How is everyone? I hope that everyone just had the most amazing christmas ever! It was an incredible opportunity to be a missionary on christmas. I missed home a little, but it was so nice just to focus on love and the atonement of our savior jesus Christ. Becuase HE is christmas.
For christmas we celebrated it with a family in the ward. They have a big dinner in the night with turkey (that was half frozen....then they had to microwave it...but that´s a story for another day haha.) And then after we left, they opened all their presents after. On christmas morning we got to open our gifts that we had from people in the ward and each other and also the AMAZING package from mom. Thank you so much. Seriously. And we had to stay in our house for two days. And I realized that time passes a lot faster when you are working hard. :)
It was so amazing to talk to you guys this week. You are all so incredibly supportive and loving. I can´t thank you enough for everything you do for me. It´s amazing to know that I have such a great support backing meup.
If there is one thing that I learned...again...this week it is that of humility. And that really nothing is possible without it. I think I was feeling a little too confident in my ablities to teach or something and I wasn´t relying on the lord. And we tried to teach and I couldn´t feel the spirit and it was a time of frustration. But I realized that heavenly father was giving me a little nudge and giving me an opportnity to learn. I know that I am nothing without the lord, but with the lord we can be incredible and "boast of our god." I love this work so much. And there are days that are incredibly hard and your companion steps on your glasses and you just feel like crying...but looking back, we learn so much. And with faith in the lord, all of the little things aren´t important. And we can do everything with Him.
Thank you again so much for everything. there are not enough thank yous to say for everything you have done. I wish you all love and happiness in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Happy new year. And happy anniversary yesterday mom and dad!!
Love, Hermana Smoot
P.S. Yes my glasses broke......is there a possibility that you could send new ones? We´ll have to figure that one out.
PS I just love you all.