1 Nephi 3:7 "...I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm Online If You Are

Jordan had asked in his letter if I would try to be online when he was during his p-day.  I wasn't sure if I would like that, or if it would make it harder.  He said he just really wanted to know that I was there talking to him.  I thought it went pretty well.  Here is the conversation:

Elder Parkinson: Hey I am online if you are there

Mom:  How are you my sweetheart?

Elder Parkinson:  I'm good, just got back from the Temple

Mom:  I have so many questions for you.  How are you sleeping?  Are you eating?  What is your schedule like?

Elder Parkinson:  Yeah I am sleeping great.  I would like some more food and the next letter will have my sim card in it.  My schedule is packed.  I wake up go to breakfast then go to study then teach a lesson then study then language study.

Mom:  That's great.  What kind of food would you like?

Elder Parkinson:  Um just more snacks and also will u send me a spanish hymn book and more pics.

Mom:  What kind of pictures?  Do you need more ties?

Elder Parkinson:  Just some pics of the fam and friends and some more ties would be great.

Mom:  Do you use the blanket we sent?

Elder Parkinson:  Yeah I had to wash it because it was getting red stuff all over my shirts and will u send more shampoo?

Mom:  Yes, I will send shampoo.  How are the showers?

Elder Parkinson:  It depends what ones u get i always get the good ones

Mom:  Of course you do :)  Are you happy?

Elder Parkinson:  Yeah.  I miss u guys but I know that u are in good hands.  I read a scripture that helped me and all of those things that are happening since I left are crazy.  The Lord does bless us.

Mom:  I just want you to know how much we love you and think about you every day.  You are such an amazing person and we couldn't have asked for a better son.  I smile every time I think about you and the amazing things that you are doing.  I will send more snacks, shampoo, ties, pictures and some other things. I love you soooooo much.  Can't wait until next Thursday.  I want to leave you a little time to just write your feelings.

Elder Parkinson:  Do you have to go?

Mom:  No, but I want you to write your feelings so I can have something to hold on to until next Thursday.

Elder Parkinson:  I feel so close to God and that the spirit is just so strong here.  I just love it.  The temple today gave me that peaceful feeling that just keeps me going.  I also know that the Spanish will come.  I am starting to get it.  I love my district u will see a pic of everyone of them and their name tags.  Are you still there?

Mom:  Make sure you get a picture with Dave in front of the map, pointing to where you guys are going.  How is the laundry?

Elder Parkinson:  It's hard to find Dave, but the laundry was fine.  I am going to iron my shirts today and I can't wear anything but suit pants so those others are just sitting in my closet.  My weight is 230 still and I am eating a ton.

Mom:  Did you get the donuts?  Have you seen Richard yet?

Elder Parkinson:  Yeah they are way good and yeah I've seen Rich like 10 times.

Mom:  How does Rich seem?

Elder Parkinson:  Um he is good since he is english speaking.

Mom:  Tell me about your companion.

Elder Parkinson:  He is from Draper.  He is going to San Fernando.  He is funny and a very good person.  We are good friends now.  I love my district.

Mom:  Do you have any questions for me?

Elder Parkinson:  Yeah.  So is the car sold and how is coop doing with bball.  How is Austin's therapy?  Tell Austin and Coop I am writing them a letter today.

Mom:  The car sold yesterday.  I will write you the details.  Banana man is safe in my care until the next time I see Kilpack.  Coop is doing well.  He has a pretty shot and I think his confidence is growing.  Austin's therapy is coming along, but it is slow.  He is ready to start playing basketball again.

Elder Parkinson:  Sounds good.  Also tell llama that he will be getting a letter too hahaha.  If u see Abby, tell her I'm still waiting for those popcorn balls :)

Mom:  Well, I love you lots.  I know your time is almost up.  It was nice being able to chat with you and get a feel for how you are doing.

Elder Parkinson:  I love you so much!  I am going to get off so I can write letters.  Tell everyone that letters are like the best thing in here so send them.  I will talk to you next Thursday.  Love you.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is awsome. It is so good to hear JP doing so well and loving the mission. Too bad he doesn't get to see David much.