Shaye's side note.... I'm sorry this is so late, our internet was being fussy last week when we got her letter.
Dearest Family Whom I Love So Very Much,
Dearest Family Whom I Love So Very Much,
laskdjfaklsdfy[oawiertjg ;aldsfkgj a;sldkfj a;osidfj a;lsdkfj. I. AM. SO. EXCITED. FOR THIS BABY! bah! (Sister Linton thinks I'm crazy because I might have just had a spaz attack on the keyboard... but hey, I'm excited!) I'm super stoked! The end of May isn't far at all!! I think maybe you should name her Abish. That's pretty.... uhhh... or Sadie. or Leigh... Both equally beautiful.
Anyway, my week.
This week was INSANE. The weather here in Missouri is so strange. I just don't even know how to take it! Monday was somethin' (I can't remember). Tuesday was nice, I suppose. Wednesday we had TORNADO warnings. Say what?! Yeah. Tornado warnings. Just in case ya'll were wondering, I've never been in a tornado and I don't know the drill. Well, don't fret because we have wonderful members of our ward who tell us how we are supposed to respond to such things. You get into the bathtub. And you put a mattress over you. Well, that's nice right? Wrong. There are three of us. We don't exactly fit into the bathtub... but we sat in there anyway. We were also told to sit in the middle of our house-- in the hallway... so we did that too. The weather was insane in the membrane though. Pretty neat. We didn't actually have a tornado in Mexico, but there was one in Paris-- which is like 23 miles away from us (maybe 43... I can't remember)! But still, that's not far! (And yes, there is a Mexico and a Paris. There's also a Nevada [they say Nevaaaayduh though] and a Santa Fe [they say Santa Fee...] But Paris isn't in our area, which makes me kind of sad because we could just have all of the sights here in Mexico Ward, but no. whatever.] Thursday was rainy and cold. Friday was sunny and cold. Saturday was... I don't remember. But the weather is so strange out here. That's the point of all of this rambling. I love it though! We get to be a part of really cool things. One of these days I'm going to tract in the pouring rain and walk. One of these days. Well, actually, we'll probably use our car as much as possible. But whatever.
Sorry this email is kind of all over the place. I'm just so excited about the happenings at home. I can't hardly stand it! Plus we had a pretty normal week. OH WAIT. I forgot, so Sister Linton, Sister Proctor and I all felt that we should tract this street called Garfield, well, it took us a couple of days to get over there, but when we finally got to it we found FOUR new investigators within like an hour. (No, it wasn't a family) It was probably the coolest thing ever. Heavenly Father knows who needs to be taught and when you ask Him, He'll tell you where to go! I love it! This week I learned a lot about truly speaking by the Spirit-- President Jensen, I've thought a lot about the D&C 88: 84-85 lately and it's so true, when you do what is right, the Lord really does "give [you] utterance". It's so cool to be able to see those scriptures fulfilled!
My companions and I have a TON of fun. Probably too much fun, but we get a lot of work done and we have a lot of fun. So it makes missionary work a lot more... for lack of a better word-- fun. We eat a lot too. This week we drank 4 1/2 gallons of milk. There are three of us and we drank 4 1/2 gallons of milk. It was RIDICULOUS. But we looooooooooove milk. Building strong bones and teeth, right? We're working on drinking more water though.
Oh, I lost my camera this week. :( I was REALLY sad. and REALLY scared to email about it because I knew that you would be upset, Momma. But WAIT. don't be upset. Because guess what. WE FOUND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT! After searching and praying for a whole week, Sister Parrish found it! It was in her yard! I mean the water damage happened, but it still turns on and she put it into a bowl of rice, so we'll see how it all goes this evening! But the good news is, WE FOUND IT! prayers are answered. Even if they are just to find a camera! Heavenly Father listens.
I love you all sooooooo much! I love being a missionary. I can't wait to talk to you in 13 days! Oh, speaking of Mother's Day, one of our investigators is going to feed us squirrel for Mother's Day Dinner. I'm stoked. just sayin. I'll let you know how it goes. mmmmmm road kill. super stoked. Again, I love you to the moon and back 987435168796531234797461320687
Sister Sadie Leavitt... excuse me-- soon to be Aunt Sister Sadie Leavitt