Leaving my famliy to return to school for the summer was a leap of faith. They are amazing, and truly are my best friends. I was looking forward to spending a full 4 months with them, but Heavenly Father had different plans. He recognizes the sacrifice it was to change my summer plans and compensates me with those special little moments when I close my eyes, sigh with contentment, and the Spirit whispers, "You did the right thing. This is where God wants you to be."
Don't you love those moments when you know you're exactly where you're supposed to be?
I have those moments when I walk to school in the cool morning and marvel at the beauty of the mountains,
When I spend an entire two-hour class period chatting with my neighbor instead of listening to the lecture,
When I lay under a tree after class to soak up some sunshine and the words of living prophets,
When I go to my campus job and get paid to laugh with people I love,
When I'm at the hardest part of a run in my jogging class and "The Climb" or "Baby" comes on my iPod,
When I come home at night to cheers and hugs from my sweet roommates,
When my little brother calls me on the phone to vent about the struggles of his 9-year-old life,
When I sing praises to the Lord with my German class or the ward choir,
When I take the sacrament with people who were strangers three weeks ago, but who have loved me openly and are now dear friends,
When I finish my homework and realize that I really am learning something from these classes,
When I get a sweet email from my little sister or my best friend,
When I commune with the Lord and He teaches me more about who I am and the plans He has for my life,
When I lie in bed at night tired but happy, knowing that God is pleased with me, and that somehow all the little things I do are part of a great work.
Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. -D&C 64:33