Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dreams..and a few other things

I have very...special dreams, I suppose you could say. I have had a problem with nightmares since I little girl. I would cry and scream in my sleep, I would talk and walk around..all sorts of things. However in the midst of all the awfull dreams...I have had some very vivid ones. I have had dreams of inspiration for my personal life. Last night I had one that really opened my eyes. I think I will record it in my personal journal, not on my blog. But I was just thinking about another way that Heavenly Father works. How amazing it is that he can "send me a message" through something as simple as a dream. I also had a very strong feeling of his love. It reminded me that he really does know each and every one of us personally, and watches us and takes care of us and wants whats best for us, and he will do what needs to be done, to help us to return.

After my dream, I decided to make some changes in my life...they wont happen over night, but it will happen. I bore my testimony in spanish without help for the first time since I moved here. It was short and simple. I simply stated what I knew to be true. It was a big deal to me.

I had a nice talk with my friend about life and all the things that we have to deal with in our teenage years. I am so gratefull for her.

I played with my nieces and nephews that came to visit.

But I think today more than anything was just a "thinking" day for me. I really thought about Jesus Christ, and the church, and my family, and my future. I dont often have days like this, im always on the go. Heavenly Father knows me and loves me. And this Sunday that is what im gratefull for. I am happy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Church Friends

Joselyn-Cami Cordozo-camila, me, feli, and maile

Camila being super silly, and feli..well being feli!

(Fede, a friend sitting next me, not sure what kind of pose im pulling off ajaja)

I love my friends from school. I am very lucky to have some pretty amazing ones. Friends that both I and my parents trust, who help me, not put me down. However nothing beats a good friend from church. There is something special about friends from church. Its like once you become friends you become family. Now of course im not saying that doesnt happen with friends outside of church...but theres just something a little more to it.

Feli has been my friend since I moved here. She speaks wonderfull english and is so much fun to be around. We are ALWAYS laughing, and giggling, and telling jokes. We know what the other person is going to say before they even say it, and ive definatly missed my friends in Florida who I have the same connections with.

Camila I met at EFY. She lived abroad for many years so of course went to an international school and learned perfect English. She too is Argentine, but reminds me so much of home. We got a long so well at EFY and have been friends ever since.

The three of us have had sleepovers, and gone to dances, and spent all day playing Just Dance 3 on the wii. We talk about boys, and church, and clothes, and all the girl things you could think of. We have seriouse conversations and pointless conversations. They have really been great to be with. I have met some other great people through both of them as well and we have all got a long just great. We go to church firesides, and movies, and many things together. Its been a blast.

I could never replace my friends in Florida. Its utterly impossible. But it is so wonderfull to have amazing friends here. Both in school and out. I am very blessed, and I am gratefull everyday for the help I have been given while living here. Everyday it gets a little bit easier and better.

And if ye love me...keep my commandments

I pretty much love the website "pinterest". I love finding new ideas for clothes, hair, nails, YWs, workouts...pretty much everything now that I think about it. I have to say I actually use it quite often. My wonderfull youngs woman leader here is very nice about having things sent from the States because her husband often travels back and forth. Recently I saw the cutest idea to make golden plate scripture quotes made out of hershey chocolate squares.

The young woman in my ward all pitched in to help make the 22 that needed to be made for our zone leader missionaries. They were actually very easy to make and turned out so cute! Along with those I printed off a quote that I just love that says "Missionary- Someone who leaves there family for a short period of time, so that others may be with their family for Eternity." I just love it.

I always want to do something for the missionarys but it can be very tricky. There are lots of rules and regulations that have to be followed. So I was happy that I was finally able to do something! I cant wait to give it to them!