June 19, 2013

only the beginning

I don't know where to start. I have been thinking about this moment for the past few months now and it is finally here; my very first blog post on my newly designed blog (special thanks to Miss Hunter Kofford). She did a fantastic job & I couldn't be more grateful. I believe that it is appropriate to start this journey with an overview of that "perfect" day I had on March 29th, 2013. In order to really capture the  thoughts & feelings, I want to share with you my journal entry that I wrote the next morning on the plane ride to Kona, Hawaii. It sums up just about everything. 

"This is real life. Yesterday I married my best friend. I wish I could take my emotions & keep them in a jar because I have never experienced this much joy or love in my entire life! We were sealed for time & all eternity in the Newport Beach California Temple. The covenants, promises & blessings were so unbelievably powerful it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about them. I felt the heavens open & I know that the Lord wasn't only watching down on us but he was specifically talking to me. He reminded me of the promises in my patriarchal blessing--the gift of charity, kindness & forgiveness. I could feel the Savior's love for us & as well his love for everyone in that room. It was one of the most powerful moments in my life to be able to look into Adam's eyes & see the promises we were making to one another. I pray that I always remember that & that I never forget to put his happiness before my own. I will learn how to love with all my heart, mind & strength. There is so much I can & will learn from Adam, only if I let him. He is a leader in this world & I believe we both have the capacity to move mountains. He makes me want to be the best person I can be. I pray that I will never treat him with disrespect or crudeness. I pray that the Spirit of the Lord always abides within my heart & the walls of our home. I pray that I can learn the importance of sacrifice & that I become the mother I want to be. The Lord has really poured upon me blessing after blessing this past year. I know that if we only follow Him, put our trust in Him & try to develop his attributes we will find happiness that is beyond our own. I hope that I can always feel the way I am feeling right now; as I sit on this plane to Hawaii. I can honestly say that yesterday was the happiest day of my life. But I know that I can feel this way every single day of my life, only if I chose to. Love is a choice & an action word. This is how I've always imagined feeling & I owe it to the Lord for giving me that peace, guidance & reassurance to keep me moving forward. I am one lucky girl who is sealed to the man of my dreams forever." 


  1. Yay I'm so glad you started a blog, it's gorgeous! I am so glad you and Adam are so happy he is the best & from the little time I've spent with you I can tell you are perfect for each other! Your wedding was absolutely stunning :)

  2. you are so sweet carely. i miss you lady.
    so happy for you. love!!!

  3. YES! the first of many happy days for you two!
    so glad you are writing and letting us all share a part of your lives.
    seriously love you girl. you best know i be readin err' post you put up up in her.
    love you ;)

  4. SO CUTE. I can't stop looking at your blog.

  5. Oh. My. God. I have absolutley fallen in mad love with your dress!! WHERE did you get it and WHERE can I get it for my wedding next year???? Please!!!!