Hello my beautiful family!!
Okay, so today isn't supposed to be my p-day..it'll be Thrusday this week because that's when temple day is. But they gave us permission to email our parents to tell you when we'll skype!
I will skype 9AM on the 26th here.. which will be Christmas evening for you, 6:00.. 7:00? I wish I had more information to make it completely clear... but I don't! But I have complete faith in my papa to figure everything out :) just know I'm skyping from the Philippines at 9AM on the 26th :) so hopefully you don't have plans Christmas night and can talk to me!!(We laughed at this comment...we would move heaven and earth to talk to this missionary:)))
Oh my heavens I have so much to tell you all. Its hard to even know where to begin.
I have experienced just about everything, every emotion, every joy, every sickness, every excitement, everything! in these few short days.
There was a talk given by (I think) Elder Nelson where he speaks of his first days as a missionary. He had just gotten to France and was sent on a train by himself to his area, he thought he had learned French in the MTC but learned quickly he couldn't understand nor speak a word. He said he remembered sitting on that train and thinking to himself "what have I gotten myself into"
..My thoughts were very similar to Elder Nelsons my first night here. :) It might have been the jetlag talking, the three days of no sleep, the fact I was starving at as grocery store but I had no idea what was even food or what wasn't, the fact that the three sisters I was with weren't speaking a word of English, I was confused.. exhausted.. soo tired.. and just wanted to cry.
Before you start worrying mom! the next day was so so much better. I can't even put into words how big I was smiling inside as I sat on a dirt mound and bore my testimony to a woman whose house wasn't any bigger than our bathroom.. or as I was being whipped around dirt roads in a little side cart pulled by a man on a motorcyle type vehicle.. or as I ate the best apple I had ever tasted in my life (if I wasn't already an apple snob.. I'm doomed now) yum! I just keep asking myself how in the world is this my life?
I adore my companion. I spend so long in my prayers thanking my Heavenly Father that he put us together. Its so cool she told me she kept having dreams about her anak- the sister she would train first in September- but I didn't show up.. then in October... still nothing but now here we are :) She is FIlipino and so kind and honestly I could not sing her praises enough
I wish I could tell you everything but I have to go!! I'll tell you about my glorious last few days hahahaha on Christmas.
I love you!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk to you soon!!!