Hey Annie! I would rather go vactioning with you! I would be so tempted to stop everywhere I served before we went home and I wanted to spend a few days in AZ with the uncles and stuff. So maybe it would be better to fly home and then drive to New Mexico later. I mean I do have all summer! :) But whatever works out I guess. I'm excited to get ALL my letters from the girls!!!! And I didn't forget Vanessa, she's my niece! Oh, and your problem is a classic one. It's where the mom is contantly talking and bossing their child around that the child literally doesn't hear what the mom says. I'm serious! Ask Julia. She knows everything. :)
That's terrible about the people in your ward. Didn't that happen quit a while ago? Those kinds of things really shake you up for sure! I'm sorry that happened.
I was depressed, but I'm over that now. I'm more stable where I am, and I don't miss the rez quit as much. I still miss it, but I'm not going through withdrawls. Thank goodness! And we had a baptism last week! It was amazing! It was so spiritual! She was soooo excited to be baptised. She looked like a kid at Christmas, I'm serious! She looked at the guy performing the baptism with such admiration and excitement! It was awesome! When she went down in the water I felt the Spirit so strong, and when she came up she started crying. She is a hissidic (?) Jew, and converted to Catholicism, and was actually blessed by Mother Teresa and is involved with generals in the military and such, she was a professor at Harvard, etc. She's pretty much famous. :) Anyway! Her name is Glenda Council. But she said NOTHING that she has ever done compared with her baptism. It was that special to her and she knew it! It was amazing! That was my most spiritaul baptism by far. That was just the highlight of my transfer. :)
I actually have some stomach problems that have occured on my mission, and my companion has the same thing. She talked to the doctor because she does have more head problems than I do. She's actually been to a lot of doctors before she came but they couldn't find anything wrong. So somehow she got better and Heavenly Father told her to go on a mission. So anyway. The doctor we talked to said that most missionaries do have stomach problems. Mine occur once a transfer and lasts maybe 2-3 days. I think it's just stress or something. But I'm getting used to it. And that is just crazy that one of Jimmy's sisters was pregnant! What the heck! I can tell you my comp is not prego. Sheesh. That's just ridiculous.
We had a patriotic program yesterday for a fireside and I got to sing last minute! It was amazing! I have a new favorite song, it's called "I'm going up a yonder" it was sung at Rosa Parks funeral. It's amazing! At ward council we sang an opening song and we had all parts to harmonize - accapela! It was way cool! This ward has so much musical talent it's crazy! Anyway, someone needs to get it for me to add to my collection. On the front it has the name Doreen Raos. I can't remember anything else. But Annie you would enjoy it! Oh man it's amazing! It has a kinda gospel sound to it.
So what did you all do in Cali? Do the girls have the car now? Who's paying the insurance? Julia, I heard from Steven that you all ate cupcakes down there? No fair! Julia, I heard you were getting your call this week!!!!
Brenda, thanks for the granola bars!!! They really help me from eating to much in the mornings! :) And they are really healthy. It's awesome! I'm glad Allen remembers who I am! Which reunion did you go to? I miss my brothers a lot.
Keep writing me letters even if I just write emails! I enjoy letters more. :) But I will be sending a few pictures home. And Steven don't forget do draw me the Plan of Salvation!!! Helen are you excited for Idaho?
Dad thanks for the stories. You should've stood up for what you know was right, but whatever. Sometimes that can be hard. I just tell the elders what I think and if they don't like me than whatever. But most of them just wind up liking me. It's weird. But that's who I am! When I got to this district I could tell they were pretty lazy and didn't get much done in district meetings. But when I came along they didn't know what hit them. My first meeting was lame, they shut out all the people who wanted to work and didn't really focus on working. That didn't go off well with me. But the next meeting they knew they couldn't do that again. So it was a lot better and we focused on working and how to improve. It was awesome! And the elders who do want to work (the Spanish elders) complimented us sisters. It was really good. :) So it is getting easier for me here in Los Lunas. And the ward is amazing and really good to us. I feel like I'm getting more stable here and not freaking out about how much work I have to do. Anyway! Ttyl
Love alls ya'lls!