Wow, I am back.
It feels like yesterday I was just posting "OH MY GOSH I AM GOING TO MEXICO." Well, almost a year later... we're here again.
Just to get everyone updated - yes, I did come home.
If you remember in February, I got Influenza for a week or two and stared Death right into the face a couple times. My physical defenses just plummeted from not eating or drinking water for such a long time, and I lost 15 pounds (it was a pro and con). In March - July, I had Typhoid and it . was . miserable. You can't eat anything, you never have an appetite, your bones always hurt and you always ALWAYS have good ol' diarrhea.
I was in my first area, Fresnillo, and I was in the hospital twice. NOT FUN. I was in that area for 8 full months. It was the HARDEST, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually...the whole 10 yards and then some.
I got transferred to the best area EVER, San Luis Potosi. I met amazing people, members, investigators, people on the street - San Luis Potosi has a special place in my heart. I was there for 2 months (about a transfer and a half) and towards the end - hospital time AGAIN! The doctors took like 4 things of blood, I got poked and prodded. The Mission President visited me in the hospital and well... to avoid many details, I came home.
"So Aubri are you like DEPRESSED?"
Yes and no. A mission CHANGES you - the feeling and the Spirit is completely different. I loved Mexico even though it almost killed me, I miss it! To be a missionary is the HARDEST thing you can do in your WHOLE life, but it is so worth it. I do not regret one bit of my mission, I am not shameful that I came home because I NEEDED to do it, I was sick every single transfer and I was dying slowly. (Wow, that's pretty dramatic, Aubri.) Nope, just being honest :) ANYWHO, I love life. It is hard adjusting but trials make us stronger.
I decided that Nacho Libre quotes were appropriate for this post.
ANYWHO, life is good. Especially MY life is good - my Heavenly Father has been SO good to me so I have NO room to complain. Yes I cried like a small child on the plane back to the USA, but that is besides the point. I am in good hands, my physical health is increasing majorly based on the major clean diet my mom has put me on. It is called "Melaleuca" where it is ALL natural type of healthy food and IT TASTES GOOD. It's a miracle and I love it! It feels good to feel physically healthy where your bones don't hurt, you don't have diarrhea every single day, I can actually sleep. LIFE IS GOOD :) The Lord has always been there for me and I have complete trust in me.
I finished my mission, I did what the Lord wanted me to do and therefore...
I am happy.