Oh my goodness guys, it has taken me foreverrr to get all my blog posts done. And I'm still going! Haha. BUT here are some of my adventures from Spain!!
Spain definitely has some beautiful spots! One of my favorite things I saw were all the roads! They were so cool looking!! But they are super narrow! Super short story, we were walking down ON THE SIDE of the road and a car came pretty fast down the hill and hit my arm! The roads are definitely narrow! Haha but I was totally fine
The day we got to Spain, we flew into Barcelona but we decided to pass the busy city. We rented a car and drove to Tarragona. We drove and stayed in many cities over the two weeks of our stay. One of the cities we stayed at was Valencia, and it was right next to the beach! Guys the beach was absolutely gorgeous. The water was so blue and it just made me happy to be there! After my family went out on the beach for a good part of the day we went to a castle that was nearby. We toured the castle. And it had some pretty great history!
So here's a little story. While at the castle, this girl who was probably about 5, was staring at me literally the whole time. We just happened to always be behind her while walking around. I feel like I couldn’t really enjoy this pretty cool castle because I started having many thoughts flow through my mind. A big thing for me is, I don’t really like when people around me (even my family and friends) notices I'm being stared at. It brings attention on me. I just felt a little like, What do I do?! There wasn’t much I could do except for just let it go. After we left the castle, I was kind of relieved! I wasn’t mad at this little girl at all! I know she was just curious and has never seen someone with a different face. I'd be curious too. :)
My family went into the grocery store after the castle but I decided to stay out in our car just so I could avoid kids. I had a little alone time to think things over. For whatever reason I decided to play music and the first song that came up was “Glorious” by David Archuleta. It comforted me and reminded me of my purpose. Then I listened to the song “Press Forward.” One of the lines in this song is “We all have a purpose, that we’ll learn as we go.” I love this line because I’m still learning more of my purpose and I just need to say it's ok because it is! Life's so good! Also the song title itself, “Press Forward,” told me press forward! Move on! I felt God’s overwhelming love for me at the moment. It was amazing. I decided to just press forward from this situation and just let myself know, it is ok. :)
On our last day before the airport, I had the opportunity to go to the Madrid Temple. This was an amazing experience. The temple is seriously just so SO beautiful and inside… wow wow wow. As I was in the font doing baptisms, I felt God’s love. Literally. It was fun walking around the temple grounds. The MTC (mission training center) is right next to the temple and it looked so nice! The whole temple ground was so beautiful! I hope I can come back someday. :)
Spain was awesome for all its castles, churros, pueblo towns, and its…. Beautifulness. ;)