I was bummed when we got the prompting to move from the beloved North Shore, that totally matched our surfing lifestyle, to Pearl City.
I was bummed when our house was not yet ready for us to move in to and we had to live in a tent for a month.
I was bummed that I took a co-teaching job rather than receiving a traditional teaching job where I get my own class.
But I am here to testify that because all those things happened, I am happier than I would have been if things went the way we had planned it.
Because we moved to Pearl City, I am close to my job, Josh is close to his internship, we have bonded so much more closely with my family, and we have come in to contact with so many people whom we have helped and shared the gospel with.
Because our house was not yet ready for us, we saved money on an entire month's rent while it took a whole month for me to get my first paycheck.
Because I took a co-teaching job, I am gaining invaluable experience, I have gotten my foot in the door and started my probation to gain tenure with the DOE, and I am able to work full time and allow Josh to fully focus on his education.
And, because of all these things, Josh and I are able to hasten the work of salvation. And it has been beautiful to see everything turn out how The Lord planned it. And we have seen the great blessings of doing so. I am so grateful for this life I get to live with my absolutely wonderful husband.