By the end of 2013, I had accomplished many great things to my benefit:
- I was recently married.
- I finished university a semester early.
- I enjoyed tutoring math to many wonderful individuals.
- I enjoyed teaching beginner piano lessons to a little girl.
- I had many, many good and close friends that I socialized with often.
- I felt that I had a close relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
- I enjoyed studying the scriptures, praying, and going to church.
- I lived very close to my loving family.
I was so enthusiastic about starting a new, exciting life in a new city with my new husband the following year. I wrote in my journal the first day in our new ward:
"Oh, life is so good here! Everyday I've been so content and happy and blessed. I've loved being able to relax and be with Lucas."
|Oh, happy day!|
Photo credit: John Greep
I was sad to not be able to tutor my previous students (who had become dear, young friends of mine!), but was hired to start tutoring math again almost immediately. I also started to make friends (or at least acquaintances) and started to get involved in the community and at church.
I knew it was important to set goals for myself to help me settle into a new place and I now had time to do the many things I wanted to do for so long. I got started right away on developing talents, skills, and just trying to be a better person.
I was then pleased to find out I became pregnant very shortly after we moved. By the beginning of February 2014, I was already feeling the effects of pregnancy hormones: mood swings and nausea.
Sadly, it all goes downhill from there...
Have you had a distinct change from absolute joy to absolute despair that happened within a relatively short time? What caused it?
Next week's topic: [My First Pregnancy]