Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I can tell in his letters he is spending a lot of time studying Spanish.  His grammar is getting worse....and knowing Spanish some, I can see it is translation problems.  He is definitely beginning to think more in Spanish!

HEY MOM! To answer questions, I am fine, yes, a lot of studying and learning. I only have about 50 pages left in the Book of Mormon. Spanish is going well, I hate the subjunctive, as does everyone else in my district. Food is pretty good, I have to say my favorite would probably have to be the hamburgers. GO AMERICA! I got the package slip on Friday, I am excited about the chips and dip.

Now onto my life, the good old studying and teaching and learning of my day to day life. I was really excited that we got to watch General Conference this weekend, it was spiritually uplifting and a break from the rigor of our normal schedule. I do have to say I got a little homesick at the Priesthood Session, because I didn't have my dad there next to me and it just felt a little weird. And five guys, I could use a good burger right now. But of the talks at Conference I liked President Uchtdorf's from the Priesthood Session, it was about looking into yourself and seeing if you are good, for the lack of a better word. It caused me to look into myself and just have a check up and wonder what my weaknesses are.  I also loved the story from Elder Bednar's talk, I am beginning to like him more and more, because we hear a lot from him. I was so greatful for the opportunity to watch general conference and I would like you to read the talk from Elder Uchtdorf in the priesthood session, it was fantastic. 
I love you mom, I loved the video of Lathen, I miss him so much. I still haven't received Lilly's letter, but I look forward to it everyday. Tell everyone that I love them. Two more weeks in the CCM, woot woot!

Dear Dad,

How are you doin dad? Thanks for the Dear Elder letter, I got it last week, and I read it whenever just to hear what you have to say. I can say that I am not eating as well as you (there are some strange Mexican foods), but every Tuesday we eat like kings, Costco pizza, ooooooohh yeah. 

I just wanted to write you to tell you how much I love you and appreciate what you have done for me in the first 18 years of life.....even through all my numb-skull knuckle headedness. El CCM is fun, same days though, which kinda stinks. My Spanish has been coming along very well and I am excited that I am going to speak it.  My email to mom has all my specifics, but I just felt like I needed to write you too. I love you dad and I think you are awesome.

Elder Atkinson ( the younger more handsome one)

1 comment:

  1. Aahh, the letter to his Dad. ♡ Made me cry.