The emailing was a little rough with Elder Parkinson today. His emails took 45 minutes to go through, so I was not able to email back and forth with him very well. Nevertheless, he sounds amazing and is so happy to be serving a mission. His happiness makes me know that he is exactly where he needs to be right now in his life.
Elder Parkinson: Hey mom. The work is starting to pick up a lot and we just got a new baptismal date set for 2 weeks from yesterday. She was a golden referral. I am doing great and don't really need anything at all. Everything with the situation from last time is fine and all is good. I learned a lesson and now I just have to put it behind me. I love my life here. I am excited that football is starting for everyone. I think that new rule of not being able to have consecutive 2-a-days in full pads is stupid. Those younger kids just keep getting luckier and luckier every year. I don't know how I managed the heat down at Dixie either, but I am excited to go back again when my time here is done. I love this work so much. My testimony has grown a lot out here and I have made many good friends that have my back and I have theirs. Um, I love you so much. I got the chicken and the pictures - thank you so much for those.
Elder Parkinson: Hey I might get kicked off the computer any second now just to let you know. There is a class here for all the old people that don't know how to use the computer. It's kinda funny, haha.
Elder Parkinson: U there?
Elder Parkinson: Tell Kilpack to write me back and tell me about him losing so much weight, haha. Um, I guess the emailing is not working too well today, but I love you so much and am so happy to be your son. I love to represent the last name Parkinson.
Elder Parkinson: Well mom, I love you so much. Sorry about this emailing. Maybe next week we will have better luck. Keep on going strong. I love you so much.
Mom: Oh my gosh, these emails just now came through. Are you still there? I love you!!!!
Elder Parkinson: Hahaha, that is just our luck, huh!
Mom: I know! I hope that you are still on for awhile. How is your P-day going? Have you played soccer today ;) I am so glad to hear that things are going well and the work is picking up. I will for sure tell Kilpack to write to you. Thank you for being such a great example and and such a fine, young man. I am so proud of you for always just being the person who you are and following your heart. I hope your week goes well and that you know how much we all love you!
Elder Parkinson: Thanks. I have to leave now. I love you so much and hope you have a great week.
Elders Becoming Good Friends