Sunday, 31 August 2014

Week Two

Hi all

Another week in Brisbane has gone by.
Had a very busy week this week. Spent the first couple of days exploring shops. Not spending any money though. Just looking. Had a lovely day on Monday spent some time with Amanda was nice to see her. She drove me over to Manly where she lives and drove around Wynum right near the beach. Beautiful place reminds me of Hervey Bay. Lovely little shops and around each corner an op shop. We just drove through that day. I would love to come back and explore the place and do some shopping.

Had three beautiful days in the Temple. I love the spirit in the temple. You walk in those doors and forget what is outside for a short time. I spent my first day in the Temple as an ordinance worker Wednesday being kept very busy. I had to do some study for the different ordinances. Just going over certain words. I did Baptisms, sealing and finished the day with some cleaning. Love the temple. The workers are so encouraging and helpful. They have made me feel very welcome. I went in on Thursday to work wasn't as eventful as Wednesday but everyday in the Temple is beautiful. Friday I went in and just did two endowments.  

Still not liking this traffic. Went across to Chermside on Saturday this week and got lost took three wrong turns not good. Several days this week just being in the wrong lane I went the wrong way. Don't like driving in Brisbane. Coming back from Indooroopilly I got stuck in peak hour traffic went 3km in one hour. It took me a couple of hours to get back. Don't like it.

What else did I get up to this week. Went for another walk over to South bank. I tried to find the cinema just so I would know where it is but couldn't find it. Someone told me you can watch a movie there for $5. Took a photo of the view from Kangaroo Point on the way down and then back up. It is a hike to get back up all those steps they are very steep.

Had a lovely day on the Sunshine Coast in Kawana on Saturday. It was all about the Parable of the ten Virgins. I was asked to be one of the ten virgins where we were all asked to present a gift to the Sisters. Each gift can help us to fill our lamps with oil. I did a short talk about the gift of friends. My Friends are a very important to me they are my family. The gift of a friend is an important gift we never want to be alone. Thank you to all my beautiful friends who have helped me through and encouraged me the last few weeks, I love you.

Here is a photo of all the sisters from Hervey Bay. I love them dearly.

This really spoke to me when I read it this week.

When the night is dark
and the clouds are thick,
we have the opportunity 
to put our hand in the Lord's hand
and rely on Him
to help us through.
Elder Larry W Gibbons

This is the only way we get through some things is to let our Heavenly Father help us get through each and every day. Just liked this when I read it. It is so true our Heavenly Father is there for us always and he will help us with whatever we are going through. We can rely on him, he loves us. At the same time we have to do all we can as well. He is there to guide us and we can follow him.

Love you all
Have a great week
Kym xoxoxo

Sunday, 24 August 2014

First week in Brisbane

This week has been full of emotions for me. I have left a place that I loved and felt so welcomed. Hervey Bay will always be in my heart. This is a big change for me, so much has happened this year and I need to try and embrace this change. My life has been turned upside down for the better. Things that are for the better are always tough. Tough things always make us stronger.

A quote I read today was "It wasn't raining when Noah built the Arc. First comes the test of Faith then comes the miracle" Thomas S Monson

That is what I am waiting for.

I had a lovely walk in the rain on Friday. I walked from Kangaroo Point to Southbank, might have to get myself an umbrella. It was nice walking by the river. I will have to have a trip on the river cat (I think that is what it is called) one day. I haven't ever been on the river. I am looking forward to exploring Brisbane. Went to the Art gallery, enjoyed that so much. Was thinking of you Leanne while I was looking at some of the art I thought you would like. I will do that more often now I am here in Brisbane. Whenever I would come to Brisbane when the boys were younger we would always visit the Art gallery.  They always enjoyed going to the museum which is next door to the art gallery, we would always go there first. I thought I would go to the museum another day. Didn't want to do everything in one day. I will definitely walk round to Southbank at least once a week. I enjoyed the walk.

Finding it hard driving in Brisbane. Not used to all the traffic. Fast paced in Brisbane not like the slow pace of Hrevey Bay. I would try to avoid Boat Harbour Drive in Hervey Bay and now I am driving on the motorway each day, don't like it. I will have to learn to like it. Went past a terrible accident this week on the motorway. If there were drivers in the back seat they didn't survive. The whole back end was all squashed so was the front. There was someone in the drivers seat, they would have had to be cut out. I am terrified of being in an accident like that. Even the careful drivers are the victims of accidents.

I got lost today Sunday  near South Bank was driving around and around. Think I went there the long way. Brisbane is way too busy for me and when you are not in the right lane you can easily miss the turn and can't always just turn around have to go a fair distance to get to where you can turn or have to go way out of your way to get to where you are going. Was trying to get back to the motorway and missed the turnoff so had to go quite a distance away to get to where I was going.

I am also not used to hearing non stop cars on the highway at night. I don't know if I will ever get used to hearing the cars racing by as I sleep. It one place I lived in Hervey Bay I would hear the water splashing on the beach. Such a soothing sound. Cars not so soothing.

I will be carrying my camera everywhere I go, so I will try and have a photo each week.

Have a great week everyone.
Love you all here from Brisbane
Kym xoxo