Yea, and from that time even until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of exceeding joy of which I taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. ~ Alma 36:24

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Skyping with Em on Mother's Day

Hey Everyone,

This is Em's favorite sister, Molly, blogging from Taylorsville, Utah! Holla! Just kidding... Ok so for reals now, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Vernal with the rest of my family to Skype with Sister Kranendonk on Mother's Day.  We all went to Vernal because that's where our Mom was going to be.  Elizabeth and Eric were nice enough to invite all of us out to celebrate Mother's Day and Abbie's birthday.  Phil and I decided we would drive out and pack up our computer, speakers and sub so that we would all be able to see Emily and each take a turn to talk to her.  We hooked up the computer to the TV so that even when you weren't directly in front of the computer you could still see Em. 

Sometime that afternoon my mom got a call on her cell phone.  And sure enough it was Emily calling to let us know when she would be calling on Skype and also so that we could tell her which Skype account to call.  She said that she would be calling around 5pm her time, which meant 6 our time.  We waited for what seemed like forever before she finally made the call on Skype.  Chloe was about going crazy waiting for the call! As soon as we saw her we all got misty eyed and wanted to cry...ok well at least Mom and the sisters did.  She was able to go to the Bishop's house in order to Skype with us and he told her she could Skype with us for like 2 hours? Maybe he said 4...I can't quite remember, but it seemed awfully generous, but the Visitors Center President said 40 minutes, we found a happy medium, it was a little over an hour. 

It was so wonderful being able to see her face and hear her voice.  She looks absolutely beautiful!  She has changed a lot, but she is still Emily.  Sometimes in her letters we don't always see the joking, silly girl that she is, but to talk to her we definitely saw that.  It was so fun to show Emily the new babies in our family, Jacob and Layla.  We can't wait for her to get home so she can hold them and get to know them better :) We all miss her so much!  We loved hearing her tell stories and share her testimony with us.  She truly is a wonderful missionary, and has an amazing companion, who we are so grateful for.  Emily said that she appreciates the letters so much, they truly help her.  So keep the letters coming for this sister missionary! :) 

Em, we loved being able to Skype with you.  You are so beautiful and you have a wonderful way of bringing the spirit to the conversation even when it's just over Skype. We miss you! Keep up all the hard work!


The Favorite Sister...


Phil, Abbie, Elizabeth, Amelia, Eric, Brianna and Chloe
Elizabeth, Amelia, Dad, Chloe and Mom
Mom Skyping with Em
Amelia and Jacob Skyping with Em

Phil and Layla
Sleepy Abbie
Sister K telling a story
Our beautiful Sister Kranendonk

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