Can I take a second and express my joy of beholding my mother yesterday!? The emotions on this side of Skype are so much fun. I love Skype days. I love that pit in your stomach when the ringing ends and you hear the other side pick-up and suddenly your moms face is there. THE BEST FEELING!!!!! Dad, you looked pretty cute too haha. But really getting a smile from my cute nephew melted my heart. I am so excited to hold him.
This week was so rewarding. Everything about it was just so great.
Rijeka has captured my heart pretty fast. There is something about living on the coast and having nothing to do but find people all day. I LOVE finding here! It is so much fun because we just walk around until we are lost and talk to people and eventually make it back home. We have talked to all sorts of people. The hardest contacts have easily been the American tourists. English contacts are awkward for me. Props to all the English speaking missionaries out there. You have my deepest respect. I can’t do English. Tracting and contacting doesn’t get boring or hard when you always have a beautiful view. Haha it makes me so happy when you are getting yelled at or something and you just look over the person and see that beautiful sea. It’s wonderful really. I love the palm trees. I love love love the warm weather. I hate the sunburns. I love the sea breeze. I adore my companion. We are having so much fun together! She is quite the willing trainee and I love her for that. Nothing is hard to her. If I ask her to do something, she doesn’t second guess it. I love the trust we have in our companionship. It makes everything much easier and more fun. We are both going on about 3 months of experience with this language and so most of our days are spent just laughing at each other’s mistakes. I have more vocabulary and she has more grammar. It has been a fun adventure.
I am on top of the moon excited to take sweet Sister M. to Slovenia with me this weekend. I cannot wait to show her a place I love. I am going to cry all weekend being with the members who have had my heart for over a year. I am sad I can’t hug David Archuleta like mom hugged Alex Boye but I mean... obedience does bring blessings haha.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! Especially my mom. I am forever thankful for someone whose kindness will never depart from me. She has made me everything I am. She built my character and my personality. I love my mom. Seeing you yesterday made my whole month. This Skype was by far my favorite! I had been too busy to think about it beforehand if I am honest. I had been out contacting just minutes before the call. It was uplifting and so satisfying. We had the perfect amount of time. I walked out feeling ready to give my all again. It was the best feeling.
I love you all so much! Go love my mom.