Finally, sunshine has really come back to UT!
We are loving it!
I found this scarf-head-wrap tutorial via Pinterest.
I have a board called "Stuff that works"
and this is going on that board! haha
This scarf came from Tyler's grandmother...
its a beautiful old silk wrap.
Large square scarf.
It came in a darling little box
with a gold, circular clasp
and instructions on how-to-wear
the scarf in lots of fashions....
via the 40's.
In other news,
today we are in the 3rd Trimester!
The longest home stretch of your life.
The little man is moving all around,
dancing like crazy,
and I'm happy to report that the boy has rhythm.
I can't remember if I already posted about this,
but I finally decided on a doctor and a hospital.
It only took me 6.5 months.
Remember: YOU are your own advocate in the health care setting.
Don't be afraid to ask questions,
even when you're labeled as
I was nervous to do those things,
but when I finally did,
I felt much more comfortable in my own skin.
-sigh of relief!-
Now onto the serious business.
Life is never easy to understand.
Over the past two weeks, we've been really challenged.
I know that we've also been strengthened,
and that something will eventually pan out.
I've had great examples to lead and guide me,
and I thank you for your willingness to post your struggles.
I would tell you the whole story,
but since that would take too long,
I'll just "sum up."
We applied for grad schools.
We got pregnant.
We felt so good about our chances this year.
With both school and baby.
One of those is becoming reality.
not so much.
We don't know all of the reasons,
but the one that's annoying is as follows:
Tyler had a great professor, who, bless his heart,
is slightly absent minded.
He didn't send in Ty's letter of recommendation.
Tyler visited with him 2x a week in his office,
called and emailed,
all leading up to the due date so he wouldn't forget.
Ty's GRE scores were competitive.
His other letters were outstanding.
And this professor wrote a great letter also.
Its just a shame that schools didn't get to see it.
So, what happens when you don't have all of your materials submitted?
You aren't always considered.
Why punish those students who did get all their materials in?
That wouldn't be fair.
in a nutshell,
we're contacting that professor again,
as well as some of the schools.
we are totally unsure of what the future holds.
Its been so hard.
We've rededicated ourselves to the scriptures,
and we know that we will find comfort and inspiration there.
We have prayed,
and really sought the Lord's comfort through this trial.
We don't need to understand why this happened,
but the peace that the gospel message can bring
is the most understated blessing we can receive.
We are looking for jobs,
just like so many out there.
I will probably return to work after I have the baby...
and I'll hopefully work weekend graves
so that I can always be home with him.
I must say,
I believe that the Lord will provide,
yet I also understand that I will be asked
to do everything I can do first.
I must offer up everything I can give
to support my family.
And we will be blessed,
even in the smallest of ways.
I think that the small things are
the ones we should be most grateful for.
My mom suggested reading this talk,
by D. Todd Christofferson.
I really dig the way he phrases things,
and I loved this talk.
I even listened to it...
You should too.
If you have a moment,
please throw a silent prayer up for us.
It doesn't have to be big...
but it could be really nice :)
Things will work themselves out.
My favorite phrase that I use when I teach:
"The sun goes up,
and the sun goes down.
Time moves on,
with or without you.
The only thing you really get to decide
is what your attitude will be."
Ours will be one of faith.