11 April 2016

'Hello' is what he called this week's letter

Last night a friend of ours asked me if TMFKATB's mission had gone by quickly or slowly. With the stunningly patient and mighty fine SML away on her ten day "I'm sick of Connecticut" tour with her sister, I answered the question solely from my perspective. One word was all it took: quickly. I am amazed at how the time has flown by. Wasn't last Monday's update posted five minutes ago? No, it was seven days ago but it feels like it was just a second ago. I did caveat my answer since we got him home for three weeks for the "Gastrointestinal Tragedy Recovery Tour 2015." I'm the first to admit that made the two years easier to bear. That said,  in all honesty, it really has passed by so much faster than I ever anticipated.

I mean, here we are again, another Monday, and another update from TMFKATB. Not to sound like a broken record, but his letter was another good one. He got to lead another leadership training session in Spanish and loved it. He's challenging himself with some of his personal study. He's stretching himself as he works and serves. That's not a bad thing at all. As he put it, "I just really enjoy the work."

I had to laugh at the title of his weekly email, "Hello." I knew it was not an homage to Adele. He probably has no idea that she even released a new album, as missionaries find themselves in a cultural vacuum during their period of service. That said, there's a missionary-themed spoof of "Hello" floating around on the interwebs. It's pretty clever. Take a look here if you want to check it out. For those of you behind the Zion Curtain, trust me if TMFKATB turns up on your doorstep, he won't bust out into song. I promise.

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