Monday, September 12, 2011

for the unbelievers...

please direct your attention to the red portion. from tyty's blog.

Josh and the kids didn't come to church. :[ We are working hard and keeping the faith !!! We are going fishing with Ricky today and so I am pumped about that.

Thank you so much cousin Jeni for writting, it means so much to me. To answer your question: Yes, we do get a lot of opportunities to serve in the area I am in. Things like helping build a barn, chopping fire wood, helping people move, paint etc. Its really great ! I am happy to hear your family is doing well, thank you SO MUCH for your prayers. Love you !!!

Sister Wright !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for writting me as well !!! HAHAHHAA I died laughing when you said you call me "Elder exclamation point" Its so true !!! Then when you pointed out that my Maa does the same thing I again was reminded how much I am like my Maa. Not that thats bad ! ;] But thank you so much, it really touched my heart. Thank you for your love and support.

This is for the unbelievers. Stacy did pick me up before ... It blew my mind and I thought she would have permanent back problems from then on ! She is as strong as an OX !!! HAHHAA
I love serving my God !!!! The mission is the best thing I have ever done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you Maa, miss you a ton. Tell Stace that I got her letter on Saturday.

"Elder Bentley's dad sent me a post card since Elder Bentley has been getting so many. HAHA That was really cool of him and I look forward to trying one of his milkshakes someday!"

Elder Hathcock

Sunday, September 11, 2011

i will never forget.

10 years ago today i was in my room getting ready for school (8th grade). my alarm clock was actually a radio that would switch on when it was time for me to get up. the usual music program i would listen to in the mornings was not what came on, rather a news broadcast that one of the twin towers was on fire and early reports were stating that an airplane had crashed into it. i went into my parents' room (both snoozing) and woke my dad up and told him. both of my parents said that it was a joke or a lie but my dad got up and went downstairs and confirmed on the Internet that it HAD happened and it was a hijacked airplane. i went to school only to watch news coverage for 5/6 classes i had (ms. balch was a science teacher and didn't believe that it was okay to watch because she felt it was encouraging our enemies to continue to attack. different tokes for different folks.) i remember being really upset because my naaive mind thought "who doesn't like americans?!" i'm so grateful for all of the emergency response and public safety people who were there. to the invisible heros, victims, survivors, loved ones who lost, lost ones who loved, i am remembering you today.