It seems as though with these last two weeks of school left that I am so attached to this place that I cannot stop crying…. okay that is completely bogus, well the school part.  I am pretty sure that my eyes have shed enough water to relieve Las Vegas of the drought that they are in.  Heck I have cried enough that I could create a rain forest in the Sahara.  Needless to say, I do love where I am at and I do love all of the people around me, but as the days decrease I think that I am learning more and more about myself.

For instance, I have always known that I have had a soft heart, I cry when I see dead animals in the road, but I never realized the full extent of the capacity of my heart.   I find it easy to love people quickly which I feel like can scare some people away but oh well what are you going to do about it.  Recently my heart has been hurt and I think that is what helped me come to the understanding that this beating organ in my chest is as tender as a bunny.

I have also learned why we have friends.  It is definitely not just to boost an ego, but they are there when no one else is.  They are there to give you pep talks in the wee hours of the morning.  They are there when you are crying on the floor.  They are there to open your eyes to things that you are completely oblivious to.  I have been so blessed.  I have sat on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to good and bad friends and their are definitely some people that I am going to miss so hard.

I also have learned that my parents are a pretty good tag team.  I do not know if they coordinated calling times but it seemed like every hour they were switching who called me to make sure that I was still chugging along.  They are also good at cheering me up when I could not really find comfort in anything else.

These things that have come to the surface just in the last week are definitely important.  They are things that I need to understand and appreciate.  I have been so very blessed and I do not fully understand that.  I cannot fully express the love that I have for the people in my life that have really helped me along.  35 more days and these lessons will really come into play.  35 more days and I will be set apart as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Guate Baby

Guate Baby

A few months ago my life was changed when I received a piece of paper that invited me to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I just wanted to reiterate some of the feelings … Continue reading

If I won an Emmy, this is what I would say…. almost

Shall we play the “I’m Grateful Game”?  Alyssa Edwards please come down to the front and share with the wonderful people who read this what you are grateful for!

What am I grateful for?  Well a whole lot currently.  I am grateful for my sweet family.  The kind of are a bunch of weirdos from a dad who thinks he is super funny to a mom who I stress out daily. I am thankful for my roomies.  You have all me Lynae, but I am so so so blessed to have more than her.  I have sweet Brindalynn Ballerina Baby who helps me get my homework done and sometimes puts my laundry away ( I know I am completely pathetic no need to tell remind me), then there is J-Smash who just recently started showing a super sassy side that I think we all enjoy, and finally there is Tornado (I guess we can include Mike in there too because whenever I see Tori, Mike is there too) who no matter what can make light of a situation and can make anyone feel better about themselves.  I am also thankful for the past two days of conference and the activities that have ensued.  I got to hang out with some pretty fun people and listen to the words of some spiritual giants.  Lastly, I am thankful for dinner at G-mas, she is a rockstar and will most likely be performing in my choir show! HOLLER to my G-ma who is such a babe!   That is what I am thankful for.  Life is good, even when things seem a little rough (or super rough) there is always so much good.  “My kindness shall not depart from thee” what a promise from our sweet Heavenly Father.  There is so much to be thankful for.