Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just a housewife?

(This may seem really random. FYI.)

So the other day Hannah and I went to Dallyn Bayles' "Inspirational Broadway" concert. It was great! Michelle Boothe sang a song from the musical Working about being a housewife. Even though I am clearly not to that point in my life yet, the song still rang true. I can picture myself feeling this way 15 years from now. And I find it applicable even now in my major. I think a lot of people at BYU think Elementary Education is just a fall back for girls who only want to stay at home and raise kids and be a housewife. Okay, yes, it's true that's what I want, but I want to make a difference. I want to be a good teacher. I want to help kids in the formative years of their life. I care.

"What I do, what I choose to do may be dumb to you but it's not to me. Is is dumb that they need me there? Is it dumb to care? 'Cause I do, you see. And I mean, did you ever think-really stop and think what a job it was?"

Anyway, I thought it was a great song. You should listen to it. I can't decide if I like the fast or slow version better, on one of these links and see what you think.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All stories contain the element of joy

Tonight a new chapter will be added to "The Spaghettio Years". (TSY, in case you were wondering, Dear Reader, is the story of my life. Once upon a time, I promised Scott I would write it. Surprisingly enough, I have--and it's even somewhat current! Which is more than I can say about my actual journal...) Adding chapters is always a sad and reflective time for me. The book is a fairytale, though, because it has its share of sorrows and struggles that always resolve to being joys and triumphs. But it is the ultimate fairytale, because not only does it have a happy ending, it has a perfect ending.

"No matter how bleak the chapter of our lives may look today, because of the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we may hope and be assured that the ending of the book of our lives will exceed our grandest expectations."

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
October 2008 General Conference