Have you ever wondered what its like to not have use in your right thumb?? or left if you are left handed?? welp i know the feeling now..you never realize how much you use something till you cant use it... yeah. remember how hermana olsen sprained her middle finger playing volleyball a couple of weeks ago?? well it must run in the family because the same exact thing happened to me except to my thumb....oh goodness. so this email is gonna take a while.. typing is so hard!!! and it hurts. anywaayyyy heres the story... sooo we were playing volleyball, the usual. i was doing so good! oh ya i gotta tell you this first... so this was saturday, elder houmand told me he would give me 10 pesos if i spiked it over him... because hes really good at blocking, because you know hes tall! and then guess what... i did it!!!whaaat!!1 hahaha i was so happy, and yes he did pay up.hahaha. but ya after a wonderful 45 minutes of playing so good... the ball has just been bumped and i can tell its gonna be a little short from going over.. so i go and jump up to tip it over... and im jumping up backwards. welllll then i see this hand from the other side coming over to spike it.. and then i hear a huge disgusting gross loud crack as i see the first joint on my thumb bend all the way backwards. I land on the ground as elder raymond is cheering about his spike... and i am literally in shock and say um i think you broke my thumb. so yeah i guess elder raymond and houmand had both jumped up and spiked that ball. pretty sure it was raymonds hand that did it but it doesnt matter because they both still feel terrible. so yeah at first i was in a lot of shock.. we went to the enfermery and finally the pain started coming in on it so i started crying. the doctor said he couldnt tell yet but he thinks its just a sprain... he gave me a splint and lots of pain meds and told me to come back monday to see if we needed to go to the hospital and get it xrayed!!! can you believe this?? i never get hurt... havent been hurt like this since like age 8!! but then at the ccm... wow ya. so yeah then we went to class and i was really emotional.. i felt so dumb but i was just in so much pain and still in shock. but me being emotional made raymond and houmand feel even worse!!! i cant even tell you how many apologies i have gotten from them... hahaa they feel soooo bad. but i keep telling them that it is okay! i know that everrything happens for a reason. i dont know the reason, but i trust the lord. but yeah. saturday it hurt really bad and i was getting really frusterated. sunday too... i can still write, its just crappy handwriting and writing makes my hand SOO sore. so sunday i was really worried about it but then i asked raymond for a blessing, and i wasnt sure what kind of blessing to get so i asked him to pray about it. later that night he told me he felt to do a healing blessing... it was a beautiful blessing. that really is the word for it. like it was just amazing. exactly what i needed to hear. and ever since that blessing, my thumb hasnt hurt!!!!! it only hurts when i have the splint off or when i accidentally hit it. but yeah... i love the priesthood so much! the lord is amazing!! elder raymond says its cuz of my faith. i know that my thumb is going to heal fast(: it better, because i seriously am so frusterated with it all the time. haha but im trying to be grateful.
I would send pictures but i still dont have a cord... it looks pretty sweet... suuuper swollen. the joint is huge. haha maybe next week.(:
ITS MY LAST WEEK!!!!! whaaaaat!!!! got my flight stuff today. wanna hear the saddest story ever??? my whole district leaves sunday night and monday night... i am the ONLY one that leaves tuesday night... so like 3 am wednesday morning... ugh. i am terrified. i have to leave mexico ALONE!?!?! im freaking out. i will be find once i am on the plane leaving mexico... but until then.. im sooo scared. please pray for me, because i dont know how ill make it. i also dont like that im the one getting left behind. ill just hang with the district below me... but yeah tuesday will be an emotional day.
So thursday was AMAZING!!!!! ahhhh! we taught 4 people!! all 4 were amazing. one was agustin, which was amazing as always. the next was hermano carmonas good friend who isnt a member. jessica. it was amazing!!! first bom placed to a real person!!!! the spirit was amazing y i knew exactly what to say and was remembering spanish!! it was amazing! we even got her to pray! and it was supposed to be a one time thing but she asked to meet with us again!!! ahhh i love her. then we taught two lessons for TRC. one to two cousins who are members who wanted to know how to share the gospel to their friend! it was over skype... it was awesome!!! and then we met with michelle... one of hno carmonas best friends. she is coming on a mission to the ccm today]!! but she was really struggling last week with her decision.... so we talked to her. most amazing experience of my life.wow. the spirit was so strong. we shared some great experiences with her and scriptures.we had her give her testimonio at the end and it was amazing!!! wow. it was an amazing experience. hno carmona told us she talked in church on sunday and shared her experience she had with us!!! ahh i love her!! so yeah thurs was the best day of my mish so far.
hno soto makes fun of me and my splint... hahahaa its sooo funny. today my district was playing volleyball and im not gonna lie its reallllly hard for me to sit it... i miss it so much. but my district is so sweet and always making sure im okay.
but yeah thats me! heres to the last week at the mtc!!! i am sooooo excited to go back to america, i cant even tell you. ahh and i cant wait to be in my mission. okay wellllll love you all so much!!!! adios!!!!
ps met an hermana who the skousens told to look for me... haha that made my day. i guess she was really good friends with tanner. also met an elder from lehi who went to lehi that i didnt even recognize!!! preston higgins. it was fun seeing someone from home even though we didnt know each other at all.(:
I borrowed a couple of photos from my niece Brooke's blog since Sadie's camera cord is lost. They are cute splinter cousins! - Paul