Monday, January 26, 2015

I am all sorts of out of words and all over the place today! I put a coconut oil mask in my hair this morning. And I just realized that I haven't washed it out. It's... 4pm now! This week was great, honestly. It was like a reall well-formulated movie, with plot twists, a climax, tear-jerking moments, buss-laughing moments, actiony bits, shake-your-fists-at-the-screen-in-frustration moments, tender moments... this week had it all. Which is kind of cool :) (looking back now anyway).

This week I learned:

-How to navigate Centennial, CO WITHOUT a GPS. Not as hard as I thought. Lots of planning in advance.
-What it means to actually "treasure up the words of eternal life" (David A. Bednar, Becoming a Preach My Gospel Missionary). And I, Sister Bush, would exhort ALL Y'ALL to do the same.
-That when one door closes, a couple other ones might opened. Keep your eyes peeled, Ladies and Gents! Miracles are afoot!
We'll talk next week, ok? Ta-ta!
Love youuu
I met a cat. He was huge! His name is Mango :D.
I helped pick apples. Newww experiences around every corner!

xo, Sister Bush

                                                -Making peach-almond jam 

-The sisters serving in the Denver stake

It's really funny how much can happen in a week...
This week was... interesting (aren't they all, though?)
I swear this whole week I've been composing and recomposing this letter that I'd be writing today.
And now I'm sitting here in this library... trying to find words.
Highs and lows this week were.... high and low.
Both kind of weigh on me, where I feel that they're important things....
but they feel.. kinda not worth writing out.
How about this: what I've learned this week.

Let's start there.
-This week I have learned that I am not bulletproof.
-I have learned that it's "okay not to be okay."

 Ether 12:27
27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give‍ unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace‍ is sufficient for all men that humble‍ themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak‍ things become strong unto them.

 -I've learned that things need to get done, whether or not you feel you can do it.
So you do it. And it gets done. And you feel silly after. But THAT is potential realized.
-That's been a blessing in and of itself.
-I've learned that it's totally possible to have your heart smashed and still smile.
-I've Relearned just how loved I am.
-I've realized how much I care about the wards I've served in.
-I have felt the Spirit testify to my heart of the Plan of Salvation.
-I've been ministered to by angels on earth. People placed in my life to help heal. Crazy, right?
-I remembered just how much I love cotton candy.
-I've received hugs that I needed
-I had the opportunity to serve and minister to the aching hearts of those I love.
-I learned from Sister Hardy on exchanges. SO much.
-I talked. A lot. Don't know if this is a good or a bad thing... but I did.
-I've identified my Achilles heel as a missionary, and have taken active steps to strengthen this.
-I learned to make a list that's supposed to be about 1 thing, but ended up being about... not one things. Organization, Sister Bush c'mon haha!
 I'll talk to you next week okay?

Love you all
 xo, Sister Bush

-Speaking of Harry Potter, this is Slytherin the snake!

-After Quidditch practice

Annie and Margaret's baptism was this past Saturday. It was small, but incredibly powerful.
Also, we got a 50 out of 50 on our car inspection at Zone Conference. It was Sister Lee's last, so we tried to do it up big. We got everyone in our zone to wear blue that day :D.... well almost everyone anyways!

I love you!
xo, Sister Bush

I was in the bible dictionary this week.
Think charity.


The highest, noblest, strongest kind of love, not merely affection; the pure love of Christ. It is never used to denote alms or deeds of benevolence, although it may be a prompting motive (1 Cor. 8:1; 13:1–4, 8; 13; 14:1; Moro. 7:47).

"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort, of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words- but pouring them all right out- just as they are- chaff and grain together- certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them- keep what is worth keeping- and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away." -Dinah Maria Mulock

 1 Timothy 1: 5

5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

We are all products of charity... right? That thought came to me just now, and I don't know if that seems... underdeveloped or something, but to me it seems to ring true. We are surrounded with opportunities do be an answer to someone else's prayer.
That's all :)
I love you ALL.

                                  -Need food servers? "Ask the missionaries!"

 -Panton the Mancun. Biggest kitty I ever dun did meet


Does everyone realize this?
Talk of the week goes to Elder Holland: 

Love you sooo so much

-Semi-not-really surprise birthday party with the other sisters in the zone. Cake and all :')