Monday, November 7, 2011

a Chronicles of Narnia quote

This is one of my favorite quotes, from the mouse who is trying to get to the king's country (very applicable to us...)

"My own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan's country, or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise..."


  1. First
    - I love this quote
    - I loved the love story you shared on facebook
    - congrats on being quoted.
    - as far as your blog post about "worth the wait" with the video goes: I meant to post a comment on it when I read it, but around the time you posted it I was thinking a lot about a conversation I had with my bishop.

    He casually asked me if I was seeing someone - I wasn't. Then he said something interesting, "Well, whether it happens this year or in five it'll be worth it."

    It felt like such an ill-fitting thing to say, awkwardly out of place and for the longest time I couldn't tell why I felt that way. Then I realized his use of "worth the wait" seemed odd because it denoted a sense of choice and I wasn't choosing to wait (in my mind at least) I was being forced to.

    Since then I've decided that patience means CHOOSING to opposed to being forced to.
    But as far as marriage goes, I don't know what the alternative to waiting is? Looking outside of the church? Giving up on it? I don't think I'd have much more luck outside the church and waiting for it or not waiting for it looks about the same to me right now - either way I'm single.

    So I was thinking about that for a few weeks when I came across a talk I wrote about in my journal called "But if Not" maybe you're already familiar with it?

    Anyway I think that THAT is what it means to choose to wait, or to say, "I want to get married blah blah blah, and I know you can lead me to this blessing, but if not, or, but if you don't, I still love and trust you(God) and still know the Gospel is true.

  2. sometimes i think it's less about waiting as making the most of the preparation time. (i figure whomever it is that i marry needs the time to be ready to appreciate me haha.) but seriously, i can't deny the fact that with every year that passes i am MUCH better prepared for whatever/whomever is in my future. and i really do appreciate that i'm being given the opportunity to prepare to be a better wife/mother -- i think i will relish the experience much more when it does come, ya know? or... like you said "but if not" i'm being prepared for that road as well.

  3. also, you should read "a single voice" by kristen oaks! that book totally changed my whole perspective in a very reassuring and practical way.