Wednesday, September 4, 2013

DC Week 30!

Well, one of the gardener's cut our internet wire last week, so I apologize for my lack of update, family. Ah, such is life.

We had transfer meeting this morning at 9. I'm staying with Sister Word in the Spanish program! We will continue to work in Olney for the next six weeks, until she goes home. Then I will most likely carry it over to another sister until December. It's been such a good transfer. And I have learned so much...   

My companion has often said to me, “We don’t remember days…we remember moments.”  

I feel like by the end of last transfer, I was finally “getting the hang of things.” I had fire. I was moving on. Trying new things. Exploring uncharted waters, and fresh ground. I felt like I finally found my “second wind” so to speak. That after a good warm up, I had found my pace. Or so I thought. Oh don't get me wrong, I definitely hit the ground running at the beginning of last transfer, but I think I must’ve landed on a treadmill or something, because I felt something holding me back against my will, when all I wanted to do was sprint. The language barrier hurdles have been fun to tackle, but I wouldn't say I lept over them like a pro or anything. More like stumbled through, and maybe even tried to dodge a few on my naive merry way. Well, that's never going to work. It just won't be good enough. And I am quickly realizing that. That the only way through this course, is straight. I know that with Help, I can tackle whatever is in front of me with grace. I need a lot of work. The trouble is making myself flexible enough. I don't feel I am pliable enough for the Lord to work with yet. And I will never learn if I don't succumb to the Master Teacher.  

Anyway. Please excuse my lame analogies to running. It's the only way I can seem to adequately explain my thoughts. 

David O. McKay once said, "The greatest battles you will ever fight, will be within the silent chambers of your heart." 
I believe it. 

M. Russell Ballard once said, "Become a creator of circumstances, instead of a creature of circumstances."
I believe it.

Today, I have decided to be lazy with my use of sources and let you take what you will from these quotes. Yes, they were on my mind, but you don't need to listen to me ramble on about how they have affected me. Think about what they could mean to you. Plus I would like to take a few extra minutes to attach some pictures :) 

Love you guys. Make it a good one!

Hermana Graff
Alma 60:20-21 ~Have ye forgotten...? Work hard, and then count your blessings...

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