Monday, June 22, 2015

Sister Kramer: Kept Safe

Bailey's letter today was really personal(I edited it)...I never knew of her worry about Superman before she left...Going on a mission took even more courage than I realised...Heavenly Father really does watch over us all and keep his promises....

Hey Dad Happy father day i know its a day late but we only get to email on mondays :P 

i want to let you know that when people ask me why i am serving a mission i tell them about that sunday that you pulled me aside as we were walking home and you said ..........that I should serve a mission not just because it will bless you and the people you meet but it will greatly bless this family..."
i was so scared that day i never wanted to serve a mission i had never prayed so much in my life before! I didnt want to go because i was scared that if i went on a mission that something would happen to you and i wouldnt be there to help mom and my siblings but Heavenly Father is one amazing person I promised with him that if He kept you safe that i would serve with all my might and that day we attended the temple i knew that you would be okay and then when i was able to call home on mothers day .............. i knew he would keep you safe!
i know that because i am serving a mission this family and you are protected blessed and watched over so much! Dad you are why i serve because i dont have to worry whether or not you are safe because God is watching over you so that i can put my whole self into His are my Rock thank you so much Dad.

"14 months on a mission and I'm still not a morning person " :)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Love Les

{Dad, always wanted us to call him Les, but it never worked}
 Dad never read to me from the Bible or took me to Church, the only praying he ever did happened over Christmas dinner, if relatives were present. None of that stuff was ever for him.
Dad was not a religious man, but Dad taught me much about Christ-like love.
Dad was a well-educated man, but whether you had a degree or not, didn't matter to him. Dad was a gifted and talented musician, but teaching others to play was his favourite, whether performing in  Junior High Auditoriums, or Carnage Hall , his love of music was the same. Dad lived in trendy, upscale Orange County but even 50 years there, hadn't removed a bit of Beena's upbringing.
 Status, Abilities, Position, Religion, Race, Who you love, Background....Dad didn't care. Dad simply loved people as they were and where they stood. He was friendly, kind and engaging. He made others feel important. 
Dad lived simply and simply loved. Dad taught me how to love.That example teaches me more than any verse or prayer could.
I miss you.
I love you.
Happy Father's Day, Les.
{Nice BANGS Kelli, 1994}

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

But I'm Fat.

I realized I haven't found the time recently to blog like I used to...I need to change that....

I have meant to share this for a week or so, but the words and time didn't come...

Superman and I sat in our favourite doctor's office recently and after several minutes of chatter, Superman words spill out. My weight...people misunderstand and judge my physical appearance...they think if I just eat better, dieted, exercised...people think I'm lazy....

I've known for a very long time how much these things have bothered my sweetheart...But this was the first time he's found the words and courage together, to tell someone else....

The truth and kindness that came from our doctor's words, simply amazed me.

There will be no judgement here. You are not a lazy man. People don't understand your illness and the obstacles you face or the choices you have had to make for treatment...There is no amount of willpower  in this world that can overcome your medical challenges. That would be like asking someone to do a 30 metre high jump......

Do the best you can with eating and exercise. But know this, there will never be anything but empathy and understanding in this office.

Empathy and understanding, yeah I think we all need more of that.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sister Kramer: Amazing Things

{Sorry, Not Sorry :)}
Alright mom we got to talk about my first name...did you know that i was a popular dogs name when you named me bailey because i can't tell you how many dogs that i have run into that share my name and we are now working with a less active how has a dog named bailey and every time she calls him i turn to look you a lucky that i go by my last name on my mission or things would be awkward! :) 

This week has been good we had our last zone conference with president and sister l. It is sad to see them go.
Wolfville is great its hot here that kind of hot the when you walk out side you're instantly sticky so much fun but it is better then the snow.

So i have been studying about the creation these past few days and i can across a quote that i just love its so good you may just faint!
God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity in the cloud, the oil in the earth. He left the rivers unbridged and the forests unfelled and the cities unbuilt. God gives to man the challenge of raw materials, not the ease of finished things. He leaves the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation.
-Thomas S Monson, In Quest of the Abundant Life, March 1988
 isnt that just so good!!

Also i have been reading the doctrine and convents you see how much jospeh smith had to go through he truly swam through deep water. It just lets you know that you can do amazing things when the Lord calls you to do his work.

love you all 
sister Kramer  

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sister Kramer: Pretty Cool, Eh?

This week has been really good I was able to go to the temple again and my companion and were able to do some of my family names they are X5 great 2nd cousins on grandma Lynnette's side it took a bit of digging to find them but it was worth it.

So my new companion is Sister Y and she is from ....... B.C. its near Trail! pretty cool eh? she is only about 7 hours from Vancouver not super far from us! 

Woflville is awesome it is so pretty out here they call it the valley but they think the hills around here are mountains but its so pretty its alot like driving through the orchards of the okanagan but less mountains! i really do love it here. i will send you a bunch of pictures next week :)

the ward here is great super friendly there is about 90-100 out on Sunday.

D. Todd Christofferson gives a really good talk on repentance call the Divine gift of repentance  or Jeffery R Hollands talk remember lots wife it takes in there about letting others fully repent.

Zone Conference is on Wednesday and it will be out last one with President and sister L it is sad to see them go they have done such amazing work here. Our new mission presidents comes on the 28th of this month he is a lawyer from Florida.

Love you guys 
Sister kramer  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sister Kramer: Is Off To...

This week was good. on monday we had lunch with all the sisters in the metro and Sister L which was great. On friday the ward had a talent show it was great on of the bishops daughter played the ukulele and sung a beetles song shes about 9 it was super cute. And then on sunday we got transfer letters about i will be moving to wolfville :) i am excited to go i here that it is super pretty there in the fall. 

The monthly allotment changes from mission to mission but we get about 180-200 a month and that covers food, postage, toiletries, bike repairs, laundry money, haircuts and fast offerings everything else you pay for.
yes i am able to read your blog but just on mondays.     

love you guys 
Sister kramer

*took me a minute or two to find WOLFVILLE..... {opposite coast Halifax}

So I think that's five places in 13 months...

St Johns, NFLD....Sydney, NS....Summerside PEI....Sackville NS....Wolfville NS