I was thinking about things the other night and thought "Wow tonight I feel lucky to have this trial." Now that seems a little weird but I find blessings that come from it. For example, my family and friends, they are the greatest, and the guidance I get from my Father above is incredible. I feel that due to this challenge I have greater faith. I'm more grateful because I can see what my Heavenly Father does for me very clearly. I'm sure that with everyone's trials, there are blessings that come from it! So these last few days I've been just so grateful for my trial because I would be a completely different person without it. I like how this trial made me who I am. At about the age of 7, I had a surgery and I remember being really scared. I was crying. I was little though but then I went back there, in the operating room, this big power came over me. I wasn't thinking but all the sudden I say out loud, "I CAN DO THIS!" I wasn't crying anymore. I remember seeing the doctors amazement. I felt the Holy Ghost and I actually felt my Grandma Hofman's presence with me. I just let the docs do their job. Ever since then when I have surgery, I always remember that experience, having the Holy Ghost there with me. I don't just have to use that experience for my surgery life, I can use it in other things. This has helped me have more faith and more courage. If I'm scared about a choice I have to make or maybe something didn't go as planned, I could have faith in our God that things will work out. We should have courage. This is just a little encouragement but if you are going through a trial right now, take time and try to finding blessings from it! :) It helps me feel a little bit better.
I love this babe. She has been so so fun! I am so excited to be her Aunt!
This is a picture of me after my jaw surgery. My looks have changed a lot but I think I like it! :)