For the first time in Elder Parkinson's mission, he was not able to email on Monday due to a holiday. He has had several P-days fall on a holiday, but somehow he always manages to find a way to email. No such luck today. I guess we will just have to be patient and hope he emails tomorrow. In the meantime, however, we did finally receive a SIM card in the mail - hooray!!! There were several pictures that were taken with families and people he had become close to in Lake Los Angeles since he served there for almost 9 months. Most of the pictures show happy, smiling faces, but I'm sure there was a little sadness when he had to leave these wonderful people who had become like family to him. Tears were definitely flowing looking at these photos because I can feel the love that is present. I know these wonderful people will always hold a place in my son's heart.