Waiting to hear from colleges is like being on a restless sea. Unaware of where I’m headed I’ve decided to enjoy the ride that is my life. With my baby girl on the way and looking only as far as her birth, I’ve been able to enjoy my time with my sweetheart by living in the moment. Observing the world around me, the restless sea has offered up its beauty as I realize life is good. I notice the stars breaking through the clouds and scent of the ocean, which fills my lungs. I’m alive, which is always a good reason to be happy. My relationship with my wife serves as my life vest from the dangerous sea. Waiting for my future hasn’t been so easy but at least I’ve been able to enjoy the moments when life shows its beauty.
Tonight I hugged my little brother good-bye and watched him walk into the airport terminal to leave for his two year mission to Oregon. For the first time, I’m not the one always leaving my family behind and home, and it was a weird feeling to watch him go. I was proud, sad, scared, and ecstatic all at the same time, to know that my kid brother isn’t a boy anymore. When did that happen???!!!