Happy Mother's Day!
We had a wonderful evening talking with both boys on missions and us at home! I could not have asked for a better mother's day gift than to have all of us in the "same room" for a little bit of time. Jaymes shared that he loves the people of Tapachula and all of his Mission. They love to give him gifts, they are very generous and nice. He loves teaching about the Gospel from lesson #3 in Preach My Gospel. He says it is a powerful lesson each time.
He lives upstairs in a nice big home while owners of the home and members of the church live downstairs. He uses their washing machine to do laundry and the family feeds them often. He has eaten iguana (tastes like chicken), chicken feet, and tortua (turtle). He has gotten really sick twice on his mission both times he has learned a lesson of what and where not to eat :) His favorite days of the week are Sundays and P-days!
Jaymes shared a favorite part about his mission is being around the people. They treat you like part of their family, you become their kids, like he is their son. He loves to help them and give back.
Other than that we just joked about lots of fun memories and what they miss about home and what they love about being away. Jaymes and Tyler really loved chatting with one another in spanish and sharing similar experiences or expressions. That was neat to watch. Brayden even chimed in a few times with his spanish. I asked lots of questions and just enjoyed the moments. We took a few pictures but it seems like I never get enough or take the right ones but oh well.
I'm proud of Jaymes. He is a hard worker, compassionate, giving, understanding, loves the Lord and follows closely to what the spirit tell him. He is also strictly obedient and works really hard to do what is right no matter what else is happening. He is learning just what he can become and what the Lord sees in him. I'm a proud and happy Mama!
Mother's Day was just perfect. Nothing like being together as a family no matter how far away we are from some. Family is family and I sure love them all!