HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I can't believe 2016 is over! Where does the time go? What an amazing year! I can't really describe what this year has meant to me. Here in Denmark people go crazy with fireworks. Here you can set buy and shoot off some really big fireworks! Much bigger than back home. Instead of people going to a fireworks show the whole city kind of just becomes one for the night. The steady rumble of explosions started in the afternoon and kept building until .
At Elder Howes and I stood in our slippers, wrapped in our blankets, out on our teeny tiny balcony. Everywhere we looked there were flashes of light and explosions of bright colors! A full 180 degree panoramic view of fireworks. The same thing was happening on the other side of the apartment too. We sat there watching fireworks for a long time, cheering in the new year. At some point every flash of light was a memory from the past year. I remembered days and places and people. Different adventures and events. Victories and lessons learned. It was so cool. Every bang made me remember something new. To list them all off would take way too long. Too many treasures, experiences and friends, that I love. This was such an incredible year and out there on that balcony was the perfect way to end it! I am so proud of the progress I've made and the progress I've seen in others. Progression really is contagious. I'm so grateful for Jesus Christ and the Gospel and the church. Nothing else in the world is this helpful!
I couldn't help looking forward to 2017 as well. It will be a year of transitions. A year of new adventures! I'm excited!
I love you guys so much I'm always happy to read about what is happening back at home! You're the best! :)