Friday, March 28, 2014

can't hold babies?? hold an iguana!

Well this week i decided that i'm going to change something about myself... read the following story from President Packer.....

"My life was changed by a saintly patriarch. He married his sweetheart. They were deeply in love, and soon she was expecting their first child. The night the baby was born, there were complications. The only doctor was somewhere in the countryside tending to the sick. After many hours of labor, the condition of the mother-to-be became desperate. Finally, the doctor was located. In the emergency, he acted quickly and soon the baby was born, and the crisis, it appeared, was over. But some days later, the young mother died from the very infection that the doctor had been treating at another home that night.The young man’s world was shattered. As the weeks wore on, his grief festered. He thought of little else, and in his bitterness he became threatening. Today, no doubt, he would have been pressed to file a malpractice suit, as though money would solve anything. One night a knock came at his door. A little girl said simply, “Daddy wants you to come over. He wants to talk to you.” “Daddy” was the stake president. 

The counsel from that wise leader was simply John, leave it alone. Nothing you do about it will bring her back. Anything you do will make it worse. John, leave it alone. This had been my friend’s trial. How could he leave it alone? A terrible wrong had been committed. He struggled to get hold of himself and finally determined that he should be obedient and follow the counsel of that wise stake president. He would leave it alone. He said, “I was an old man before I understood and could finally see a poor country doctor—overworked, underpaid, run ragged from patient to patient, with little medicine, no hospital, few instruments, struggling to save lives, and succeeding for the most part. He had come in a moment of crisis, when two lives hung in the balance, and had acted without delay. I finally understood!” He said, “I would have ruined my life and the lives of others.” "

Sometimes it's hard for me to let things go. I don't feel like it's huge things in my life, but rather the little things that just bug me!  I want to let the little things go. leave it alone. 

Fun Facts:
1. SDSU is in the sweet 16 and it's definitely march madness around here!! haha seriously there has been SO much traffic from the games! we can tell that there are tons of visitors around because everyone is driving like they've never been here before... hahaha
2. we did a booth on SDSU's campus with the LDSSA club and we got an Arabic referral! that's a big deal around here
3. i have said three prayers in Sacrament meeting in 5 weeks. dang.
4. we've had pizza EIGHT times since the last time i emailed you! seriously EIGHT TIMES!!!
5. there is a homeless guy that sleeps in the gym where we play sports in the morning... they don't know how he gets in the church, but sisters aren't allowed in there until the elders come
6. i got sick last week. i've had three colds on my mission so far
7. we played volleyball last week for pday and we all practiced jump serving! haha
8. At mutual the young woman were learning how to draw with charcoal... so I told them to draw me! haha. well one girl said a few minutes later "i started drawing you, but i got bored, so i started drawing eve." hahahaha WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ABOUT MY FACE!!?? haha
9. we have a member in the ward that has a 20 pound iguana and i decided that i was going to hold the beast... i've changed a lot on my mission.... hahahaha

Quote that i looooove...... "Good people bring out the good in people."

Okay, don't party too hard fam! 
You guys look like you're having a blast! :) haha
i love you!
sister barfuss

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