i can’t even tell you the range of emotions that have come over me today. i’ve broken down in tears more times than i can count as i think about how proud i am of my husband and how happy i am that this part of our journey is through.
the last 3 years have been long. and crazy. and exhausting. and overwhelming. and trying.
but they’ve also been incredible. and joyful. and triumphant. and they have brought us closer as a family.
i never thought i would be sad to leave utah or this chapter of my life. but now, with my life in boxes and days away from a big move, i can’t help but feel nostalgic and sentimental for this town and this time. BYU has been such a blessing. it has been a privilege to be in the shadow of these mountains and to associate on a daily basis with GOOD people. i realize that clint is the one who ended up with a degree, but i have gained an education of my own by choosing to support my husband while he accomplished his goal. I have found confidence in my talents and contributions not only to my family, but also to the handmade community. i’ve learned about my gifts and strengths as well as my weaknesses. i’ve learned about the kind of mother i want to be (and the kind i do not want to be). i’ve learned that you can find wonderful friends no matter where you live. i’ve learned that standing by my husband is where i always want to be. and most importantly, i’ve learned that God knows me and my circumstances and stands ready and waiting to bless. i am so grateful for the learning we have all experienced in the last few years and will always look back at this time as the hardest best thing we’ve ever done.
clint, i am so proud of you and all that you’ve become. we certainly are better together. xoxo.
congrats graduate of mine!