I was a little worried that I wasn't going to hear from Jordan today. He was about 3 hours later than normal with his email. Thankfully, I was still available to email back and forth with him when he was on. He is such a great young man and I wish somehow I could just give him one BIG hug!!!
Elder Parkinson: Hey mom, I'm on. Sorry it took so long, the internet was down.
Mom: It is so good to hear from you. You were killing me smalls :)
Elder Parkinson: Haha. I'm sorry, there is nothing I could do. Um, we got to leave campus for a little while on Tuesday.
Mom: You did? What for? How was it?
Elder Parkinson: Yeah, my companion needed glasses and it felt weird but nice at the same time to see the world for a little bit. I can't believe that I am that missionary on the side of the road. I am so happy for this opportunity to serve. You know that tie that you got me that was a Donald Trump?
Mom: Yes, you are that amazing missionary!!!!! Have you worn your glasses yet? Was the Donald Trump tie the blue and white striped?
Elder Parkinson: No I haven't worn my glasses yet. Yes, it was that tie. Where did you buy it? For Facebook will you look up these names: Chase ______ and Zachary _______.
Mom: I bought the tie at Ross. I will for sure try those names.
Elder Parkinson: One of the kids in my district wants a tie like that and he doesn't get much mail. Would u send me another one of those for him?
Mom: Yes, I will try and find one just like it. Is there anything else you can think of that you or others need? Did you get the crabby patties?
Elder Parkinson: Yes, me and my companion love those crabby patties haha. I cannot think of anything else that is needed. That bball hoop was a good idea and we are going to cut down the net the night before we leave, haha. Um, I hope that everything is good back home. I don't really have anything new besides the trip to the eye doctor.
Mom: I just love you!!!! Everything is good here. Bountiful won the region. They beat Highland on Tuesday 31-29. Brock made the last second tip in shot for the win. They start state on Monday against Timpview.
Elder Parkinson: That is very good, haha. I need some hair product for my part. Um, I would like the axe hair: sleek and shiny. It has blue letters on it. That way I don't have to use my companions. For that tie, any Trump would do. His name is Miles ______. Everything else is the same as mine.
Mom: I will get you some hair product. That sounds kinda funny :)
I loved the picture of the hair part! Oh, and you definitely need to take a picture of you cutting down the net before you leave :) I am also supposed to see if you got a package from Grandma Parkinson.
Elder Parkinson: No, I haven't gotten a package from her yet and I will take a picture for you. How are my Duke Bluedevils doing?
Mom: They are doing good, ranked #5. North Carolina is #7.
Little Bing just got accepted to medical school in Granada yesterday. That is in the Caribbean. They are very excited.
Elder Parkinson: That is way cool. Are you going to send me a bracket for March Madness? Um, I am so mad that the Bountiful girls lost.
Mom: Of course I will send you a bracket :)
Richard sounds like he is doing well. We got a letter from him and he said he is a little homesick, but he will be just fine. David also seems to be doing well. Do you see many other kids from BHS?
Elder Parkinson: Um no, not anymore, but oh well. Will u send me Dave's and Richie's emails?
Mom: Yes, I will print them off and send them. Oh, and you need to fold your letters a little flatter. The last couple have had a postage due of 20 cents. I don't care about the 20 cents, I just don't want it to make it so we don't get your letters.
Elder Parkinson: Ok, I will. I love you guys, but I have to go. I love you. I will talk to u next week.
Mom: Te amo mucho!