I was having a bit of a pity party the other day. I saw other missionaries sending their Moms flowers for Valentine's Day. I also saw another friend get a package from her missionary serving in Russia!! There were other Valentine missionary pictures posted and by the time I saw it all, my pity party was in full swing. I was wishing I could have something sent my way. After carrying on for albeit too long, I got on Facebook and was not prepared for the wake-up call I was about to receive. There, at the top of my feed, was this picture of Hayden in white, thumbs up and a huge smile on his face. A sweet member from Hayden's current ward posted the photo. The thought came CLEARLY to my mind (kinda like a strong, parental voice) saying, "What more do you need?" Tears came to my eyes as I was humbled again. That was all I needed. Embarrassed that I even held a pity party in the first place, I quickly brought it to an end.
"This past week was a real good one! We baptized a cool girl named Constanza! She has been an investigator off and on for 8 years. She´s a single mom and her whole family are members. So we baptized her. Her sister, who is also a single mom, came to the service and said she and her daughter want to get baptized too. So many miracles!
I´ve loved the mission. The other day I took a nap on P-day and I couldn´t sleep. I just stayed up thinking about all the great experiences I´ve had and all the cool people I´ve been able to meet. I've grown so much!"