Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm Ready

Alright. Blogging world of unexpected delights and exquisite wonders, here I come.

So. To all my girls in Virginia, for that trek family, for my Efy company scattered across California to Brazil, for people I've met on this World Wide Web. To the girl who I loved that had to leave us for a a short time, for the boy that I saw that I wished would give me the time of day, for the cousins who are crazy smart in Hawaii. For the Young Women teachers, counselor a, mentors, examples, friends. To my friend whose getting baptized (I'm so proud of you!) to the girl who is struggling, to the bishops who have helped get me through these teenage years. To that one out there who could use a pick me up, to the brother watching me type. To my Sunday School teacher who told me that i was the type of person who grew where she was planted, who would love life no matter where I was. You were right. To my elementary teachers who told me to keep dreaming, to my middle school teachers who told me to never quit. To the boy that keeps annoying me :). To those ladies who were never "old" just ripe, to the kids that threatened to throw me off the plank. To those less than perfect people who are perfect examples of faith, the people featured on the Mormon channel. To the one that always had to be right. Most of all, to my parents who have led me and guided me through the thick and thin, always keeping the goal in sight.

Thank you for getting me this far. It means more to me than you will ever know.

And thank you to my Heavenly Father. Everything I have, everything I know is because of Him. I hope that in all the eternities I will have the chance to pay you back. For now I will try my best to love.

This blog is not cute yet. It doesn't have all the tags or special features in the margins. But it does have my heart in it.

My favorite song is I Will. I named my blog after it :).

I made my choice, you can mark this day,
The day I pledge, to take his name.
I will be strong, I will be brave,
Standing for Him, as i take my place.

I will have fun with this song later. It is my New Years resolution. :)

So be expecting more from Eliza, world.

I will take my place at His side.


  1. Alright I'm going to try to comment one more time. ;) Sorry if this comes up three times... This was beautifully said Eliza! I'm so proud of how strong you have been through this move! This is such a great idea. I will be looking forward to reading your blogs and hearing more about your life, you should post some pictures of your latest masterpieces! ;) You inspire me Eliza. Have a great New Year!

    1. Thanks so much Grace! I miss you!

      Congrats on being my first commenter! :)

  2. Oh my gosh that song is awesometastic!!!! The first time I ever heard it was at girls camp two years ago. It was my second time ever going to camp, even though all my friends had gone four or five times. And it was super amazing :D

  3. My Dear Eldest Granddaughter! You are even more amazing than I already thought you were! Thank you for sharing your heart and telling me where I can read it! What believing blood fills your veins. I love you, Eliza! Grandma

  4. You have a way with words my friend! Thank you for writing this blog and taking the time to comment on mine! I hope we can become blog friends. Also, as soon as I read the title of your blog I immediately started singing I will in my head. It is one of my favorite songs!

    -Whit <3

    1. Whitney, I admire you so much! Thank you for your wonderful example and for listening to the Spirit as you post. I would love to "blog friend" (don't really know how that goes, but like it already!) you're an amazing young womAn, and I hope to become more like you!

      <3 Eliza