How I feel now that finals are over and I have academic freedom until August 29th:
I've been thinking how the Church does everything with such excellence. If they wanted to build a BYU campus in Jerusalem, they could have built a regular square brick building somewhere in the city. But instead, they built this:
A beautiful 8-story arched limestone palace with every comfort of home that has the best view in Jerusalem. This place has become so very special to me. The Spirit is always here and there have been so many times when I have run down it's halls to my room simply to pour out a prayer of gratitude.
Today is our last sabbath here. It's been an emotional day. We had an incredible Sacrament meeting and then I went to the Garden of Gethsemene. My heart is very full and I am not going to even attempt to describe all the feelings reverberating through me. My experience here will always be one of my most precious and life-changing ones. I am so thankful for Jesus Christ, and only wish that those I love could feel what I have felt. I know He loves us and will always be our truest friend. I love Him with all my heart.
That beautiful building above + loving professors + Christlike friends + immersion in the scriptures + many more blessings from God =
One very happy girl.