Friday, June 22, 2012

This is the something that I said that I would post about.  It is the story that our sealer told us before we got married for time and all eternity.  It is such a great example to me of what a marriage should really be about, sacrifice for each other.  I hope you enjoy this!!

A Pearl of Great Price[1]

In Tahiti there are divers that search for a mother of pearl oyster.  They dive hundreds of feet and have to gather as many as they can in one breath, while keeping their minds on the fact that they need to give themselves time to get back to the surface.  Usually there are two or three deaths a season because divers become too greedy.  As a diver collects the oysters their goggles press tight against their eyes, the only light is given off of the reflection of the shells.  In a batch of one hundred oysters you would be hard pressed to get one pearl (which is worth enough money to buy a gas station). 

The pearl is the only jewel made out of sacrifice.  The oyster, as it breaths in water will, in a small chance, get a grain of sand in its womb.  The oyster is in extreme pain and secretes a special type of mucus called nacre and coats the sand attempting to relieve the pain.  It continues to do that for many years, in constant anguish, till a pearl is formed.

The same is true for you.  You are the oyster, and your spouse is the pearl.  Each time you give of yourself in sacrifice, you help culture your “pearl.”  Through years of sacrifice you will find your beloved, as well as your love for each other, has become a pearl of great price.

[1] Story told to Brandon and Kelsey Norton on the day of their wedding by the sealer, Brother Cave.

I am so awful at blogs!

So, I am finally going to give this thing another shot!  If my mom can do a blog, I certainly should be able to!  It has been about a year since I last started this blog, or even posted a thing on it!  Here are some things that I really do enjoy about this past year:

  • Brandon Graduated from the U!!!!  Great job love!!
  • Brandon got a 4.0 his last semester!!  WOOT!
  • I got great grades, even if I had to take a week off for surgery.
  • Brandon says he loves me every night.
  • We have not missed a singe night praying our entire marriage!
  • We saw WICKED!!!
  • We went to New York for our Honeymoon!  
  • We met some great people up in SLC!
  • We moved back to Provo.
  • Both my brother and sister married their sweethearts!  
  • We thank the Lord each day for eternal families, and that we found one another!
  • Having amazing parents and families that help us at the drop of a hat!
  • There are many more, but I do not want to bore you all with a list of hundreds of things!

Life is something that we should never take for granted!  Each day should be lived so that you are trying to improve and grow with each breath you take.  Love is something that should always be at the forefront of your life: Love of Heavenly Father, Love of yourself, Love of your significant other, Love of your family, and Love of your friends.  If you have love, nothing can happen that you cannot handle.