Happy Mothers' Day to my amazing mom and grandmas and happy birthday to my fantastic dad! I love celebrating Mothers' day and my dad's birthday together every year because it makes me doubly grateful to have the parents that I do.
This week I had to stop the car to allow a peacock to cross the road. Only in Pines. haha.
I also got to spend a day with my hijita, Sis. Soza in Lauderhill!!!! I absolutely loved it! My jaw started hurting about 3 hours into the day from speaking Spanish so much. I haven't done that in a long time. But it was super good to be with Spanish members again and to catch up with Sis. Soza and meet all her Chilian families that she is so excited to be with. I also met someone who just came from BYU and talked to Sis. Bradley (Melanie, whatever your name is now. ;)) two weeks ago!
We also had an awesome MLC this week. Every time we have a training, I am grateful all over again for the chance I have to be surrounded by so many humble and hard-working people. We talked about the importance of talking to everyone, while acknowledging and respecting their agency and being excited about all the opportunities we have to help people understand more about the gospel, even if they do not immediately accept.
I am re-reading and studying the past general conference and liked a quote shared in the women's session:
"I desire the Spirit of God to know and understand myself, that I might be able to overcome whatever tradition or nature that would not tend to my exaltation." -Emma Smith There is a great power in acknowledging our weaknesses and shortcomings and working to overcome them.
I love you all so much!