I told Jared, I knew I wasn't going to cry leaving Logan. I didn't love Logan. There was no need to cry. Everything ahead of me was looking great.
Well, I cried. But not as we were leaving Logan. It was as I was saying goodbye to those friends we have made here. While Logan isn't perfect, the friends we have made here are.
When we came to Logan, it took me especially a really long time to adjust and to make friends. I didn't want to be here. I had just had my baby and left a job in Cedar City I had loved. Not to mention 6 years of memories and friends there. By the time I started feeling comfortable here, it didn't seem like there was any reason to make friends. We only had a little over a year left. What would it matter?
Boy was I wrong. I remember very vividly the moment that changed my attitude to Logan and making friends. I looked up from snuggling baby girl to see the quote from President Monson that says, "The future is as bright as your faith." Which got me thinking of Elder Holland's quote, "Don't you quit. You keep trying. There is hope and happiness ahead." From then on I realized I needed to make friends. I wouldn't be lonely and despise Logan if I could just make a friend.
Flash forward to now. I made friends. Some of the best friends I have ever had. I have shared my soul with these friends and now I can't even imagine leaving them. Yet, here I am sitting amongst all my belongings in boxes, crying over leaving these friends.
It is just another reminder to me of how mindful the Lord is of each of us. He put these friends in my path when I would need them the most. He knew they could help to teach me things that would help me for the rest of my life. I will forever be grateful for these friends.
Not only do we have some of the best friends ever. Jared and I have learned so much together from our time in Logan. The biggest thing, as long as we have each other and our little family we will be just fine. The spirit whispered that to both of us Sunday night after we said goodbye to the fine folks in the picture above.
We have also learned that we can do hard things together and with Christ. Vet school is not easy.
We have had lots of great adventures while we have lived in Logan. Some of the highlights include
SUU Gymnastics vs USU
Feeding the ducks
The Sand Park
Plus many, many more adventures! I mean I came to Logan with a three month old and I am leaving with a sassy spunky two year old.
I feel as if there is so much more still to say. But in the end, Logan has been good to us. It wasn't what we would thought it would be in some ways and in others it was so much more than we could have ever dreamed. So our time is Logan has come to and end. Pullman, here we come.