Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Well, Hello there everyone!
I would just like to take the time right now to apologize for not posting on my blog for about two weeks. In my defense, I felt like I was dying for a week and half of them! I ended up getting REALLY sick with the flu, and it wasn't giving up. Last Monday I ended up in the hospital after I had thrown up a billion times, with dehydration. But after I got to sleep it off for a few days and finally get better, I'm out being my old missionary self again! (:
Monday was great because I got to buy groceries. After I had barely eaten a thing for a week straight, it was good to be able to get real food to eat. I also got to email my family. That's always the best. (: That night my companion and I learned how to make Papusas!! They are SO dang good. I'm pretty sure they originate from El Salvador.
Yesterday was Tuesday... yeah. Well, I got an AMAZING new kind of doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts.... I thought I was going to die it was so delicious. It's the new cookie dough ones. TRY IT. But on the low side, we definitely got dropped by a family we have been teaching the whole time we've been in this area. They've been taught for a really long time, and they decided to drop us. It was extremely hard. I don't know how I would describe how I felt, other than that my heart actually hurt. I experienced it for the first time as a missionary, and I for sure do not EVER want to experience it again. Later that day we visited with our recent convert who was baptized on the 25th of January! He and his little family are seriously so amazing. I love them so much! I got a picture of the Chicago temple and framed it for them when we taught him about temple work. He can't wait to go! His wife is a member, so their family can be sealed in year! Yesterday when we went, I saw that they had hung up the picture on their wall! My heart was healed! The Lord blesses us with tender mercies. (:
(This guy was baptized!)
(picture on their wall (: )
This morning during our companionship study, we were sitting on our couches, and all of a sudden, my companion said; "Wow. You really do look JUST like your mom." Gah. My heart. Yes. Yes I do. And I miss that lady a whole lot. She's the best, and let me tell you... I seriously suffered not having my mommy there to take care of me when I was sick!
THANK YOUR MOTHER TODAY FOR ALL THAT SHE'S DONE FOR YOU!
Cause moms are awesome.
And just a little shout-out to my little brother Levi (not really my little brother. almost). He's serving in Brazil and is such a stud. I miss that kid and I hope that he's doing great!
Happy Wednesday! (: