So the heading for this post was the lead off of Elder Packham's email on Monday, July 8th and I do not know if he meant that I have a lot going on or that he does - hopefully it was both! I had given him a huge update on things at home and my trip to Idaho with Mikey. Here is some of what he shared with me:
Wow, so much has been going on. Our 4th of July was incredible! I just sent you 2 letters in the mail today with tons of pictures. Let me know when your address will change!!! Let me know ASAP. I miss my Cunningham family! I miss them so much! I got an email from Levi and that was nice. I can't wait to get back and visit them. Tell Aunt Sheli and Uncle Ty I love them! Also thank them for everything they've done for me. And tell everyone that's getting married that I wish them well and I'm sorry I couldn't make it. Things are going great here in Great Falls. We have 6 or 7 investigators right now. We're focusing on diligence this month, Elder Cooper & I. So we figured we'd knock the door of an investigator we were trying to contact every day at different times each day and finally contact him. We still had no contact. When Tuesday came around we started again but actually got in the door on Tuesday! We taught him the restoration and he was pretty open and received it well. He said he'd be baptized if he came to know it was true. We invited him to the ward breakfast on Thursday, Coop and I actually planned that activity. He came to the ward breakfast and actually spent the whole 4th of July with Bishop and his family!!! He then came to church on Sunday. If we are diligent, put our trust & faith in the Lord, all things will work out. We will be teaching him again this week. He goes back to college in about a month & a half so we'll see how far we can get with him in teaching. We may or may not have to refer him on. I don't think we'll have to though.
How is everyone? Tell them all to write me! Kyle is home? I want to write him!
You met Al and Linds?! Hahahaha oh gosh. I don't even want to ask how that went. Lol how did it go?! What did y'all do? Did you like em? They're hecka nice so I'm sure you love em. You love everyone I'm close to (;
So that was a brief update from a couple of weeks ago. I am really sorry to those following the blog that I am a bit behind on posts. I have been really busy at both work and home and as a friend of mine says, "I feel like I am burning the candle at both ends."
I posted some of Jake's pictures on Facebook but I will add one or two here as well. It is good to see the pictures and know that he is well ~ I have that missionary mom thing going on at the moment where I miss him so much it brings tears to my eyes. It doesn't help that Mikey is now gone too and Jorvik will be a Senior. Halley keeps reminding me that they are all leaving me. I promise you that I am NOT cut out for this stage of my life. I love my kids and it makes me sad to think that I won't even be a thought in their minds when they leave. I am not going to be a crazy mom though - I promise. If they want to talk to me - great! If not - I will have to accept that. All I really want is for them to be happy, healthy, and full of faith in God so they can endure the hard times.
Elder Packham mentioned before that President Mecham wants their mission to be one of the most obedient and it sound as if he is trying to fulfill that goal. President Thomas S. Monson gave a talk in General Conference entitled, "Obedience Brings Blessings" and here is a little piece of that: