Well folks, as of today I have been living in this beautiful city for 6 whole months and boy has it been quite the adventure. There are still tough days, homesick days, and emotional days simply because I am human. But, that is life. It is very hard to believe I only have 6 months left with this cute family and my favorite little 1 year old. It breaks my heart+ gives me that pit in the stomach feeling.
ON A MORE POSITIVE NOTE: Never did I think I would learn this much or grow as much as I have living away from home and taking care of something so precious and innocent. It has opened my eyes to what I want as I raise a family and also has taught me patience, how to unconditionally love and helped me become an all around better person. I would have never imagined that I could love a little girl who I didn't even know 6 months back so much. I continuously want to serve her, protect her, help her become better and make sure she is constantly taken care of and happy every single day. Serving Anni to the best of my ability has helped make this job so rewarding. Hearing her say a new word or finally realize something that she didn't know before makes it all worth it. My love for her continues to grow stronger and leaving her will be close to unbearable but I will always hope my example and love will stay close to her forever because she has changed my life in too many ways to even share.
Now, lets talk about my homegirls. The friends I have made here are out of this world. I continue to feel so blessed and am convinced that I have the best friends on this planet. We always have each others back and it is so nice to all be doing the same type of work so we can relate and really listen and help one another best we can. These are the types of friendships that will last forever+ no doubt in my mind. I have had a blast with each one of them and cannot hardly wait for the fun times to continue after we are all done with our nanny adventure. These girls really are angels.
My Ward: Boy oh boy, have I got the best singles ward ever. The ward is huge+ get the opportunity to meet new people every Sunday. There are some really neat members who have the strongest most sincere testimonies. The coolest thing for me is being able to see converts on a weekly basis. You just don't get that in Utah nearly as much. Their stories continue to give me chills and I am grateful for their courage and sweet spirits they bring to our ward. We have a great bishopbrich who all are so caring and willing to help. My home teachers are also the best and so willing to do all they can for me. I am one lucky girl and seriously have a great life here in San Francisco. Ready to make these last 6 months ROCK!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
I have made it a whole week! This past week has been full of new experience, fatigue, excitement, patience, growth, and all around an adventure. I have loved every second of being a nanny and being able to get to know this cute family more and more each day. I never knew you could grow to love strangers so fast. This little girl already has my heart and never fails to put a smile on my face and make me laugh every day I'm with her. I am blessed to have a job that I love! I have also been attending the singles ward right in the city and boy is that quite the change. Church outside of Utah is very different. Not bad, just sort of different. I have never heard so many cell phones go off in a sacrament service EVER as I do now. I guess that makes up for the crying babies? Most are in their mid twenties so I am definently the baby of the ward. But hey, it is nice to able to mingle with people that are intelligent and getting well into their careers. This past weekend I also got to go explore in the city and bay area with Mia, another nanny in the city. It was such a blast and full of learning new things. I am definently the minority, which I will have to get used to. Through this all, I have grown even closer to my savior and had to have so much faith and rely on him for almost everything. He is with me along this whole
journey, no doubt in my mind. Here starts another week in this beautiful city!! :)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I made it safe and sound! So far San Francisco has been treating me very well. It is very different living on your own and having to really make those big decisions for yourself. I have only been here for 4 days and have already began to learn a lot of new things about myself. This is the best decision I have made and I know that I still have lots yet to learn. I could have not gotten better fit for a family than I did. Ready to meet even more people and experience what lies ahead!
Living B I G and loving even B I G G E R. :)
Living B I G and loving even B I G G E R. :)