12:20am Monday, April 22
My blackberry buzzes laying next to me on the bed – waking me up ..oh JOY! I open the email:
Chris – “Hey Momma! ” and up I get and to my computer which i leave running and ready to go on Sunday nights in anticipation!!!
I write – “Hi Dear Son – I’m awake!!!”
Chris – “LOL – so am I.”
And then our back and forth email begins a few times as we converse in the next best way to IM or telephone. It’s a little delayed and brief – but I get so excited to read his adventures. And I still say he sounds so good!!! Afterwards, it’s difficult to go back to sleep….which makes for a very tired Monday morning (as if they weren’t hard enough), and several yawns throughout the day – especially in my never ending meetings. 🙂 But I wouldn’t miss it for anything!
Sharing a few excerpts below from Chris.
“It finally is nice and cloudy here, it rained last night. It’s the first day it’s been cloudy and below 90 since I’ve been here. I’m enjoying it very much though and my companion and I have been exploring outside all day, and getting food and other supplies.
Wow this week has been truly special. There is big news here in my mission! The city Im serving in is becoming the first stake in INDIA!!!! So on May 26-27 is the stake conference/meeting. Dalin H. Oaks is coming to start it off in style! He will be here for a whole week, Im so excited to meet him. I think he is going to talk to the 12 missionaries serving here in a small group from what i hear so ill let you know. l
I feel like I am fully adjusted to life here and forget how different it is, but then randomly I’ll see something crazy like a man and his 4 children on a scooter the size of a childs bicycle all of which have arms full of Mango’s and rice bags and I think, “Man I love India” . hahaha. Today on the way to the internet cafe there were tons of people on the bus so I was privileged enough to get to literally hang out of the door of the bus hanging on to the stair rail the entire ride and let the cool air embrace me. Its the simple things here that really bring joy to me while im not in a lesson. ”
He also shared that their apartment was supposed to be ready the next day……there have been four missionaries living together – been a bit crowded, I guess so he was looking forward to that!
Until…next time! Julie