This one will be short, given that I've only just spoken to you folks a few days ago, but I just wanted to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I actually can't believe how fast this year has gone by, it's crazy. It feels like last week I was walking off the football field following my graduation ceremony. I can already see that 2017 holds such awesome events! Herbert begins his first year as a married man, maybe even pop out a keiki, I don't know. U'i definitely pops out a keiki soon, as well as Ketter. 'IO COMES HOME! I hit my year mark here in Fiji. Kala'i begins his upperclassmen year in high school and brings our paddling team to championships (again). Lehia starts, woah. Holy smokes. Lehia starts high school. I'm actually dumbfounded right now, how crazy is that??? You're starting the four most painful, stressful, nervous-wrecking, awesome years of your teenage life!! It doesn't have to be that, of course, and it won't be for you because you're a good student. Anyways, WOW! Penina gets another year older, healthier, stronger, sassier, and more talented in everything she does. What would this be, fourth grade?? Holy smokes!
What great things this new year has in store for all of us, and what great blessings these things are!
Welp, it's transfer week! I don't know that that means anything for Elder Hariprasad and I, but we have several missionaries dying within my zones, which is sad. Curious to see what next transfer has for us! Hope I get to meet Elder Lee Chip Sao soon as well!
Last night we were able to spend a wonderful night with the Singh family, who'd never celebrated Christmas before! It was waay nice being able to spend time with them, enjoy their company and share a small game and message about the true meaning of Christmas. It was such a special feeling! We were also able to spend Saturday night with the Maiwiriwiri family, man I love them. Apparently, this is the first Christmas in over 20 years that they had no kids, which I imagine is pretty sad. Mom, Aunty Sia said that you were a smart women to have all your kids pretty well-spaced out so you didn't lose them all at once. You have at least another 10 years before Nina goes off to college or something, and by then you'll have heaps of grandbabies to keep you company (because we will all visit more regularly than you might actually be comfortable with, the way you raised us). Anyways, my Christmas weekend was really special thanks to the incredible families in our wards.
SHUCKS, something I forgot to ask of yous on Thursday. If yous are going to Grandma's house today, PLEASE take and send me a picture of the whole family! If not, don't worry about it, just let them all know that I love them all SOO much! Also, don't forget to set some New Years resolutions!
Okay I'm gonna respond to some Christmas emails I got then head out now. I hope yous all had a WONDERFUL Christmas, I know Herbert had an incredible and beautiful sealing session and wedding reception, SO HAPPY FOR YOUS!
Yous have a wonderful week, it was sooo nice to see everyone's face and hear everyone's voice again! Can't wait for mother's day already, haha!
I love you all so much, thank you for everything. Have a blessed week, a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year!!
Au lomani kemudou sara vakalevu,
ham aaplogke bahut pyaar karta hai,
Dou moce, a hui hou kakou, aur fir mileo!