Wow. I am really taken a back right now. Sounds like none of you wanted to tell me about Boyd but all is well. Not going to lie, I am sad. I am really sad even as a missionary it is hard to hear about death. Its just part of being a human to have these feelings. I hope and pray for Porter and Maggi, like I said everything will be okay. I think back on Tyler's favorite song at times like this " the pathway to heaven leads through miles of cloudy hell right to the top." Yes I just quoted Imagine Dragons like it was scripture.. I will repent for that later but it fits.
In this time of Navidad I have been given a special chance to focus on the real meaning behind it all. I have been given this time to focus on the simple and sacred gifts of life. I feel stupid because even as a missionary I get excited about the packages and presents from the members. The thing is that It really is all about perspective. I Know a little boy here that has more happiness than I have had in all my life with lice in his hair and no bed to sleep. This is the sad but blessed part of my mission. My eyes have been opened, my heart has been humbled, my body has been weakened. it really goes to show that this comfortable living we all want and desire really shouldn't be all that desirable. To have problems and ups and downs help make us better and well who declared we can't be happy if we don't get anything for Christmas the thing to remember is we have... Well for me the cool thing to remember is that we have a Savior.
Yeah I now have almost a year in the mission and well I have turned rather religious... Be afraid.. Hahah no jk but really it should just be enough for us to have life. I want to be and feel that this year more than ever I am just happy to have had the experiences I have had, known the people I have known and done everything I have.. Right or wrong, happy or sad because well that was God's plan for me. I want to tell you all that I love you. I want you all to be happy and well as my brothers, sisters and parents I think of you all constantly. I try to be like you and work like you and treat people as you all have treated me. Because I feel loved, you all have shown me the way to walk and the way to overcome things in life. I thank you all for your support, your love, your friendships, your charity, our good times and our bad ones because you all have been there for me.
I hope you all have a great Christmas on which you all can get together, remember all you do have and help someone with less.
I can't wait to talk to you all!! This email was rather serious but I have some crazy stories to tell you all! Cuidense Mucho mi querida familia. Hasta pronto :)