I love my life. This week has been so wonderful. There were definitely a lot of "best days". It is amazing how much our attitude influences each day. We can choose to relish in the bad or rejoice in the good. That is one lesson I am learning here. Hopefully I am improving on this skill of choosing to look for the good in every day.
Can I share a tender story from yesterday? Well, you do not really have the opportunity to decline so here it goes. (:
|THE JONES FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have my heart. Baptism? March 5th. We are wearing sweatshirts because they had given us each sweatshirts from the school they attend, Andrews Osborne Academy|
On a lighter note, I hear the weather has been worse for y'all than it has been for us. After six straight weeks of snow, I walked out of the house Thursday morning to see blue skies and sun shining. AND it was warm...a whole 34-ish degrees. YES! A day with the light jacket. (Thanks, Mandy and Adam!!) To make it even better, the next day was the same way. We have not had to scrape ice off of our van for four whole days now. To be quite honest, I do not even mind the cold nor the snow anymore. It could be said that I have adapted to my new environment. Did Phil see his shadow? Six more weeks of winter? Give me the update.
I hope everyone had a fun weekend with the Superbowl. I was in the call center last night and NO ONE was answering their phone. If they did answer, they would ask for us to call back on a different day. All is well. Have I explained what we do at the call center? I do not think that I have. Well, during the winter there are not very many people who come in for tours of the historic buildings. (Obviously...there is snow everywhere.) So we spend our time scheduled at sites in a room making phone calls all across the country. Visitors who come to the sites leave the names of loved ones who they would like for us to call and offer them a gift from the Church. (Book of Mormon, Finding Faith in Christ DVD, Bible...you know, things that help us learn more about our Savior.) At first, this was really hard for me. A) I do not even really like talking on the phone. B) I felt really invasive. C) I am awkward. D) I could go on...but I will stop. It is amazing how Heavenly Father has qualified me in the calling He has given me. Sometimes I still feel uneasy about it but I have found it quite enjoyable. I love being able to call and talk with peoples loved ones about something so important. It is amazing to see the miracles that come from this. Perhaps I will share some of those miracles at a later date.
I feel as though I am rambling on and on. Sorry if I have bored you.
I love you very much.
Thanks for the letters this week mom and dad. I will write you today. (:
|The first Saturday of every month the Community of Christ holds a pancake breakfast. Yummmmy. This is Elder and Sister Edman, our new sites directors...and, of course, Sister McAlister.|