February 4, 2014

Alpine-German Speaking Mission

[Old Town, Alexandria]
To say that I love it here would be an understatement.
The brick buildings remind me so much of my travels abroad & how much I miss adventures.
Being a California girl at heart, I never thought I'd have the chance to live on the east coast, especially DC - this was the last place I thought I'd end up!
But here I am, growing in love with my husband, trying to make new friends,
working full time, exploring new hobbies, learning how to be alone (away from family/friends)
& understanding that this exactly what the Lord had in store for me.
February 2014 was the month I was supposed to come home from serving a
mission in the Alpine-German Speaking Mission.
It seems surreal that 18 months ago I postponed/deferred from serving to take a leap
of faith in another direction -- the completely opposite direction -- because
something wouldn't let me say goodbye.
Deep down in the depths of my heart, I knew (without a doubt) that Adam would be the one.
 Even though it wasn't a picture perfect love story,
 it was real & it was worth it.
Looking back, I cannot believe how that tiny ounce of faith has turned into blessing after blessing.
Missions allow growth but so does marriage
- a similar but different kind of growth.
So listen to your heart because I am so grateful I did.
& I relied on my Father in heaven. He was there every step of the way.
He continues to remind me that He knows me, loves me & wants me to turn to Him.
I know He wants the same for you.
Faith in God
requires faith in His


  1. loved this post--& connected with it so much. it's so amazing to look back & realize how much His hand has been in your life and how, slowly, you are becoming the person you want to be. thanks for sharing. xo

  2. you are too cute! what a cool story! it looks so pretty there!

  3. carley! i just started following your blog and love this post. you are amazing, and we need to get together now that we are both east coast girls! love you cutie xoxo