A heavy heart: An emotional post.

There are no words delicate enough nor strong enough to describe the tragedy in Connecticut. Last night we cried as we read the stories surrounding the individuals and ached for the parents and loved ones of these babies. We also cried for the teachers as we heard their stories of bravery. I was once a teacher, and I can tell you, i understand the love that they had for their students. I would lay down my life for anyone of my kids. For these brave teachers, principle and counselor- that day actually came.

Last night, as Blake and I lay awake in bed, we cried as we prayed and wished there was something we could do. We all feel so helpless, and confused. No human being, could take the precious lives of babies, and his own mother unless there is a serious disconnect. Right? It goes against the very make up of our bodies, minds and spirits to protect these precious children. Is it just a slippery slop of desensitization? All i know, is that evil exists, and there is no rhyme or reason to it. 

Blake and I read this chapter of scripture (3 Nephi Chapter 17). It tells of a time that the Savior's heart was saddened by the wickedness that came upon a people. He gathered the little children, and prayed, and wept unto the Father.

"And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them." 

I felt so much comfort, knowing that there is someone encircling those families and children affected by this, and that the Savior himself is looking after the victims of this tragedy. 

My life as of late.

Moved to SLC. Hanging with my roommates. Hanging with my most favorite person to ever exist. Going to Weddings. Going to the Humane Society and almost adopting 18 dogs. Drinking Coke (we just can't stay apart). Instagraming with my new iPhone. Working, and sadly, leaving Walden. Finally letting go and starting a new chapter.

You steal the things you want to borrow.

We had fun. Here are some pictures from our activities this week. Today we went to the Ropes course- such a good experience. Tomorrow rock climbing. Did I mention ever that I love my students AND my job?

Oh and today I drove to Salina, UT to meet Megan who is driving from Minnesota to Vegas. More then worth it. You know I love good road time.

Haeree Kim.

This is Haeree (Pronounced Heddy). She is a very good friend to me. We pretty much get each others crazy naturelovingridiculousselfs. She is in town for a week and a half helping me teach the Outdoor Adventure class for the Jr. High at Walden.

I am SO glad she is here. You probably have no idea how serious I am.

We'll pick berries and recline.

Drawing of the Day: By my student Karl

Quote of the Day: "Sometimes I wear lotion because it makes me smell like I have a girlfriend" - Levi

Thought number one: Parent teacher conferences are coming up. I actually am really excited to conference with parents at the parent teacher conferences that they have for parents and teachers to confer about the students, because thats what teachers and parents do at parent teacher conferences.

Thought number two: For the past week I have had conversations about technology with people. What this guy says pretty much sums it up. Everything is amazing, and nobody is happy.

Thought number three: Here's to Valentines surprises.

I am listening to this beautiful song.