Friday, December 19, 2008

OnE DoWn...OnE To Go!

Elder Wilson is now on the downhill of his mission!! It's kind of crazy thinking that i have actually survived a year and am now HALF WAY DONE! And they say... the last year goes even faster than the first! Boy do i love hearing that :) I was thinking back to a year ago from today and remembering how i felt. Wow unexplainable haha honestly i thought i might die! I love looking back and seeing all we have both accomplished in this last year. Every letter i get from elder Wilson just gets better and better. He is changing so much and his love for the gospel continues to grow as the weeks go by. He is having so many awesome experiences and opportunities. I love seeing him rely upon the lord with everything. I myself have also set some goals. I like Brent, am working on strengthening my own testimony. The last 3 months me and Brent have been reading the Book of Mormon together. We randomly just made the goal of 3 chapters a night :) (not aloud to miss a night, skip ahead, or fall behind) We actually just finished at the first of this month. It turned out being a really neat experience we got to share with each other.

Now i don't exactly recommend the whole girlfriend/missionary thing :) but i do know that i have already learned so much from it. Some days are so hard and others are ok, Some months fly by and some drag on, Sometimes i still think he is gonna ring the door bell to pick me up for a date but he never comes, Sometimes it feels he has been gone forever and sometimes just a few days! Lets just say i am full of mixed emotions!! :) And it doesn't help when you have the world tryin to make your decisions for you either :) I can't even begin to tell you how many times a day i hear, "You won't wait", "Your wasting your time", "Go out and have fun", "Go on some dates", "Only 15% of girls wait", "How do you know he's the one?"... Come on People leave your opinion to yourself! Who says I'm not having fun? I am staying busy, working, spending time with my family and friends. It's amazing to me that even after a year people still have to remind me all of this ha i thought people would shut up after the first few months but I'm now startin to think it's never gonna end but hey that's ok :)

Brent i love you and i am so proud of the work you are doing! Keep pushing yourself, i know you are an awesome missionary and many will be blessed because of your willingness to serve the lord. Happy one year mark!!! :)

PS~ Pictures coming soon of tonight's Celebration!!!!!!!! I'm just a little excited if you can't tell!! :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

HaPpY BiRtHdAy KaRli NoEl!!

Karli turned 18 today!! She is an old woman! HaPpY BiRtHdAy sister I LOVE YOU!!!