Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alex's Twelfth Letter from the MTC

Hola Familia!

This letter will probably just be response to a bunch of stuff. First off I got to see Parker yesterday for a split second but it was still way cool to be able to see him give him a hug and wish him luck in the MTC. Mom I am so sorry. I either am just rushed for time when I am emailing and I tend to forget to tell you stuff but the other day I got two shots, the second part of my HEP and the DTAP it came to $109. And yes I have tons of bug repellent and Sunscreen.
I swear I already told you how I was able to catch the grand finale of the fireworks at the 4th July already, but no, pioneer day was just a normal day in the MTC. I am happy to hear the Leavitt family is still doing activities even when I am gone. Sometimes I felt like I was the only one wanting to go to all the picnics and other stuff when I was home haha. That is sweet you are finally starting that garden. I remember when dad first got the book. I don't know what sister Gallups address is. She just drops it in my box and it doesn't have an address on it so maybe if you could get that for me I will send a thank you to her, but yes I will send more thank yous. The Griffins sent me a little letter with a 25 dollar check in it so I will probably send that home at some point. It was really nice of them. If you could send this to Kira for me it would be awesome thanks

Hey Kira!!

Thank you so much for that package you sent me! It was way nice of you and I basically ate it all within the first couple days of receiving it. I feel bad for taking so long to respond and thank you but I have a limited time on this email so Ii kinda had to wait for a slow week so I had time to write you. But ya it was a way nice surprise and I thank you again. I am glad to hear that you, Justin and boys are doing good. From everything I have heard you have been having a crazy busy summer. Those ones are always the best ones though and you come out with more good memories rather than a layed back summer and you don't remember what you have done at the end of it. Tell you right now, this is my craziest summer and I probably won't forget it haha. Ok so created this way of getting the rep and image of Mormon out to the world in a new way. If you go there it is like a Mormon face book, and it is really cool. And you can watch some videos of people. There are like maybe 12 to 11 videos of people and it is like I am a blah blah blah and I am a Mormon haha. But they are way cool to watch and there is one video I thought you would appreciate and I loved it. There is a guy with SMA. It was so neat, he is super successful has a family and it just made me so happy to watch. Maybe you can watch it too. I thought you would like to. It just made me way happy thinking about Evan and everything. I know I don't talk about it much but just thinking about him and everything he has gone through already and what he will go through gets me a little emotional its just crazy. But seeing how you and Justin have handled everything it amazes me. I honestly don't know if I would be able to have done everything you two have. But watching that video just made me so happy thinking about him I don't know why it had such a strong effect on me but what ever, along with that video I went to the temple on Tuesday and in my endowment session there was a man in a wheelchair and he didn't have the use of his legs. Now he didn't have SMA but it was the first time I had seen someone like that in an endowment session. It was so neat to be able to watch him and some ordinance workers be able to help with everything and be able to enjoy the temple. It was so neat for me to be able to witness that. I think you have noticed more than anyone else but I guess I am a little more emotional than Ben and Brandon. Haha it is frustrating some times but I guess it is fine. I just try putting on a tough face but with some stuff it just doesn't work. I love you so much Kira you are such an inspiration to me and to the whole family. I look up to you so much more than you know.

Love your little brother,

Elder Alexander Leavitt

Hey mom, if you want you can ask Kira if you could use some of the stuff for the blog or something, if you do don't make it too embarrassing for me ok haha. Well like I said on Tuesday I went to the temple. That is basically the only exciting that has happened to me since the last time I wrote. I love the temple so much. Even though it was smaller than any other temple I have been in the spirit is the same in any temple you go into. I love being able to just sit in the temple and think. It was such a nice escape for me to leave the MTC, leave all the studying, all the Spanish, and just sit there. Think about life where I am now and where I want to be in the future. How I can make myself better and have the spirit guide my thoughts and hopefully tell me where god expects me to be and how I should get there. The whole temple is based around charity and I love it. Then I read in Peter today and the last verse in 1st Peter gives us just a simple way of living our lives. I don't have time to write it so maybe you can look it up. I love you all ya bye

1 comment:

  1. Lisa, I'm glad you sent me his blog address again. I have it somewhere, but was wondering recently the address, so that we could take a look. It's fun to read and see how he's progressing! Thanks for sharing!!