Thursday, February 12, 2009

My COuRse of STuDy

How come I chose Spanish?
Well, it all started long, long ago when TL used to whisper Spanish songs in my ears. In those days, I was all starry eyed and thought it was wonderful.
These days I roll my eyes.
Then 3 years later with two young children in tow-
We headed off to visit the mission.
We spent 3-4 days in Mexico City (not the mission-with friends)
Then 3-4 days in Tapachula (right next to Guatemala)
Then we got stuck in a hurricane for 3 days in a little town called Tuxtla Gutierrez.
Then we went to Merida and Campeche.
It was glorious and I was hooked.
On the food, the people, the language.

Ever since I have had an intense desire to learn Spanish.
But life intervenes, 5 more kids, a business that kept me busy for 8-10 hours a day for 13 years.
Then came the call.
TL was going to be in the branch presidency of a newly formed Spanish branch.
So I volunteered to lead the music.
It would be easy-I thought.... (ha-kinda like patting-your-head-and-rubbing-your-stomach-at-the-same-time-easy)
Fast forward, 13 Spanish credits later and almost 4 years of beating time to the hymns.
I'm even more in love with the language and the people.
Then came the call last week.

Who knows where it will lead?
All I know is that I was so happy when last Sunday someone said to me (in Spanish) that " even though I am white, in my body there was blood of a Hispanic."

And that's why I chose Spanish.


Momza said...

I am so entirely happy for you! What a gift to you all.
My daughter Dani served Spanish-speaking in her mission--loved it and the people --and the food!
I would love to come and visit your little branch! You are PREPARED, WORTHY, and WILLING to serve...well done!

RhondaLue said...

What a wonderful compliment you were given!!! You'll do great!

lusciouschaos said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to read about your experiences in this calling.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I love that you prepared yourself to serve without even knowing that is what you were preparing for. You just thought you were learning a language for fun, and now you are being put to work with it. What a wonderful blessing! I wish you the very best in your new calling.

Also, my husband served in that same mission in Mexico. One more coincidence. :-)

Allyson said...

"As I have loved you, love one another"
Keep us informed!!!

Patrice said...

I'll send the twins over to talk to you . . . they should be fluent within a few years or so!

Alice Wills Gold said... are a Latin lover huh?

Just in time for Valentines. :)