Monday, January 3, 2011

Tender Mercies

So just let me say that the last 4-6 months have been some of my hardest so far. I feel like I've been to hell and back almost. I seem to have lost all my friends and almost lost myself in the process. I've felt my fair share of fiery darts this last semester. The adversary was working overtime with me.

But through all of this I found a little comfort. :) My ward split a few years back and I was really sad to see all my friends and favorite leaders put into the other ward, but even with that I got the best deal. My new bishop turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me. Bishop Peterson has been a second father to me almost.

Even though I've been gone almost 2 years, he still takes the time to talk to me every time I come home and check up on me. I can feel the love of my Savior through him every time we speak.I love this man so much. He always helps me understand whatever trials I happen to go through and gives me the most insightful advice without me even asking.

Like I said, it's been really tough lately, but he just made me feel so loved. He told me to just what I needed to hear.

"You've been hit with some fiery darts lately. A lot of them. But now's the time to stand strong, to get in that defensive position. But don't lose that Keara we all know and love, the Keara that always smiles and radiates confidence and beauty. Don't lose her through your trials. Pray to your Father in Heaven, don't crunch numbers, just pray to be put into the situations you need to be in and things will work out. Next time I see you I want you to be a 12. Don't stop smiling girl" :)

I really love this man. I can't wait till I get to come to him with a huge smile and a boy on my arm that I want to spend the rest of eternity with and he loves him almost as much as I do. :)

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