Sunday, September 22, 2013

Surgery :/

I apologize that its been a while since I've updated. Everything happened so fast I've kind of been in shock.

So the end of last month I went in for another x-ray hoping it would show signs of almost being fully healed only to find that the bones had completely seperated again. I had been noticing some pain again at that time, but I thought it was muscular. 
But no in was the bone, so I ended up having to have surgery afterall!

post surgery 'arm candy'
It happened so fast it seems like a blur now, next thing I knew I was in the hospital recovering from a whole new pain and realizing that I still had quite a journey ahead of me.

My eternal internal cast. A plate and some screws. Those little hash marks are the...


My early Halloween costume - Sally from Nightmare before Christmas (heheh)

It was a rough first week, but I had so much support and love that I made it through.
Then the staples came out, which was not a fun experience but much more comfortable afterwards, and then some surgical tape was glued on for good measure, turning my Sally scar into a pretty little rainbow.

Another x-ray was taken its looking good I just have to keep being careful while the bone finally mends together. No bike riding or heavy lifting for a few months. ;)

I love you all and am so grateful to your support through this hard time.
Thank you 
Thank you
Thank you
-Nora Young

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hanging up the Badge

Hello to all my care and support.
It is with a lot of thought and prayer that I have come to the decision that my mission ends here.

I have been thinking about it a lot and it feels right that this is the choice I am to make in my journey. I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your care and support throughout this past year and please know that I will continue to be grateful to your support as I start to move forward with my life.

I loved my time serving, I love missionary work and missionaries, and I highly support anyone who acts on that  feeling 'that it is right time for me to serve,' just as I have. What I've learned the most is to do the things that help you gain a relationship with your Father in Heaven. He loves you and he can help you at those times when no other earthly person or thing can. He helps you grow and he can help you change. 

I know my experiences in the past year have changed my life forever and I am so grateful to all the moments, even the bad ones because they have taught me so much. I look back through these old posts on my blog with a thankful heart to the experiences I had, to learn about myself, people, and my Heavenly Father's love for me and for you. I invite you to look back through them at this time as well with the reminder in your heart that "no moment is wasted."

Love you, Love you, Love you!
-Nora Young

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy has been going well. Some days I come home feeling worse other days I come home feeling better. Today was a feeling better kind of day.  Its a slow process but I'm healing little by little and just trying to enjoy each day as it comes.

Thank you always for you care and support.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Feeling good

Had another trip to the Dr today. I have been feeling a lot better this past week, as you can see in the picture below.(no sling!!)

When the new x-ray came in we looked at it for a while wondering what the response from the Dr would be this time.

We were pleased to hear that while it is still healing a bit slower than the Dr would like it to. Its showing good improvement, especially since I'm not in as much pain anymore. 
 So next week I'll be starting physical therapy and we'll just see how it keeps going from there. 

Thank you always for your care and support!
Love you!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Its amazing how our bodies adapt. I was just noticing this past week how I just naturally let my left arm reach out for things now. When in the beginning I had to constantly remind myself to use my left hand because it would hurt if I tried to use my right, yet I wanted to use right so much, it would become frustrating. But the balance has become natural now.

It reminds of, of course an experience from the mission! :)

While knocking on some doors one afternoon we came across a blind dog just wandering around in his front yard happy as could be. Moments later his owner came out of the house and started chatting with us. He told us that this dog had been born with no eyes. (he literally just had sunken in skin and fur covering where his eyes should be) We of course instantly started to feel sorry for the dog, but his owner changed our minds as he pointed out to us that the dog never knew anything else, so he just lived his life as best he could with what he had. As we watched him we could see that he was a very happy dog and he knew his way around that yard from what he could smell and what he could hear. The man related it back to us as humans and how sometimes we just get too mopey about things, and to just enjoy life and stop comparing ourselves to others, or getting stuck in the mentality that we could be happy if only we were free of this problem or that problem. We can be happy today even with our problems, and as we chose to be happy and look for the bright things we adapt better to our situations and realize we can do so much more than we thought we could  when we where stuck in that mopey state. We all play a special part in this world, lets work hard at accepting our lives and ourselves as we are today and never forget that we are loved more than we can ever imagine!

I love you all! Have a wonderful 4th of July!!
I'll be having another x-ray next Thursday which will be the deciding factor of if I'll need surgery or not.
Thank you always for all your care and support!

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Little Something Fun

hehe I was looking through some of the cards that have been sent to me over the past year and found this perfect one!  So I thought I'd share it with all of you. Pretty truthful huh? And of course we hope she doesn't take a spill!

Thank you always for your care and support.

-Nora Young

Friday, June 14, 2013

Not out of the clear just yet...

Hey all,
I had another Dr visit yesterday, the office was busy so we had fun taking a few pictures while we waited. 

Mr Skullhead
How an unbroken collarbone looks. 
how a broken collarbone looks when its healing slowly!
So the diagnosis: it is healing but a lot slower than the Dr would like it to be at this point. The break is called a Distal clavicle fracture and they have a tendancy to not join back together at all or to join just to a certain point and then quit healing, so because of the speed of the healing and the pain I'm still in its all causing alarm to him that I most likely will be needing surgery. *sigh* We've decided to be patient with it and give it 3 more weeks to see if it will be able to do the job on its own. But of course since the most important thing is that it heals well and completely we probably will go forward with the surgery if we come to that point. But I'm still praying we won't have to. 

Thank you always for your love and support. I will continue to keep you updated. :)
Love Love Love
Nora Young

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Another Week

Hey All,

No pictures this week but a few thoughts.

It has been a rougher week, I've been in more pain, and of course just facing the reality that life keeps moving and changing no matter where you are hasn't been very fun. I've also been a little frustrated with myself because I have so much on my mind and I haven't found an outlet yet that I can actually do in this state that is satisfying to get that energy out. If there was ever a time in the past year+ that I've needed continuing guidance and comfort from a Heavenly Father it is definitely now! And it reminds me of an experience I had on Easter that I meant to share with you all but just kept running out of time/forgetting to add it to the email on p-days. So here goes....

On Easter we had the opportunity to attend some beautiful sacrament meetings that were filled with musical performances and talks all centered on Christ. One of the performances stood out to me in a such a "bigger picture" way that I will never forget it. There was a 7 year old girl at the pulpit, the choir in their usual seats behind her, and the conductor(The little girls father) was standing in between them, facing the choir with his back to the little girl. The song started with just the little girl singing and the piano playing quietly with her, the choir would come in a times, but only for small backup, the song was being all held together by this little girl. "What a burden" I thought. Would I be able to have so much pressure on me at 7? Would I be able to have so much pressure on me now? As I continued to watch I was also in awe of the beauty of this little girls voice and her simple talent, she was so calm up there just singing her part and then, I noticed "the tap."  She was so calm because she felt safe. Her father was standing right behind her and when it was her turn to come in her would reach his hand behind him and give her a little tap on the shoulder. She wasn't carrying the whole weight by herself, she has obviously practiced well and knew her part, but she didn't have to know everything because her father was there to help her, she just needed to act on what she did know when he gave her that "tap."
It reminded me how in life we are never alone and are never expected to carry these burdens or these pressures of life alone, Heavenly Father is always standing there right behind us. He is the conductor who can see it all, even when we don't know how to read the music, and he will give us these gentle "taps" to help us know what to do now, where to go? Or even just to remind us he's there, and out job is to simple keep in the mindset of being open to these taps and having the faith that when we act on those taps do out best in that moment that its exactly what Heavenly Father expected out of us. We're hard on ourselves so we always look back and expect more because we want to be perfect, but he understands our weaknesses and sees all of our attempts as a beautiful success! Just like this simple sweet and beautiful 7 year old's solo.

I love you all, I pray we can grow and learn how to feel safe with our Heavenly Father just like this 7 year old did with hers.

Thank  you always for your care and support!! Next week I'll have another x-ray taken and we'll know more of how things are healing.
Love, Love, Love!
-Nora Young

PS If you'd like to hear the song here's a version that is similarly arranged.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Quick update

Not too much to update on today this week. I am healing slowly but surely, just working on being patient and enjoying every day as it comes. :) 

Here's a few pictures.
my right foot only shoe line.

Bike shirt we found at the Thrift store today.

a great sentimental piece at $2
 Thank you always for your care and support.
-Nora Young

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dr Visit

fun times waiting at the Doctors.
Broken collarbone
Hey All,
I had a followup visit to the Dr today, they say its too soon to tell if its healing well or badly. So in three weeks I'll come back and then they will know from that x-ray for sure for sure if it will need surgery to completely heal. So we will see. Other than that I'm doing okay, my foot is healing well and the pain in both my arm and foot has gone done a lot. I just still tire easily throughout the day and I'm getting a little tired of only being able to us my left hand!

 But I'm very-much-so enjoying the time I am able to spend with family and friends.

Thank you always for your love and support!
-Nora Young

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A change in Plans

Sister Norman Sister Young and Sister Blasko (A trio for a day)

Its been a very emotional last few days. I fell on my bike on Sunday and broke my collarbone on my right side and big toe on my left foot. On Monday after lots of sleeping and attempts at the normal missionary routine I went to a surgeon to see if I'd need surgery to help it heal, luckily it didn't but I was told the time to heal would be about 2 months. I couldn't carry a backpack, couldn't write, couldn't really think straight because of the pain so I knew it was inevitable that I was going to be sent home, because I couldn't be a very helpful companion in my current state. That night we got the confirming call I would be going home Tuesday evening, so it was time start packing packing packing! 

I was able to enjoy a last p-day running into missionaries at Walmart and being able to say goodbye, watch Elders play dodgeball and spend time with my past two companions who are now together (so Sister Blasko can learn the area a little better from Sister Norman.) They are going to do amazing together! :) 
Saying Hello to the beach again.
 I came home and rested after a fun flight. Everyone was so nice and helpful! 

On Wednesday I was released from the missionary duties so I can just focus on healing  and we stopped by the ocean to breath in that familiar sea air. 
Differences from last year: Other arm in sling, longer hair, and foot hurt too.

It's been a strange shock to be home at this time for such reasons but I know there are more reasons than I can see right in front of me and I'm going to do my best trying to find them. As Mom says I've just been moved back here for my next Transfer or two. heheh :)

Love love love you all!
I will keep you posted on how things are going! Thank you all always for your love and support!
-Nora Young

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Taking Things Day by Day

It has been a crazy busy week. I have been stretched a lot but I feel myself growing and I know I can do this and I can become better, not perfect, but I can still keep progressing always. And I'm so glad for that, because there is so much to do! I'm just going to go back to taking things day by day.  There is a lot to do as you noticed, and yeah luckily my new companion likes naps as well, so we definitely take those needed resting times to refresh the brain and split up the day into bite sized pieces, I guess you could say. We have been working like crazy this week and have had some great exciting moments and some not so fun moments but we keep working through it and keep doing the best we can. I'm excited to get to go shopping today, of course because its so fun and just take some breathing time.
-Your Missionary Daughter
-Sister Young

"Fancy Pictures" from Sis Norman's camera
Sister Norman pictures - part 2

(l to r) Sis Blasko from Maryland, Sis Swearingen from Texas, Sis Kuoha from San Diego, California,
Sister Veith from New York, Sis Young from Ojai, California, and Sis Norman from Moreno Valley, California.
Sis Blasko is Sis Young's current companion


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Transfer Day

The time is going by fast - in "transfer years" I only  have 4 left!  I will be staying in Midvale (same address) and my new companion will be Sister Blasko! She was Sister Crockett's train-ee when I left Taylorsville. So we all know she's pretty much amazing! Its going to be fun and I know I'll learn a lot from her! :)
Sister Norman has been here since October so she is excited to be transfering to the Valley Park Stake in Taylorsville and be able to have all new adventures. (Even with hills)  heheh
Your year mark package came just on time! You should've seen the look of shock and smiles on our faces as Rapunzels head popped out of the box! heheh It gave me such a smile!!! And all the fun stuff in the package was awesome as well! Thank you thank you thank you! :) It really cheered us up on a hard day. :)

Thank you always for all your love and support! 
-Sister Young

Happy One Year! said Rapunzel.
A great place to get a snack today!
A beautiful Spring day in Midvale

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

One Year

So a year in 2 days!!  I can't even believe it!! I wanted to make a list of changes I've noticed.
I am doing so much better with food. Not eating too much junk food and even starting to like vegetables. Cooked brocolli is now my favorite! Strange I know!! :)
I can ride a bike so much better now, even in the snow!!!
I've mastered the trax system!
I'm still shy but much more comfortable around others!
I can survive so much. :)
And most importantly my trust in God has grown immensely!! :)
I love love love you all! Thank so much for all the great love and support. I could NOT do this w/out you all cheering me on! 6 more months and I will see you soon!! :)
-Sister Young


My Zone
We are wiping Sharpie off of a white board.  Sometimes Elders don't notice these things.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This Weeks Mission, Quest, Thing


 We had a lot of lessons yesterday and maybe they didn't go perfect...but for once I finally said everything that I wanted to say and I left them with no regrets. Its a good feeling and something I know I can do especially with the help of taking care of myself and dealing with things that I just couldn't change all by myself.  Things are going good with those we are teaching, we love them sooo much! We found another person as well but were only able to teach one lesson because she's going on vacation for the rest of the month so we won't see her again until sometime in May. haha Oh well. Either way she's awesome too and had lots of LDS friends who invited to her to activities but never explained anything about their faith. *shakes head* We've all been guilty of those times. Lets not have fear to talk about what we believe, no one has to accept it, but really, most people are curious. This girl just happens to love studying religion - you never know until you ask.  :)


The rain is annoying, we like snow better, although warmer weather would be most appreciated, but we'll get through it! heheh Today, we just happen to get to have some "sit in cars and be inside stores" time. :)  It will be very nice. 
I also set up with Sister Moffat to see a dentist for my tooth, so that will be helpful.
Oh yes and here's my new skirt for when the summer actually comes! :)  If you find anything at the thrift store that seems like it would match and be nice and cool feel free to send it on over, I'd love it! :)

Well I love you love you love you!
Keep smiling! 
-Your missionary daughter
-Sister Young


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spruce the Goose

 I can't believe how the time is flying, its amazing that its been a year now since I went through the temple. And a year since I broke my elbow! I guess I "celebrated" that by dropping a chair on my foot last week. hahahah Nothing broken though. heh

I loved conference! I wrote out my questions and then wrote out which talks answered which, a lot for me was the reminder of ASKING FOR HELP and to sincerely do the simple things of studying, praying, and church attendance - not just going through the motions.  :) And just relaxing and being myself and reaching out in love to everyone!

Some flowers are blooming and trees with flowers are blooming, but everything else is still pretty brown right now. I'm sure it is going to look so pretty when everything explodes. Today was soo cold!!! But we had a fun outing, I bought a new skirt from Ross, and I printed some pictures to send home, and we just had lots of fun. After this we go home to finish laundry and write out some handwritten letters.
Oh yeah we also learned we like snow better than rain. It rained all day yesterday and we were DRENCHED! At lunch we threw our coats in the dryer and then after it stopped I couldn't find my was then I realized that I had accidentally left it in my coat pocket! So my daily planner went through the dryer. It had gotten wet in the rain but I still don't recommend letting it go through the dryer. ;) 

Have fun with the Elders tonight. :)  I was thinking something silly to be done sometime for missionaries is to have your main meal, but then also have a few choices of cereal and milk, some peanut butter and jelly sandwich makings, and a few different drink and dessert choices, and tell them your recreating the MTC cafeteria and that they can have whatever they like. heheh If someone did that for me I'd giggle. 

I love love love you!

Here's a picture of what makes it feel like "home."

 And of course some of the pretty tulips!

We are loving the people we are working with more and more and more and seeing them growing and blooming just like the pretty tulips. 

love love love!
-Your Missionary Daughter 
Sister Young

PS We had a winner for naming the goose. Marc gave the name Spruce the Goose. heheh Also we see tons of Pigeons at the apartments we go to, I'm constantly thinking of "Good Feathers" quotes as we go tracting. heheh


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Changes

So we had an announcement this week at our zone conference, that our clothing is changing again. Now we need to wear whatever we can to grab the most attention!! So this is my new coat.

heheh April Fools! This is actually a coat I accepted before I knew what it looked like. It's almost to crazy for princess oblivious, but it was a nice gesture. hahah

So really, I wanted to do something silly for April fools because the annoucement we actually had was that we're going back to only hand written letters. This is the last email I will be sending to you all. I'll still write things that can be put on the blog it will just take a little more time before it gets up on the blog. Thank you always for you love and support!


Heheh. So in complete reality, it was just announced this week that we can now email with Friends and recent converts!! So exciting!!!  So yeah, as you could see I had to have some fun with it! Hope I didn't shock you too much. We're not given too much more time to email so they'll be short responses, but I still am open to hear from anybody, especially if you want to email pictures! (That's my favorite part :)

So it has been a trying week, but this weekend, when we were ready to fall on our faces we had a beautiful turn around, a sweet family who the husband is less active and the wife is so happy and excited at the thought of a forever family. We are so excited to start teaching them this week. Its going to be great!

We had a really fun Easter dinner with our district at our Senior couples house who were sweet enough to have us all over. We were our own little family. :)  Easter was good to us as well, at the point of this picture we had already eaten a lot of the candy we recieved. So that's just what's left. hahah


This is Sister Norman and I this morning! :)

And this is our pet Goose who we see several times a day. Got any good names for him?  heheh

No updates about if I'm going to General Conference or not yet, but I'm just excited for it to happen! I invite you to join me in writing down some questions and waiting and praying to recieve an answer from one (or more) of the talks. It really happens. :)

Love love love you all!!

The weather has been warmer and then the rain and wind came, but its still not as bad as the cold cold. So we're enjoying it!

Have a beautiful week!!
love love love
-Sister Young


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Cleaning

With the coming of Easter I've been learning more and more about the atonement. Not in my studies but through my experiences. The new area is beautiful, Sister Norman is a great companion. I  see my old area many times a day (I am just across the freeway after all and sometimes we have to use Winchester's stoplight to cross 900E)  I have that "aww my old area" moment but it doesn't overtake me. Its been such a huge blessing. The not fun part of this week was my stomach was sick most of the time. I'm not sure if it was from the changes, or if I got a small stomach flu or what. But there were lots of times where I didn't want to take another step or pedal further, but somehow I could. I never told Sister Norman because we really had a lot to do and I could keep going because she wanted to keep going, it was amazing how I was blessed. As I look back it was about 3 hours throughout  each day that I had to endure some discomfort and then I'd be fine. Those 3 hours where bad though and I knew if it kept up, I'd have to call and do something about it.  But I'm past whatever is was now and I'm feeling a lot better and I know why I'm here and that the time is going to go by so fast that I can make it through. I can really feel and see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love for us all in so many ways big and small.
Email is so late today because it was spring cleaning. We spent all morning cleaning, cleaning, cleaning  and organizing our apartment - kitchen, bathroom, livingroom, bedroom, studyroom. etc. I'm glad for the elbow grease that was instilled in me. It was hard work but lots of fun. And now "home" feels all refreshed. heheh
I felt so spoiled to get letters so quickly. And yes I did make a boo boo, the zip code is 84047. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. Things have been moving so fast lately I hadn't even noticed! 
That is sooo exciting about Ben's bug! I love how its even White too! Like all their cars. Perfect fit! teehee!
I hope everyone has a Happy Happy Easter! I'll probably find out by next week if I'll get to take another trip to General Conference. I almost know the Trax schedule by heart now. heheh
Know that I love love love you!! And think of you often!
Your Missionary Daughter!
-Sister Young


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Transfer

Transfers came as a big blow last night. Both Sister Rogerson and I are being transfered and the Elders are taking over the entire stake. :(  We know it's for the benefit of all but its still so sad!
I will be in Midvale with Sister Norman (a sister from Northern cali. haha) And Believe it or not Sister Rogerson will be taking over a new area with Sister Crockett! I'm excited for them! And I keep focusing on that whenever I get sad that we're being pulled away from here. 
My new address will be posted in the usual locations.
I loved all the pictures this week! Its so beautiful and green back home, looks like you all had so much fun with the gingerbread house! teehee! The warmer weather has been good here. Lots of people outside to talk to again, we've enjoyed that. :) 
We had a beautiful dinner on St Patricks day of Corned Beef and cabbage, yum!! It's silly but its really never tasted so good to me, just because it just felt so right to have on that day. :) It was great company too, they have a grandson out in Hungary that they are so proud of and told us lots of stories about it. We love it! 
Our hearts are heavy with all that we'll be leaving behind tomorrow, but we are looking forward and trying to be open to all the new experiences that we'll recieve in this next transfer. Just like Niecy Nash, "when we let go we open our palm and a palm that's open is ready to recieve greater things" Or whatever she used to say. hahah Sister Rogerson and I are going to miss each other alot, but luckily we'll see each other in just a week at the next zone conference. whoo whoo! 
Love you love you love you!!
Give Michelle and Sarah a big "whoo whoo Congrats" for me!! That is awesome!!!
So exciting! Yet again I love love love you!
Have a beautiful week! And yeah I'm totally looking forward to the big RM bike ride of 2013! heheheheh
Your missionary daughter!
-Sister Young


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our Beautiful Topa Topas

Thank you so much for the beautiful Ojai pictures! Even pretty snow covered Utah mountains can't beat our beautiful Topa Topas.  I'm probably just biased, but still! ;) 

 I received the Sunday programs, it was SO NICE to look back and be able to see positive things I'd written. We're still going through some hard times with those we are teaching and trying to teach, but we keep working hard to just smile and cheer on everyone we can. Our talks and our gospel essentials class went well last Sunday. We were very tired afterwards though, we had even less sleep from daylight savings because we had gotten up early for meetings. whoo! But it was fun and we always love to see how much we can do in a day with our Heavenly Father's help!
We are so excited to be going to the Jordan River Temple today, it will be such a nice refresh. :)
One of the wards had a really fun chili cook off last Friday that we invited a lot of people to. It made me think, when is the one at home happening? Soon I guess huh? Crazy how time is flying! I love how you said spring is coming and I'll be following after soon. :) I love love love you!! Thank you so much for all your love and support. It is so appreciated and sooo needed, I pray that I can keep growing and pushing myself just a little each day, and your support plays a huge part in that.

Your missionary Daughter
Sister Young
Jordan River Temple
My welcoming committee

Orange and Bike socks that I couldn't resist at Target.
On bike with snow all around.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It's Been Warmer Today

Thank you thank you thank you for the 10 month package! It gave me such a big smile!! I loved it!  Next p-day we'll be taking a Temple trip with our zone to the Jordan River Temple! We're so excited!
It's been warmer today, that is so nice. I can't believe how fast the time is flying by, whenever I start to have a down feeling I tell myself to "stop worrying and  just keep trying!" And then I get over it and we move on to the next thing. I'm so excited for the friends I'm collecting and the experiences I'm having. 

Love you
-Sister Young



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Sun Is Blowing Ice

The sun is blowing ice at us. That's really what it felt like this week. We forgot that when it gets really warm it snows the next day. teehee But we survived, although this time around I did grumble a little bit, but just during the really big storm on Saturday. I'm doing better today.
 We kept ourselves happy this week by planning this p-day. After we're done emailing, we're going to the Mall! Which somehow we just hadn't made it there yet. We're gonna have some treats at the food court and wander the stores. We heard that Build a Bear has missionary outfits in Utah, so we wanted to see what they were like, how cute they are etc. Just fun stuff like that. It's interesting too, how much cleaning gives me a sense of peace and purpose as well. Like I really look forward to being able to clean the bathroom on Tuesdays and change my sheets and all those fun things. :)
I'm glad to hear things are going well back home. I miss you all a lot! But I'm hanging in there. :)
Thank you thank you thank you for your card it really brightened my day yesterday. I wasn't even thinking yesterday about how it was the 25th and that it meant 10 months. How amazing the time really is flying by.

I love you love you love you!
Sister Young


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Warmer Weather

Lovely lovely looking day. :)
I was spoiled by so many pictures this week! 
Your picture letter just came in the mail before we got here. :)
Its soo warm outside. Its so nice!
Last night  Sister Rogerson played this awesome CD she had call "The Garden" by Micheal Mclain(not sure if the spelling is right) Anyway its a creative little musical about the atonement that's really sweet and pretty. I really enjoyed the song about the seed that can't grow. Its so sweet and we all know that feeling at times in our lives. :) 
Also a sweet lady last week told us about a book called "My Grandfathers Blessings", and it sounded like something you'd be interested in reading or maybe you have read? Either way she told us how its short simple chapters that you can read as you go and it just made me think of you. I hope you can find it and enjoy it. :) 

I love you, love you, love you
Have a beautiful week!!
-Sister Young

A Missionary recipe for Smores


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You Ready?

Sister Rogerson and I will be staying together in Murray at the same address! Yay! But it will only be a 5 week transfer instead of a 6 week. Crazy eh?
Well thank you so so much for the Valentines day package! It was just the excitement we needed on a cold Friday!
I love love loved your hug! And Sister Rogerson is very grateful as well to your love! :)
Its been snowing again, so we excitedly shoveled some more driveways and gained a following of 2 Beehive age girls who had been playing in the snow. With our combined efforts we were able to shovel SEVEN driveways in a little over an hour! So much fun! And we hope it softened a few hearts as well. :)
You like the pictures?
The beautiful quilts are gifts from Relief Societies in the area. Isn't the orange one beautiful? They had a big stack to chose from and you know I saw nothing else but that beautiful orange! Then later that day I was given another quilt. So now I'm super toasty. And very grateful! :)
Today we are fasting for a man we are teaching. We're hoping and praying he gains his answer and accepts the church into his life, because we know how much it can help him. Keep him in your prayers as well. :)
It was amazing to see the programs. I was going through a hard time this week. Like you had said in your letter of just knowing I don't have the energy to do this the way I want to. So I just wanted to be home and sleep! But reading the things I've written home and hearing from so many how they love it and it's helped them, has yet again made it more real that whether it's the amount you want it to be or not it's still something and it still affects others no matter what.
I love love love you!!
Thank you always for all your love and support it means so much to me!
-Sister Young