Life's pretty rough sometimes, but it's all gonna be ok in the end.If I had to find a visual representation of my week it would probably look like the Texas Star roller coaster at Six Flags. It's been crazy. BUT. Conference is wonderful. And I am happy.
When I questioned her about the trauma, she gave me more positive, upbeat stuff, so I'm sure she is really OK.
But I am happy mom. We truly had a hard week. I was strengthened for a lot of it because my companion was really struggling- but then when she was better I felt like I'd lost my strength. I was frustrated because I knew that I was being righteous. But the Lord simply took it as an opportunity to teach me. Because I felt pretty bleak on Friday when I woke up on Saturday with a hymn in my mind and a skip to my step I was gloriously joyous. The stark contrast taught me so much about the Lord letting us go through trials so we can appreciate the good times as well as the sad times. The Lord never ever leaves. But he often allows us to experience mortality. The song that was in my heart was sung at conference. (:"Fear not though the enemy deride. COURAGE for the Lord is on our side! We will heed not what the wicked may say, but the Lord alone we will obey!" Such a fabulous song. (: Made my little heart soar. (:
She shared some of her personal goals with me and I want to share a few of them with you.
5 new contacts each day
pray to spot the needs for service and write them down (even if I don't do them)
10 min piano practice
15 mins study PMG
Check my music and purge anything unnecessary (I don't think there is much- but I'll do it)
One transfer (may 31)
Spend 1 week on each lesson in PMG
hand out 6 personalized bom
keep meals to 1 hour and planning to 30 mins
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always seek opportunities to bear testimony publicly
My mission (Aug 21)
use scriptures in every lesson
bear testimony of Christ and Joseph Smith daily. (multiple times daily)
Help 4 souls be baptized
Play Called to Serve on the piano
6 Months (Oct 5-6)
Find one friend to invite to talk to missionaries
100% Visiting teaching
daily read BOM 15 mins at least
Read Matt, Mark, Luke and John
Next ordinance and family mission game plan with family
Fast correctly every month
Bear strong testimony of the Resurrection
Go on a date
Go to the temple every 2 weeks when I'm home
It doesn't sound like she is planning to stop being a missionary just because she comes home and is released. I look at these goals and I wish she would have added a few more "dates." But then she will just find the perfect Mr. Right, get married, and leave me again...
I guess I can live with that. :)