|Babysitting! (with special permission, of course!)|
i think i have found the only thing in the world that is better than taking a nap: holding a snuggly baby. now before you judge me for being a terrible, disobedient missionary, let me explain myself. the lochhead's youngest daughter and her family came to visit and we got special permission to play with the lochhead grandbabies! they are the cutest things in the world!!!! Esther is 3 and is a total fireball. out of control. but adorable. and Sam is 1 and the cutest, smiliest, snuggliest little thing you've ever seen. i didn't realize how much i loved playing with kids until i had to go a year with out being able to touch them! (oh yeah, ps i was set apart 1 year ago today. nbd.)okay so this week was crazy town!!! first we got 3 native sisters and 3 native elders from russia!!! they are all ukrainian and because of visa problems ukrainians are no longer allowed to serve in russia which is bad news for them but good news for us because we just got 6 natives! we have only had one native elder the whole time i have been here, so it's way exciting. so the native sisters flew in on wednesday and the elders asked if the sisters could stay wiith us since we have the biggest apartment. of course we said yes! we were kinda scared because everyone hears stories about crazy natives, but we were way wrong. they are all so cool! also they all have real good english so that helps a lot. so anyways, we were 'babysitting' the natives before transfer meeting and they had orientation at the lochheads, so sister nash and beaudin went to teach a couple lessons and i stayed with the natives. i realized that i didn't need to be in the orientation meeting, so the lochheads handed me the grandbabies and i got to go play with them in the other room for the next hour. it was so much fun. then yesterday the lochheads did a fireside about raising families and Sam was just crawling around getting into stuff so I picked him up and he sat in my lap for almost the whole time. i was in heaven. man i miss kids.
anyways, other good things about this week
if i had to end my mission today (knock on wood) i think my two biggest take aways would be this: