April 22, 2014
Yay!!! I get to do my blog again! =D We had interviews with Presidente this
past Thursday and he said I could do it again! YAY! It was kind of awkward/funny
though... I guess apparently he read my blog (!) and couldn´t find anything
particularly wrong with it (obviously... i try really hard to not send
questionable things obviously) and said that I could continue! But he also said
that I was a really good writer... a really good writer... the President of the
BYU English Department thinks that I am a really good writer... after only
reading the crazy random rushed rambling emails that I send home to yall every
week!! BDLDFIHGFOHFJVNHOIJFDVOSIHGPWEJKCGUFIKALHRUGAHFJH!!! Boom. dead.
But yeah... that was a pretty delightful highlight of the week.
Let´s see what else happened... I went on exchanges with Sister Cozzens this
past week! It was wonderful! I forgot how crazy she is and how much I love her!
It´s kind of weird to have her as my Sister Trainer Leader thingy but it´s
nice... hahah I don´t know what I am going to do after she leaves in August!
She´s been a part of my whole mission practically! hahah
ohmygoodness! May is practically here! How did that happen??? I was just talking
to you guys and now somehow it´s happening again! How does time keep going by so
quickly?! But I am super excited to talk with you guys in a couple of
Also. I had a pretty cool experience this past week.
Sister Dabelko and I were visiting an older lady in our ward who lives alone and
she was having a pretty rough day and was pretty upset and discouraged when we
showed up... usually we just sing with her and share a message real quick, but
this time we knew that it was not going to be a quick visit. We couldn´t leave
her alone again with her still so upset, so we sang and read a Liahona article
with her and then we just talked with her. Just about anything. I remembered
that her grandparents had been Italian and that she had only spoken italian
until she was about 13 and so I asked her about that and about her family and we
just talked with her and ended up sharing some of our family stories as well. I
ended up telling her about... I think it was Grampy Nothum´s mom (right????) who
came over from from Romania with her 5 boys and pregnant and didn´t know any
english and only had a sewing machine.... (that was her right?? But yeah I just told her about her and how special and really honestly
powerful she was and almost as soon as I was finished talking I was just hit by
this GRANDE wave of the spirit and of love to the point where I almost just
burst out in tears... and I felt... I guess... pressure almost... on my
shoulders... And I knew in that moment that she was there with me... and that
she knew me and loved me... This woman that quite honestly I know almost nothing
about, (just this one story about her... I honestly couldnt even tell you her
name right now) but she knows me and she loves me. This random little great
granddaughter... she was there with me. I listened to a talk about a month or
so ago and the guy talked about how Heavenly Father really does send angels to
come and protect us and to be with us and help us, and that more often than not
those angels are our family members and loved ones that have passed on before
us... I one hundred percent believe it now. One hundred percent. We are NEVER
alone. We have Heavenly Father with us always, and really we have a whole legion
of loved ones behind us and pulling for us and with us at every moment. We are
never ever alone. And I cannot wait to get back and start to know all of them as
well as they know me right now...
But yeah... that was my
experience... and it was pretty cool.... =] I also ate oreos this week... they
were disgusting. One they were not double stuffed... I can´t remember the last
time i ate anything but a double stuffed oreo ( can you say entitled
americana... hahah) but it tasted like just a regular cracker disguised as a
oreo with a little nothing in the middle... it was really weird... They just
can´t get ameerican food right down here... Some things yes... the snickers are
perfect... but other things heck no. hahah It´s weird...
hope that ya´ll have had a wonderful week! A wonderful Easter! I love you