I sure love you guys! I hope you know I am happy and relatively healthy;) I never got allergies growing up at all but I got some mild allergies last year and this year it hit me pretty hard over night...it's just so dry here and everything is in bloom. My back has been about the same...a bit worse the last little while but I'm handling it well.
I understand some weeks just have to be brief but I really appreciate you both taking the time to shoot a quick email anyway, I always love hearing from you no matter how brief it may be. I loved the comment about being nice to small children and dogs... unless they deserve otherwise HAHAHA that's been my philosophy as well - lol. I have really been intrigued and amused at how some people choose to parent their children or have a serious lack thereof. People are so interesting.
Easter was so great. I am grateful for the Atonement that was performed and the infinite blessings it brought.
It was really weird for me to hit my 18 month mark last week, it was sad and exciting. Transfer meeting is in a week and a lot of the Elders I've become good friends with and bonded with are going home either next week or next transfer. It's strange to be one of the "seasoned missionaries", and still serving as a Zone Leader everybody expects me to have every answer to all their problems - lol. But I love it, I won't be ready to come home until I am released. Even then I know aspects of it will be hard but I appreciated the advice you gave me when we talked at Christmas that just like the Spirit helped me adjust to my mission quickly, it will help me adjust to coming home and ending my mission. I love my mission.
I am really looking forward to General Conference next weekend. I've grown to appreciate the significance of having prophets and apostles on the earth today and I look forward to hearing from them. I hope you all can let the Spirit tell you ways to improve and grow this weekend as you listen to conference. I'll be doing the same! I love you all!
Elder W. Marks
"You can either be smart and happy... or stupid and miserable... it's your choice!"
Kylie shared this quote with me... you gotta love President Hinckley!