Sunday, August 12, 2012

Week 45

Oh my gash I have another little sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Soooo happy, Soooo excited, SOOO much smiling!!!
Story time:
Once upon a time in September 2011 to siblings went on a double date. The brother chose a beautiful princess and the sister went with the brothers best friend (haha ahhw good times). During the course of the date the older sister heard the spirit say, "You're just gonna have to deal with them getting married while you're gone cause they are meant to be."
Yep. TRUE STORY! Joey and Tiffany I knew you two would end up together from the world GO! You guys are just so good for each other! I'm so happy for you two!! Congratulations! Tiffany welcome to the craziest family of your life ;) I love ya little sis!!
Holy cow my little brother is gettin hitched October 20th. I expect LOTS OF UPDATES and LOTS OF PICTURES!!! Engagement, Wedding, etc. AND I have only one request....I request that mine, Macs, and Tiffs little brother, all our faces great people at the door and say, "We welcome you from England, Columbia, and South Korea! Welcome to the biggest love fest of your life!" Yep that's what I want ;) (Ok maybe not those exact words...but something like unto it ;) ) Man I'm seriously so excited for you two!!!

So some items of business:
Malory, Oh my gash! I just about died of laughter at the title of the subject you sent me! Dad you're disgusting!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! And yes that one is definitely going in my planner (it's like a missionaries cell phone. It's where I keep all my funny missionary times haha yes I'm still keeping track of the funny moments in my life.)
Trish Ganowsky my LOVE!!! Congratulations you beautiful thing!! You're about to enter the best 18 months of your life!!! It is the best decision you have ever made so far! It will be the hardest, most refiners fireing, best most rewarding time of your life!! Watch out Taiwan here comes Patrisha Ganowsky!!!!!!! Congratulations Girl!!! You are going to be a stellar missionary!! So so happy for you!!
This week I learned a huge lesson that is going to effect the rest of my life and eternity. Communication. You would think that I Sister Brown would have no problems communicating. (Some things don't changed I'm still just as chatty as I was before...maybe even more haha) BUT I learned that there are times where you MUST communicate. I have always had this fear of "I don't want to offend, I don't want to be a burden, I don't want to ask for help, I can do it...if I don't say anything maybe they'll figure out why I'm so annoyed." Wow...that's so passive!! I learned this week of the importance of step 13 of Weekly Planning. (Joey and Raymond know exactly what I'm talking about but for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about go to Preach My Gospel to the Weekly Planning Session and look at step 13) In life we have people who we may not get along with, or there are people that you do get along with but you disagree. Hello we all come from different walks of life and a different way of doing things. So this is when step 13 comes in handy. You communicate. And I did this on Friday and WHOA the difference that communication makes. Never procrastinate communication. I learned that you can tell people who you're honestly feeling and they don't get mad. They don't take offence. They don't hate you for it. When you talk things through in a positive way and pray like you've never prayed before for the words to say...all goes well. It's in those sweet moments of communication where all the problems get fixed. You tell each other how you're feeling and then you work it out. IT'S SO GREAT! This jewel of learning is one I'm going to use everyday for the rest of my life. Don't be afraid to tell people how you feel, who would have thought right?!
And this is why missions are amazing! I'm learning SOOOO much!! Even in the tough learn so much!!!
Thank you my wonderful family for your love and support!! I couldn't do it without you!!! I love you to the moon and back! Have a wonderful week! Cheers!
Love, Sister Brown :P

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