June 25, 2013
1st P-day e-mail
I am doing well. I have been a little sick due to getting flu and hepatitis A shots, but I am alright. Coughing, but guess what... surviving.
I finally got my luggage!! I literally wore the same clothes for 3 days. Surprisingly, I still didn't smell. Go me!
I will be here 6 weeks learning Spanish as well as how to teach the gospel. Spanish is coming slowly, but surely. I speak in Spanglish continually. We absolutely love it! There are 7 of us in my district. All Americans: 4 boys and 3 girls. I am in a tripanionship with 2 girls from Texas and Arizona
As to the mission nurse specialist part, I should know more next week. I have met with the doctor here (Dr. Mikesell). He said to me "your missionaries are going to love having you around". Good or bad, I have no idea.
Mom: we totally get our laundry done 3xs a week by a lady who comes to the house to clean and such. Amazing. Also, our rooms get inspected every day. For me, making my bed is the worst part. Staying organized... meh... no big deal.
Our mission parents of sorts are from Washington state and are very good to us. Elder Gilbert speaks Spanish. Hermana Gilbert does not. Mom she says not to worry; she's taking care of me.
The language is soooo difficult. My brain literally hurts. I never felt this way in school. Ever! I feel like it's going to fall out of my head sometimes and start spilling out of my nose and ears. Then, I just cry. Hahaha. Then the teachers tell us to get over ourselves, focus, have patience, and endurance. :) I have prayed so hard for my brain to be able to handle all of this information. I am definitely understanding more than I was when we got here, so onward and upward.
OH... the food gives me such a rumbly tummy! It's so good...
I want to be obedient enough to receive inspiration, humble enough to accept it, and hardworking enough to act upon it.
P.S.S.S. I have a card in front of me from President Monson that says my beginning and end dates are: 20 June 2013 to 19 December 2014
Pray for me.
Love. Love. Love. Love.
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