Monday, November 28, 2011


     I have been thinking a lot these last several days about how much my life has changed in the last few years(hence the title of the blog post Reflections).  I know that my life has changed 100% for the better.  First off I met my wonderful wife online, and then 6 months later we met in person and after that meeting I made the decision that would ultimately change my life forever...I decided to move to Alaska. 

     The decision to move to Alaska was not an easy one to make.  It meant that i would have to leave my home in Pennsylvania.  I would have to leave the place and people that I grew up with.  I would have to leave my "comfort zone" and spread my wings to a whole new place, to a whole new world of opportunities.  When I made the decision to leave my family, my job, my friends and move to Alaska I did after much prayer.  Besides, who better to ask for advice than Heavenly Father? 
     The only person I knew really knew in Alaska was the woman who would eventually become my wife.  Moving to Alaska has allowed me to become a much better person than I was before.  I work for Walmart and I am a department manager there, something that I never knew I could do back at home.  My faith in Heavenly Father and my religion has strengthened so much.  I have a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I have made several new friends, from co-workers to church, to people who were already friends with my wife(A shout out to you Libby!)  Most of all, I have an amazing wife who I got sealed to for time and eternity in the temple( on January 8, 2011.  I also have a new amazing family whom I all love and care for very much.  From my wifes parents(who are both simply amazing) to all of my brother and sister in-laws.  They are all amazing people will always hold a special place in my heart.

     I miss all of my family and friends back at home in Pennsylvania.  I know that I can always go back home and visit.  My heart is wherever my wife is at, and currently that place is Alaska.  I have truly gained so much since making the decision to move to Alaska 2 year ago.  My life has been so greatly blessed becasue of it.  As I sit here typing this and reflecting on the past, I cannot help but also reflect on what the future will bring me.