So...another week has passed...crazy how fast it goes by!!! Soeur Ficquet will be leaving tomorrow to head back to Temple Square. Well, I dunno actually because I just got the car key from the Elders and we are contemplating driving to a MacDo like 6 hours from here to make it impossible for here to make it to her train:) Haha...but really.
We had our last comp inventory last night...it was really cool. I am going to be honest...I grew up having 3 brothers and I love each one of them to death and I wouldn't change a thing about them. And I have 2 wonderful sister-in-laws who I consider my sisters and I love both of them to death too. But when I was growing up...I always wanted to have a sister for my own. And filling out my mission papers, I had the idea in my head that I would come out here to help people and bring them the gospel. And I was always really excited to serve with other soeurs like me...but I never expected to grow as close as I have with each one! Oh la la...I have BEAUCOUP des soeurs maintenant!!! (SO many sisters now!!!) They all have such strong testimonies and it is such a privilege to get to walk along-side them. I am going to miss Soeur Ficquet to death, but I know that she is needed in Temple Square. And she is going to rock it! Soeur Tippett is a wonderful teacher to me and I am truly grateful to be able to be a servant of the Lord along-side the two of them solo and ensemble. They both make me want to be better.
We had our exchanges in Nantes Monday and Tuesday....I got to be with Soeur Richards again, which was awesome. She was sick...and I am now too, but that's okay. I think it was one of my favorite exchanges! Because she was sick and it was raining outside we got to wait inside for a little bit and talk. I talked to Soeur Richards about how its been hard for me to open up to people and be as bold as my other two comps. It's funny because Soeur Richards is shy too and she shared with me some of the same difficulties that she has had...but afterwards Soeur Richards said: "Soeur Nelson, being shy isn't a bad thing. You know that one of your main talents is listening...and that is the best thing that a missionary can be!!" It was awesome! She shared a talk with me that has changed my WHOLE mission! It's called "Be still and Know God"...it is by far my favorite talk! I felt like I could relate to the author SO much. If you ever get the chance...you should read it!
Well...I am sorry this email was kind of short and boring...we don't have a lot of time again today. Things have been crazy with the strikes and stuff going on. There are a lot more rules for the missionaries in both our mission and in Lyon. Thank you for all the love and support...it seriously means the world. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know! Love you!!!