Transfers have come upon us again and I regret to announce that Sister Talbert will be leaving Hartford. She is heading to the Stones River Ward, which is in Murfreesboro! I am excited for her and the adventures she will have there, but she will be missed! It is sad watching her go around to the different homes and say goodbye. I'm glad I won't have to worry about that for the next 6 weeks.It seems like we have just been party-ing this past week. This is what they mean by mission FUN and not mission WORK. We had a zone conference where the first half was all spiritual goodness and the other half we had a scarf exchange (ties for the Elders) and a white elephant gift exchange. I ended up with a bowl full of candy, so of course, I was happy. We shared some family traditions and I shared the almond in the rice pudding. Later that week I was in a member's home and they had old Christmas pictures out. They had one with all the kids and the oldest daughter dressed up as St. Lucia (as in Kirsten from the American Girl dolls!) and we talked about Swedish traditions. They also did the almond, but apparently finding it meant that you would be married within the next year. A couple days later the member made rice pudding with an almond and when no one found it, she dug through and plopped the portion with the almond on my plate! I'd much rather take the $20 rather than getting married within the next year!
As for me, I'll be training yet again! I love training even though there is a lot of responsibility with it. The best part is seeing how much they grow and progress. I can only imagine Heavenly Father's excitement for us when we in turn grow and progress.