"The greatest decision I ever made in my life
was to give up something I dearly loved
to the God I loved even more.
He has never forgotten me for it"
So I've hit my halfway point in the CCM! Scary right? I feel like I still have so much more to learn but I'm so antsy to get out and teach and contact and soak it all in. Still learning Spanish slowwwly, still adoring my district, still working, still loving letters, playing lots of volleyball (still not very good), eating lots of beans, bananas, rice, and mystery meat, and loving any chances I get just to sit and think.
This week I've had a lot of opportunities to sing with my district. I can't begin to describe to you how much I love it. Music is so powerful and I'm bummed it hasn't been a bigger part of my life these past few years. I'm so excited to make up for it now! We sing all of our hymns in spanish and they are so beautiful.
We live up on the 4th floor of the building, and aren't allowed to use the elevator, so we go up and down the stairs ALOT. My companion and I have started running them, since we feel like we never move during the day. It's always entertaining when we come around a corner and scare the people coming down the stairs as we race up.
We made a picture collage in our room! Feels so much more like home. Also excuse the fact that I look like a midget, it is what it is.
Mom, this one is for you! So, it turns out "country crock" is not only a staple in the Honey BooBoo family, we go through one of those huge tubs every 4 days -- it is so gnarly. You'd think the stuff was frosting. Would you like some bread with your butter?
My english is becoming atrocious! I constantly find myself making crazy spelling mistakes. Sometimes I feel like I'm losing my English but not finding my Spanish. I may come home mute... For example, last week in my letter to the CCM president (we write him weekly answering questions about our week), I told him I studied scripture "changes" instead of scripture "chains." And when I was writing out this blog post I wrote "hear at the mtc" instead of "here." No bueno!!
Much love to all, I'm so grateful to be where I am, and with the people I am with. There are lots of ups and downs (LIKE LOTS), but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't see the Savior's hand in my life in some small way. Dios nos ama y somos sus hijos.
Life isn't easy, but life is beautiful!