Wow it sounds like you've had an awesome week! And things are going sweet. It's been crazy around here and I struggle for a down time in this crazy life of a missionary.
Oh, I love Annie! She's the best! I miss her face and I can't wait to talk to her again. She started school today and I know she's going to do amazing things! Oh, that girl. I just love her!
The court case huh? Wow. I hope that Gresham wins because Shawano is lame. Haha. But, I can't believe that Ben is 8. He is not. I'm pretty sure that he's still about 5. There's no way. Where the heck is the time going? I just...wow. I feel so old. I remember him when he was born. He's so big now. Yikes. I'm getting old. =)
So, we've had a crazy week. We put some girls on date and that's awesome! The work is going so great and it's just all the more awesome when you have awesome investigators. Could I use the word awesome any more? Haha. I just love it when you have people that are progressing...and fast. And it just makes you want to do more missionary work and be a better missionary. It truly is amazing to see all the Lord's hand in the work we do.
So, yesterday was my first district meeting without Elder Arnold. Tear. I had a moment of silence. It's hard to believe that he's been with me for over half my mission and now he's gone. Oh Arnie. But, I'm sure he's going to do amazing things! I just miss him. It's not the same. But that's okay, at least I still have most of my district.
Haha, so I know a lot of people in the mission, right? And, anyways, so the topic of being shy has come up quite a bit with a few people. And no one believes me when I tell them that I was shy once upon a time and that Dad used to have to make my friends for me. And I just think about how I changed that, and I don't really remember. But, I'm sure glad I did. I love people and I love knowing them and being their friends. I've made some amazing friends on my mission. The only bummer is that they live in all sorts of places around the world and I can't see them all. It's sad to know that I might never see some of them again in my life. Ugh. Stinkin' mission. Just, makes you all buddies and gives you a special bond and rips you apart. Ahh.
Oh, so I want to know more about Dad's mission. Like, how it was funded, if Grandpa and Grandma wrote him, how did it feel, etc. Just like the in's and the out's. He knows all about it and I'm just curious to see how different it is compared to having parents that are supportive.
Last week, I got a blessing cause I was really struggling with lots of things. And to top it all off, I was hurting like no one's business, so I just sucked up my pride and got one. And I asked Elder Bair to do it and it was just what I needed. He told me that my Heavenly Father knew of the talents I was blessed with and that the work and branch here are in need of them. I just, it's a testimony builder to me that I'm where I'm supposed to be and the time I'm supposed to be.
But thank you for supporting me in all I do. I really appreciate having awesome parents. Especially since I've seen so much what it's like for missionaries to come out without that and just how different it is. I'm lucky that I've been born in the gospel and have this foundation. I'm grateful for so many things, I can't begin to explain them. But, I love seeing the miracles that happen every single day. And I know that my mission has changed me. I know that I'm a better person and my priorities have changed.
I love you. More than I did last week. And next week, I'll love you even more.
Con amor,Hna. Pleshek