"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball
April 21, 2008
Unfortunatly I was unable to make it to the funeral services in California, but they will hold a service for him here in Utah on the 23rd of April and I will be there for sure! If any of you would like to visit my mission website to learn about this incredible man that will be greatly missed, feel free to visit http://www.santiagowestreunion.blogspot.com/
April 19, 2008
Like I mentioned, I have two handsome little boys that keep me very busy. My oldest son, Makai is 4 years old. He's the sweetest little boy who cares about everyone. He's going to preschool right now and he absolutely loves it! He comes home everyday with all the little projects he makes, and all the pictures he colors and he's so proud..... I must say though, we are pretty proud of him too. He's such a good older brother and is very protective of his baby brother (even though he's probably the one that needs protecting because Filimone's a bully.) He's our little helper and we're so happy to have him!
Filimone is our high maintenance baby boy. It's funny how completely different they are. Makai is so nice and Filimone is a little brat. He's got the attitude and is always getting himself into trouble. The problem with that is that he's only 18 months and he's already got attitude. He sure does make us laugh though with the things he does. He LOVES to dance and it doesn't matter what type of music is playing, he's dancing. His hair is so long and curly and wild, just like his personality. He sure does keep us on our toes, and we're so happy to have him!
I recently received the sad news that my mission president, Presidente Hadfield passed away. It's funny how the Lord works in mysterious ways because I sort of lost contact with all my mission peoples, and for some strange reason I decided to check my e-mail that I hadn't checked in years and someone had just posted the news. I swear I cried all night long. My husband is so nice, he was trying to comfort me, but I told him I feel like I lost my dad (my mission dad) It's crazy how life happens, one day you're here and the next day you could be gone. I'm just grateful that he was a part of my life, and a very important part of my testimony. It's been 5 years since I've been home from my mission now, and I remember his testimony and his teachings as if he just taught me yesterday. I'm very blessed to have known him and my heart goes out to his wife, Hermana Hadfield. I was going to fly down to California for his funeral services, but since they will hold one here in Utah, I will make sure to go to that one. In the process of this whole sad event, I got to get back in contact with one of my best sisters from the mission, Hermana Quinn.... she said I'm the "prodigal friend" because I was lost touch for a little bit, but now I'm found.....it's sad that situations like this have to happen to bring people together, but I'm glad to be back on the bandwagon!