Thursday, May 14, 2009

Phone call from Sheyla

One of the treats of Mother's Day was the fact that Sheyla was able to call and talk with us for an hour! It is a peculiar phenomenon about missionaries that they only get to call on Christmas and Mother's Day (Sheyla has mercifully been able to call several times when she was really struggling). Understandably, missionaries would be distracted if they called home frequently. Sheyla sounded fabulous! She excitedly talked about the two baptisms they had recently. She talked about her TWO companions and how great they are. She giggled frequently. She said she loved us, twice!
This picture is so darling! She sent it yesterday. The letter was early because of something going on today.
I found a great quote on a missionary mom website. It happens to be by JRR Tolkien.
"The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere."

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