So, I knew eventually Sadie was going to have hard times on her mission. Reality kind of dictates that. Once again, I will just share an excerpt from her letter.
Ok end rant now on to the happy things! I try to look for the good things only in our days now, if we focus on the bad we get really sad! And sometimes you just have to cry and let the Lord comfort you. I am learning so much about the Atonement, and how much we need to use it's enabling power in our lives! Also mom and dad, I just want to apologize when I have been such a brat sometimes, I've realized how much you mean to me and how much you've done for me my whole life. There are kids out here who have NOTHING. And on top of that, their parents care little or not at all. I'm so grateful that I was raised in a home where I can feel safe and know that I can always count on you. I hope you can forgive me for being so selfish sometimes! I am really working on turning out when I feel like turning in, because I know this is not my mission, it's the Lords! (Moses 1:39)
Ok for crazy stories, we almost got in a really bad car accident a couple days ago! It was pouring rain, and we were going down the street (kinda fast) and a car was about to turn left in front of us. Suddenly, like 60 feet before we passed them, they pulled out in the middle of the road, so the car in the other lane stopped, so we were heading full force towards this car in the middle of the road! Sister Tofa slammed on the brakes and, I kid you not, we skidded to a stop, with only 2 inches between us and the other car. BLESSINGS! (We say that all the time) We pulled over and thanked Heavenly Father for protecting us. I know he watches over us all the time. He is so good to us!"
If you know my personality, you know I am kind of prone to anxiety. But, even after reading Sadie's letter, I still feel calm and peaceful about where she is and what she's doing. I can only conclude that Sadie is not the only one getting a whole bunch of blessings. And now, It's time to bake some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and stop by to visit the UPS man. We are becoming bff's and he just knows when I walk through the door that it's time to print another address label for Houston.