11.06.2013

I finally get "Legacy"


First and foremost, I want to send a shout out to my girl Lydia! She had a letter for me at the MTC the next day, which was awesome! then two days later, another one... seriously, Lydia, Katie and I have said time and time again, but you are the best! And I'm sending you a letter out tonight. 

Well, I'm still alive. Seriously, that is an accomplishment. Um, yeah these have been the hardest six days of my life, for sure. And not even lying, the first three days I was gonna go home. The MTC is actually not as fun as people make it out to be. But more on that later. 

My companions are all sorts of awesome. I'm in a trio. Hermana Pi├▒ones is going to Twin falls, Idaho, and Hna. Nava to Ogden, Utah. None of us have absolutely anything in common. At all. But we all are pretty mellow, get along really well, communicate, you know, all that jazz. We seriously have learned and grown so much from each other so that's awesome. My district is us and two elders - one going to Chicago and the other going to Wichita too! We're all super close already and it makes me sad to say bye to them next week (except Elder Herrera, He'll be in Kansas, too ... so whatever haha)

Yeah, so.. I really didn't want to be here at first (why lie).  Buuuuuuut.... 

Sunday we were fasting for one of our investigators (who is actually a real investigator, long story) and I added my plea for answers.. And I got them at the devotional.

They asked converts to stand and sister Nava got up and got really emotional, that was moving, but then they asked second generation members to stand and my whole district stood. For the first time here I let myself cry (and thankfully they weren't whiny tears), I realized this isn't about me. We are of good parents. I am my parents legacy. Specifically my Mothers. I realized the power that came with who I come from and how the Lord is counting on me to reach people like my mother, like sister Nava's family. I giggled quietly to myself and said "got it" 

I am such a stubborn child, and it seems everything I do the Lord has to take me kicking and screaming, He is so patient to even continue blessing me with things I clearly don't deserve and I hope to change my ways. I still am not completely as enamored as I hoped I would be. But, I finally realized it wasn't about me. Who cares how I feel? I signed up for helping the Lord and He is counting on me, He is trusting me, and there are people out there who are waiting for me. So you know, I got this thing I gotta do, and I'll be right back.

After realizing this, I've made a lot more jokes and taken a lot more pictures. So it's all good. No looking back, I'm happy, and when I'm not, I get over it. Got work to do. :) God is good. The church is true the book is blue!


OH! we all went to the temple today, and guys, I know the Provo temple looks like a cake on the outside, but totes gorgeous on the inside. 


1 comment:

  1. HEY EXPECT SOMETHING FROM ME SOON HAHA MISS U A LOT YOU ARE THE BEST AND CAPS LOCK IS STUCK BUT YOU'RE DOING GREAT AND I KNOW YOU'LL CONTINUE TO GET GREATER!!!!

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