friday was a really hard day for me and so i didn't get the chance to update but i did get to go to the temple and do sealings and that was really good because i had never done those before and the sealer was hilarious! and im truly grateful for my companion kersti spjut!
"those two sisters over there were mission companions and they're still together!" -the sealer
well, im here to finish off the last few days of canadian adventure!
started off the day really well by visiting this awesome family! renee lost so much weight! but then again, when we first started visiting her, she had barely just given birth. and omg, zai zai is still as cute as ever! i love him! he is such a sweetheart! just look at him smiling over there! her husband and second son is not in the picture but her husband is still as nice as ever (he invited us to have lunch with them since he was eating before he had to head to work but we already had a lunch appointment to go to after) and the little one (who was just born when we started visiting them in october) is 10 months old now! ahhhhhhhh. crazyyyyyyyy. i cannot believe it! we were just talking and catching up and omg, renee is still as golden as ever! and before we left, she asked if i would say a prayer together with them and zai zai folded his arms to get ready and i almost cried! it was so sweet! praying with them felt so great!
off to alexandra road to meet bro. leung for lunch and omg, he brought us to this restaurant that had super super super super tasty food! i cannot even describe it. the 味道 was just so good! and he ordered SO MUCH and made us take the rest of the stuff home! we had lunch and dinner appointments and more every single day and so we ended up giving the leftovers to the sisters and im sure they enjoyed it. lunch with bro. leung was interesting as he spent a long time telling us his love story and telling us that he believes that it is possible to develop love after you get married instead of falling in love and then getting married hahaha. and he kept lecturing me about getting a boyfriend. he was like 'beautiful girl like you why boys don't ask you out' hahaha. i want to know too hahaha.
and then we proceeded to richmond center to meet up with clio and it was really good! she asked me all about why i wanted to serve a mission, how i feel it has changed my life, what i have learned and how has it been adapting to regular life.she's so great!
and we got to go see helen after! so when i first got to richmond, the sisters told me that helen was out of town and i was so so so sad! but they had me take down her number anyway and told me to call her towards the end of the week. well, it was wednesday and two days before i was leaving vancouver and so i decided that i would call and at least leave a voicemail, even if she wasn't home. well, helen answered! and apparently she had been home all week! and so i immediately made some time to go see her and oh man, it made my life complete!
but, appointments with helen are never short and so we ended up being half an hour late to dinner with the zhongs!
i love this family! they are so amazing! we had dinner with them and sat around their dinner table and chatted and it was just so good! felt like family!
headed over to the public market where they had fresh fruits and vegetables and tons of really good pastry shops and bakeries. i loved that place! and there was this man playing the accordian and his music just made me feel like i was in paris. omg!