Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A birthday he will never forget!


You wouldn't believe what happened the morning of my birthday. My district and I bought a pig to butcher and for it's meat. But long-traumatizing-story-short, we killed the pig on my birthday. And now, our fridge and freezer is filled to the brim with pig meat. It was a pretty intense experience; one I hope to never have again. I do though have a ton of pictures of everything that went down. However, I'm not entirely sure if you'll want to see them because they're all quite gruesome. Well anyway, that's one of the crazy things that has happened to me this week.

 While on the mission, especially while learning a new language, it gives one a lot of time to go over one's life. If there is anything I've learned here is that family is important and needs to be cherished and never taken for granted.

Well pops, just know that you were awesome to me and I have every humble bragging right to say that I had an amazing Dad who took excellent care of me, my mom and my siblings. I really do look up to you and I believe that you are a great man. I look forward to seeing you again in 22 months time, but until then, just know that I love you and I thank you for all that you've done for me.
          Hey Mom, just know that you were the best mom I could have asked for. You've done so much           for me and I'll never ever forget your kindness. I sincerelly miss your kindness, compassion, understanding, and everything else that you unreservedly gave to me.
Avec amour, ton fils
Elder Gonzales

1 comment:

  1. You are an amazing young man . Your parents did an amazing job raising you. I'm glad you had a wonderful gift on your birthday. It is a gift many of us take for granted every day. I love reading your entries and am very proud of you . Keep up the posts and thank you for spreading the word. Love ya.