|Snow in our Backyard|
Hello dearest Mommy,
Today is a different day for sure. I've never lost a loved one, let alone two within the same week. Truthfully, I don't know how to react, especially since I'm not there. I do wish I could be there to comfort you and Dad and everyone else, but it's here that I need to be. So I'm trying the best I can to comfort you from here and to continue in the work here. That's what's keeping me going, knowing that there is much to be done here, and I have been asked to do it. The Lord is providing for me here. It's you guys I'm worried about. How do you comfort someone who is sad when you are far away? I don't know how to do it. Just know that I love you all so much, and am doing my best here so that Heavenly Father can bless you even more there.
We're going to flip this email around so we can brighten some moods and think about other good things. First of all, I want someone to google what the purpose of a water tower is. There are a lot of water towers here in Ohio, and upon looking at them, I'm realizing that they really don't make any sense. I have a lot of questions concerning them. How did so much water get up there? How do we get it down? Whose idea was it? "Hey I've got an idea: let's put a LOT of water waaaay up in the air." .... There must be a purpose for them, but I just don't know what it is. And it's been driving me crazy.
|We have a set of Elders in our ward. And once, we blocked their car in. So at our zone meeting the next week, they blocked us and OUR TIRES WERE TOUCHING!|
|Zone Activity -- I love my companion! :]|
|Another snow picture|
|The first drawings in my new sketchbook!|
|Sister Ward loves to snuggle in her blanket|
-Lainie: Thanks for your email!! I miss you. :] You are so sweet and so cute! Thanks for the present you sent me. Very cool paper folding. I love it. :]
-Kayla Soderberg: Kayla..................please write me. :]
-Melody: PLEASE WRITE ME TOO! haha. :]
-Jeni Young: Thanks so much for your email! I loved it, and I thought a lot about it this week, and it was good to hear from you. Keep me updated what happens with Brandyn and his college/mission plans!
-Cebre & Hiram: my sweet babies. I love you.
-Racer, Lexie, James: I love you too.
-Jenna Jones: I got your card. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! TELL ME AS SOON AS YOU GET YOUR CALL!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! You're going to Columbus, Ohio!!! hahaha. I HOPE.
-Nathaniel: If you could, could you send me the lyrics to "A Warning Sign" and "Swallowed in the Sea"? They've been in my head all week long. Thanks. :]
-Marcus Christensen: Where's my one letter?!
-Grandma Southwick: Imagine me giving you a big hug right now!!! I love you so much, and wish I could be there for you!
-Violet Sharpe: Happy almost wedding!!!!!!!!!!!! CRAZY!!!!
-Emma: I MISS YOU!!!!!!
-Jake Winfield: I will write you, I will. Thanks for your letters! I'm wearing a bear skin shirt right now!
-Tell the Wiseman family thank you for all of their letters!!! I haven't gotten the chance to write any of them back, but nearly all of their family has written me on such great cards, and I've loved them all. So please tell them thanks!
I have a few things I need you to do . . . (blah, blah, blah . . . deleted from the blog)
Sorry for being so needy this week! And of all weeks! Sheesh!
I have LOVED everything you have sent me. Seriously. You are SO FAST with sending things, it amazes both me and Sister Ward. Thanks for the SD card. When this one gets full, I'll send it home.
|Mail in the snow -- I know my face is crazy.|
I must go now. Give everyone love-felt hugs for me. Especially Dad and Grandma Southwick. I wish I could help in some way, but just know that I love you all so much.