Monday, October 28, 2013

News from my Brother

Our brother (Spicy and My) is currently in El Salvador serving a mission. He gets to spend half an hour on his missionary email account every Monday! This is when we get to hear from him and how he is doing. I have come to LOVE Mondays! Here is his message from today:

On Monday we played soccer and then wrote then we rested, bought all our stuff fro the week and then rested until our dates (appointments; he often is thinking in Spanish while writing in English). I forgot to write in my journal on Tuesday so i don't remember what happened. Wednesday we had a multi zone meeting where we learned a ton of stuff about how to better work with the members and how to teach using the pamphlets that we are given to use. It was fantastic but really long we didn't get back until 7 at night. Thursday in celebration of my birthday the zone went and bought a cake and soda after the zone meeting. It was fun and we worked pretty well that day. I love living right next to the zone leaders. They have a ping pong set and we play every morning for about an hour with them. so fun. We also had a thing called floutas. They are kind of like an El Salvadorian style calzone. They're not too bad. Friday we didn't do a whole lot. My companion likes to walk or something because he keeps changing to plans to walk 20 minutes from one end of our zone to the other. I don't fight him on it or even talk to him about it because he gets angry and then we don't have the spirit with us. Saturday I fasted with my comp and our mission leader for our investigators I didn't see any benefit from it other than enjoying lunch the next day.W e taught a less active person that says because of the things he has done and seen he feels like he can't go to church. I told him not to worry about that; all is ok in the eyes of God if he wanted the forgiveness.  Then I shared the conversion story of Alma. He said he would go to church but he ended up not going. We only have one progressing investigator and I still have not had any baptisms in my whole mission. What is it that I am doing wrong or that the Lord wishes I learn? Sunday nothing special happened and now I get to write you guys. So happy. Love you all.
We truly love and miss him! We pray for his safety and health unceasingly! We know he is serving the Lord and are so grateful for his example and service in the world. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to Thankful Thursday!

I remembered where the link up was so we are LINKING UP! :D WOOT!!!

Sweet! :D 

Lets go on with this!

1.) Toddler Giggles. On days where LW makes me want to pull my hair out. When I have mental and emotional break downs. When I am fighting, really really fighting, the urge to scream at him. When he has effectively dissolved every ounce of patience I have left. (all of which happened yesterday) His giggles make everything better. Today is a much better day and I love listening to him giggle. 

3.) A Loving Hubby. I miss my hubby every day when he leaves for work and I can't wait to see him when he comes home. Some days I miss him more then others. Yesterday, with having the bad day that I did have, missing him as much as I did on top of everything else was not helpful. I was so thankful when he came home and was very patient with me as I became more normal. He helped with LW more then usual, did most of the talking throughout dinner while I tried to be happy. We laid LW down, he went right to bed, and instead of finishing our plans of cleaning the hubs let me have a nice shower and then we cuddled and ate popcorn. It was exactly what I needed. Just time with my hubby/best friend. :) I say it often, but it is just as true as the first time I said it. He is the BEST thing that ever happened to me. I love him so much.

I only have two for you today, but I think that is good enough. :) Sadly I didn't do Workout Wednesday yesterday, but from the day I was having, I think I can be excused. I did have a great workout though. Maybe I'll share it with you next week instead, unless I have a different one... or maybe I'll share two! You'll just have to wait and see!

Also, I purposefully didn't update belly stuff this week. I will again next week though. I'll be 34 weeks! Crazy! Check back tomorrow for Five on Friday Link Up! :D

Until Next Time!