Even though me and Nat are miles and miles away we know we are not alone. Before the mission i worried about being so far from home and from friends, being in a foreign land speaking another language, but because of all those family prayers each night, those fhe s with dads famous chocolate cake, all of those times you, dad, barbie, or bishop took us to seminary when you were exhausted, things like that are the things that helped me grow my faith to know i am not alone, that i have a heavenly father who is always watching over me, who loves me. I know that it truly is the small and simple things that bring us closer to our savior. Things that even the primary knows, reading the scriptures, praying as a family, going to church, keeping the commandments, those are the things that will one day help us to return to our Father in Heaven. I know that one day we will all be reunited again if we do all that we need to do in this life.
Often when things get rough here, i think about the first time i went through the temple I remember a bunch pf things going wrong that week, satan was working hard to keep me from going, i remember not knowing what was going on but when i entered into the celestial room and found you and jer and nat, and grandma and pop, and so many other friends, i remember feeling a joy so immense so real that i couldnt help but cry, it felt as if the heavens opened even for just a moment that i was able to truly glimpse what it can be like to be a forever family. I think about that when times get tough because it truly lifts me, it doesnt matter what situation im in or what callenge i face, i know the lords with me i know that whatever pain or suffering i feel is only temporary, because i know that that joy that happiness i felt is so much more worth it. Thats what keeps me going. I am grateful for the covenants you and dad made and for making it a priority to do things the right way.