Dear Mom and Dad,
So another week goes by. Times flies really fast here. I'm going to take
your advice, Dad, and read in Doctrine and Covenants 123:17. Thanks. Thank-you to
all those who are helping my companion financially too, she is really
grateful for it.
This week was hard again. My companion has fibromyalgia, so
her body always hurt. It hurts because it hurts, it hurts because she is
working really hard, and when she has strong emotions (which she often
does, because missions are hard) it hurts even more. I am trying really
hard to serve her everyday...you love people more when you serve them,
right? She woke up 2 or 3 times this week with a sore throat and was
unable to get out of bed.
Today she was sick again. I woke up, studied, and cleaned
most of our house by myself. She woke up, I finished cleaning, and we
left to write our families.
I feel like I do a lot of
things by myself. I try to do a lot in our house, because I know my
companion is having a hard time. Its hard to do it by yourself, but what
can you do when your companion is already maxed out? You just keep
doing it by yourself. I feel pretty lonely a lot of the time. She wants
to know why I'm not super happy-go-lucky like her. Normally, I am, but
when I have someone to share things with, and I don't feel like I can share personal things with her. I look
forward to email time each week because I get to write about how I feel
to someone who listens.
She trying to be a great missionary, she really is. But
sometimes, you just need a little bit more help than you are getting.
We had a baptism again this week. It was the mother of the girl we
baptized previously. She was so happy to get baptized. When her daughter
was baptized and described the feelings she felt after she was baptized,
her mom didn't understand. How do you explain how you feel after
baptism? When she came out of the font, I asked, so do you believe your
daughter now? She said yes and tried to describe how she felt. It was a
truly wonderful moment.
Thank you for all your prayers, I honestly don't know where I
would be without them. I haven't received any packages yet, but I am
going to pass by the mission office this week, maybe there will be
I love you both and my siblings too (sorry I don't write the 4 of you very much).