Sunday, September 19, 2010


So I am still not sure if I want to share this with everyone, but decided why not since it is a good thing.

A few months ago I was talking to a friend and she mentioned she was going back to school. I was so excited for her and my kids were also. We talked for a few more minutes and afterwards the kids and I came home. I got them ready for bed and one by one tucked them into their beds for the night. And one by one they asked me why don't I go back to school. I have thought about it over the last few years and felt it was not the right time for me, especially having 3 little ones at home. Now don't get me wrong, I know there are a lot of mom's who go back to school that have 3 little ones at home or kids in school themselves, but we all know when the time is right for each of us.

So I got up the nerve and applied to go to BYU-I for the Fall 2010 Semester as a part-time student. But wouldn't you know it, I was turned away until the Winter Semester because this is the largest semester of students in the history of the school and the school did not accept part-time students. I was told I could take an online class or a night class. So I opted for the online class. I am taking a Book of Mormon class and I know it has only been a week since the class started, but I LOVE IT!!!

I pray daily for inspiration while studying the scriptures and the assignments. I am so grateful for a Father in Heaven who listens to prayers and is willing to help me with my class and to understand the scriptures as I read them. I am amazed at the difference this time in reading and studying the scriptures. It almost feels like I am reading them for the first time and it is not by any means.

I am grateful for my friend who has decided to go back to school and through her joy of going back rubbed off onto my kids to encourage me to go back also. I have a ways to go before I get my degree, but one class at a time and one day I will reach this goal too! I love you my dear friend and THANK YOU!!


Nikki said...

Wow, let us know if you got in to BYU. I think it is great thing going back to school. You will be a great student. Keep up the hard work.

wrightfamily said...

That's awesome! Good for you! I love the new insights we get each time we read the Book of Mormon! Keep up the great work!

Jen said...

I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO PROUD and I am even more proud to call you my friend! I LOVE YOU!

Erin Camp said...

Fabulous! I am so excited for you!

busbyhive said...

Way to go Roy!! It does feel good to be actively learning again doesn't it? We are proud of you!! You're setting a great example to your kids that education is important :)

Cami Jo said...

I just thought I'd let you know that we once again have a few of us doing the health blog!

A friend and I have started to post our goals on it at the beginning of the week, and post back at the end of the week. (We all can use as much help as possible during the holidays!) So, I thought I'd let you know if you'd like to do it with us. (Now that people are actually reading the blog again! Just thought I'd keep ya informed!