you disciplining the kids now at school that you like so much?
That's really exciting, Mom, that your cough is getting better, and how are
I think about the creation sometimes, too Mom, but I go to Moses to read about it. Heavenly Father really does love us. That's why he sent me to you :)
Ya, I got my Christmas pkgs. Thank you so much. We put all the
decorations up and had a party.
Sweet! You got your tickets. Do you think we could get a ticket from the falls to Rio and
then maybe a night flight home and spend a few hours in Rio (I want to
see the Christus and there should be an ex-elder there that can
drive us around. What about the rental car? You might need a
drivers history report or something to rent the car. Maybe you could
talk to Prez McClure and see if I can be released here and then we
can go to the beach and everything.
When is Ivan getting back? It's coming up soon... it's this month! Man two
years is flyin by I can't believe it. It's getting to the end and I feel like there is a ton of stuff that I still have to do, but it's always like that. (Trunky? Less than 100 days left 94 I think) but it's time to put the shoulder to the wheel and get to work!
I would also like to share with you a quote that has helped me get through adversities in my life. I first heard this while doing sprawl drills at wrestling practice coach Lou told us that if we could tell him who said the quote we could stop. The quote is:
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
This quote is by Theodore Roosevelt but at the time none of us knew that so we got to continue conditioning. I have come to realize that this quote means to me that if we don’t try and if we don’t have adversity then we will live in the gray twilight without doing mighty things we cannot win glory without this test and the adversity that comes along with it we cannot gain eternal glory. Adam and Eve learned that by partaking of the fruit they would experience pain and adversity but through this pain they would gain joy and glory. And that through this we can receive Gods greatest gift of Eternal Life that we may live in the presence of God.