Elder Tucker didn't share any explanation about his diagram, but it's such a wonderful example of how his brain works. He's told us many times that he sees the world around him with like a blueprint overlay, check it out.
It sounds like we may be getting iPads before next Monday. So we read scriptures on them and we will be able to read our emails all week long, but will only be able to reply on our P-Day. This means you can send longer emails as I will have more time to read them and it won't take up my writing home time. Garland leaves for jail today. We saw him a week ago and he was so different. He wasn't quite the same optimist anymore. He was drunk and bitter and last night when we saw him he had come to terms with everything and was excited and ready for when he goes in and has things ready for when he gets out. So a great blessing, he's enduing it well. Mikaya is still progressing and doing well. I brought up baptism again, she's working on learning. She said she knows it's true but that she doesn't want to rush it though. So that is great also.
Elder Tucker sang in church for the first time, check it out. It was so nice to hear, as a mother. I tried to get him to sing when he was at home, he was NOT interested. I think he's discovered a wonderful talent while on his mission. Maybe he'll sing with me one day when he gets home.
It is Elder Tucker's 19th Birthday today. We love him so much. We are so, so happy for him. I'm not sure if I've ever seen A.J. as happy as he is now as a missionary. He has made this transition so well. It's not all easy, but he loves people, he works hard, and he really is a humble servant of our savior, Jesus Christ. We are just giddy about it all. We love him so much, of course we miss him, but we just feel so blessed. Truly the Lord is strengthening him and we have felt so blessed as well. We are so grateful for Elder Tucker's service as a missionary so far and CANNOT wait to talk to him on Mother's Day.
I love the calendar and the pictures in them, they turned out so well. It is just so awesome. I love the pictures of me and Jaxon at the airport when I was leaving, and me with Sandra Grant, the Crete photos are fun: as we are actually all smiling. I love the pictures of our family at the temple. And tell Emily I love her skirt, it looks amazing on her, and it looks like Dallin is wearing skinny pants?! But I still love the photos. You did a really good job on the calendar, I really like it. I love how I have a 4 inch power gap between my tie and my belt on that picture of me at the London temple. I’ve learned to overcome this!
I’m loving these pants that you sent me, they both fit well, there is a non slick elastic band, will help keep shirts from being untucked. I loved the big card you all drew one, thanks so much.
I love you all so much, and I absolutely love the calendar and the picture Jaxon sent me. The golf pants fit great and they are super cool. Thank you so much. I love you!
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