What I really wish I could find is a Disney Princes Belle porcelain tea set. I'd set it up on a table near the receiving line just for the bride and groom. Ha Ha. But I know those would cost more than I'm willing to spend. I'll come up with something though. Some little way just to tease the bride a little. It's all in good fun. Just something to make her laugh and shake her head a little. That's all.
This week was a good one. We were asked to teach someone new. (If you are still posting these letters on a blog or sending them out anywhere, please do not share this entire one.) This new person reached out to us and asked if we could teach the discussions. He seemed very sincere and I am excited about it.
I'm sorry this email is so late. I couldn't get Wifi. We had a pretty good day driving around to the mission office and a bunch of other random places. It's fun catching up with Elder Holtom about old times. This week is going to be a good one as well as this month. We are starting something called "The Month of Rescue" in the ward. We are just going to go out and help bring back the people who have gone inactive. It's like the way the Ward kinda started the missionary train, which is really cool. I'm excited. I will be sure to let you all know how this stuff goes as we get started. I've been having a lot of fun and it's crazy that I'm approaching a year. (It's better to be over the hill than buried underneath it.)
I hope you are all doing well. It sounds like you're all pushing along and rolling with the punches of all he craziness. Ha Ha. I love you guys and hope you all have a good week.
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How are you all doing? This week was a fun one. We went and did service for this family in our roommates Ward. They were pretty cool and had some really cool stuff. Oh yeah, the service was pretty much just cleaning this dudes attic because they are moving and showing the house pretty soon. He offered us go carts he built and some remote controlled airplanes he built, but we couldn't accept them. I did get this really cool yo-yo though.
We've also had some really great lessons with that new contact. He hasn't shared much about himself yet, but we are going to be meeting with him about three times a week. He doesn't know much about the gospel, so we are starting with the basics. We've taught him twice now and this last week he gave us a referral for a friend of his in Norwalk. The friend said they would be interested in at least talking with us. It's really cool to get to know this person because before this he was pretty silent with us and I actually kind of didn't care for him, but now he's becoming one of my favorite people here.
Today is gonna be a rough day after P-day. We have two dinner appointments back to back. It happens here once in a while. I guess it's not a terrible problem to have, but we're gonna have to go hard in the gym. I'm getting scared of fat now. LOL!
My roommate, Elder Judd, and I have been talking quite a bit lately. He's trying to convince me to go to EAC for college because he lives in Pima and I could just move in to his place, wherever that is, after I get home. Who knows, it would be fun. He's a pretty cool guy. One of the ways he's trying to convince me is by having girls he knows email me. LOL! Pretty convincing, just kidding! It's kind of crazy that I'm almost at a year. Time is flying. It's a little weird that I've only been in two areas. The missionaries that I came out with have all been in like three of four areas, which is normal. I've heard, I'm just the odd ball who got forgotten in Darien. If you asked me, I would say President could forget me and leave me here for a while longer. It's seriously such a great place here. Everyone is super nice and trying to help the missionaries. It's no wonder so many people move back here after their missions.
Anyways, I hope you are all doing well and that the wedding plans and anything that is happening is going well. I will talk to you more L8R! :)
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It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I'm the type of person that deals with a crisis and then falls apart. I think tonight is my fall apart moment after finally getting Kevin to be able to rest. His discomfort and cries in the middle of the night can stress me out more than anything else can. Thank goodness he is finally getting some relief and I can take a deep breath and a sigh of relief. I'm grateful we live in a time where modern medicine has developed some of these new drugs to help my husband with his nerve pain. I have a friend I talk to from time to time at work who's brother-in-law suffered a spinal cord injury when he was hit by a train while working as a fireman. She said his pain got so bad that eventually they had to give him morphine patches. This friend lives in the southern United States. I am so grateful that she shared some of the things her BIL and Sister have been through. Especially with the bladder infections Kevin kept having. She knew exactly what we were going through and she said her BIL would end up in the hospital each time he had one too. Usually I'm the one helping this friend, but lately she has helped me more than words can say. I am so grateful for her. There is another friend that I talk to from time to time that has been a big help as well. She and I talk weddings planning and knee injuries. She is totally amazing as well and I appreciate her insight and kind words as well. She too lives in the southern United States. I have to say, it's interesting the people you come in contact throughout your life. Most of them are blessings in my life, with a couple not so much. The majority are incredible blessings and I am so grateful.
Well, I should get going. I need to get to sleep. No more craziness, please!!!! (As if that will scare the crazy off) Take care my friends and we will talk again soon. Enjoy your Thursday.