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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

good times bad times

Man it's been so tough here lately! I've been getting so frustrated and overwhelmed. This morning was the worst. I woke up feeling worn out. And like I couldn't handle anything. I was just thinking about all the things I didn't have and all the things I was missing. And how stupid I was to think I could ever learn Spanish (so negative, I know)! I took the kids to Costco to feed everyone and get a diet coke. As we were walking over to sit down there is this American family. We start talking and they tell me they are Christian missionaries from Houston and they have been here 4 years. They live pretty close to us. They have 4 kids, it took them a year to get the basics of Spanish and they are still not perfect at it but pretty good. 
They totally reminded me of some Christian missionaries I had met along time ago at our orphanage at Casa de Elizabeth. As we talked I started remembering all the exciting things Amron and I want to do when I learn Spanish; orphanages, medical missions...that sort of thing. 
When I got home and put the kids down for a nap I had a chance to read my scriptures and this stood out to me, "he did speak peace to our souls, and did grant unto us great faith, and did cause us that we should hope for our deliverance in him." Alma 58:11
This scripture really helped me. There is no way I can do any of this without him. I don't even want to try. I'm so greatful to be here in Mexico learning these things. I just need to remember that these days will pass and enjoy them and learn and grow. 


  1. Soo first of all, I love your chalkboard wall!!! So fun and magical! I've had a hard time adapting to a new place, so I can't even imagine how hard it would be for you, being so far away from all family, in a new COUNTRY, where you don't even speak the language. But you're totally right!! I've really felt my move has been God showing me how much more I need to rely on him. It's hard, but worth it.

  2. Aww! I love chalkboard walls. and your kiddos are the cutest.

  3. Love that scripture! Hang in there Brooke! You are an amazing person!