Sunday, May 11, 2014

Feliz Día de la Madre!

Watch this video with a box of tissues!

Today was a GOOD day!  We got to speak with Elder Chriss!  I love being able to Skype with our sweet Elder!  I miss those dimples!!!  Oh how wonderful modern technology is.

He was so happy and so upbeat!  He was Skyping from a wonderful member's home.  We even got to speak with them as well as his companion, Elder Gabriaguez.  Their son will be opening his mission call on Wednesday.  They were so sweet.  It is wonderful to be able to speak to some of the people that are taking such good care of our missionary!  

He and his companion were so excited about being able to Skype, they went out and purchased a camera for the computer.  None of the members had one and they were both bound and determined to be able to see their families.  

He loves his new area.  He just doesn't like his new form of transportation.  The rusty old bikes just aren't cutting it!

We talked for quite a long time.  It was funny because once in a while he had a hard time remembering certain words in English.  About half way through we were able to add Michael and Lindsay into the conversation.  I can't tell you how wonderful it was to have all of us together laughing!  It's the best Mother's Day present a mom could ask for!

He promised me that the next 9 months would go incredibly fast!  I am hoping that his is true.  

It is going to be a long 7 months before I get to Skype with him again.  Christmas is a long way away!  But hey, after that it will be just over a month until he is home!  Time is such a tricky beast. One minute you think it has stood still and the next minute is speeding by.

We are so very proud of Elder Chriss and his love for the people of Buenos Aires!  He is definitely not the boy he was when he left 15 months ago.  He is a confident, strong, young man.  He loves his Savior and his Heavenly Father!

Thank you for everyone's support of Elder Chriss.  He feels your love and prayers and can't wait to see you all again!  He reminded everyone to keep those cards and letters coming.


Love those dimples!

His companion, Elder Gabriaguez and the member that will be opening his call on Wednesday

So fun to have the family all together! Priceless!

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