Angelina told us that she's taking the picture of us at her baptism to work with her so she can "look at it always." So cute!!
We taught Sabrina (a woman we've been working with for a while now) about the word of wisdom. I thought she'd totally reject it, but...she loved it. She has committed not to drink for a month and came to church yesterday. She went FULL TILT. Lipstick, heels, the whole nine yards. It was her first Sunday. She told us she loved it and will keep coming.
My Thanksgiving was...a normal day. We had lunch in Santa Monica and then a birthday party with Ignacia, Paola, y Olga. Ah. I love them.
This week we found a lot of new people and they all seemed to have the same thing in common: someone in their family died recently. Usually as a missionary we face this topic a lot, but this week was more than usual. As we taught them I thought about my family a lot, and how grateful I am that when someone dies we have the knowledge to move forward and try to be better.
A thought that has crossed my mind a lot during my mission is how my parents were able to send five missionaries out on missions and when they returned they all got married in the temple. Maybe it's because in my family we see a bigger picture. If you want the truth I'm grateful that my brother Aaron was a part of our family for those short nine years. He led the way for the rest of us. Speaking for myself, I see no other goal than the temple. I want to be with my own family, forever.
Love you all! November FLEW by for me, but it was a good one.
XOXO Hermana Brinkerhoff