Elder Dees w/Mission President-Pres. Cannon and his wife and Elder Dees first companion-Elder Kurtz

Elder Dees w/Mission President-Pres. Cannon and his wife and Elder Dees first companion-Elder Kurtz
Elder Dees w/President and Sister Cannon and first trainer / companion, Elder Kurtz

Monday, December 31, 2012

COLD...But I Shouldn't Complain

Subject:  Cold But I Shouldn’t Complain


Hi Elder Dees!

How is my favorite missionary  :)?  I hope the work is continuing to progress for you all.  You sound like you work hard and I couldn't be happier.  You have such great potential.  I'm thrilled you have read the Book of Mormon 5 times on your mission.  You should write down the date you finish it in your scriptures and keep up w/the times you have read it.  Of course, you have to live it or it is really read in vain.  I'll start mine tonight.  I did read that article you committed me to read about exercise in the Ensign.  Now I have to "DO" something about it.  Thanks for telling me about it.  I stay so very tired but I know exercise will help curb the tiredness.  (eewwww, Pippin is under the computer desk in the kitchen and he stinks to high heaven)  He still follows ME EvErYwHeRe!!!!  Drives me nuts.

Don't be overdoing on your exercising.  Moderation is a good guide in anything we do.  You had said you were going to see about your hips.  Anything?  Did you go?  Hopefully things have self corrected and there is no need for any treatment.

The new year is upon us.  Write down a few resolutions.  I will to.  Of course we don't have to wait for a new year to come around to set a goal and work toward it but the new year is here and so time to pen some goals and work on them until we need to reevaluate and strenghten our commitment.  What is a goal of yours?

Well 2013 is the year you will come home in but you need to be diligent in working hard these next 8 plus months.  Don't be a slacker.  I'm sure your mission already has those.  Don't be one of them.  Elder Bennett Maxwell has already been out for 1 year---crazy.  

I'll be sending you a few articles and letters in the next day or so.  Just for you to read and learn.  Just stuff I've come across and love.

We are a bit cold here but not as cold as you I'm sure!

We are still not having much progress on the house.  We are S L O W but I can't take it much longer.  Just going to set it back up and move on.  

I hope you are increasing your testimony.  It is nice to see you mature.  I hope some of your gaming and playing habits before you left will be minimal when you return.  Anyway, I guess I'm saying I think you are more focused and that is a nice change.  

Your brother turned 22 a couple of days ago.  Seems weird.  He is still at Melissa's till maybe next Sunday.  His classes start on Jan. 7  as well as Madison returns then too.

I have to go met w/ Sister Patsy Davis.  She was released and I was called as the Second Counselor in the Stake Relief Society so I've got to go and meet.

Please don't do anything you shouldn't for the new year eve.  

Be sweet.

I do love you Elder Nicholas Dees.

I'll drop a letter to you this week.

Love, Mom

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