(Hand written letter from Desiree sent Dec. 30, 2014)
So, news of the week! We had transfer calls and I'm staying here with Sister Booms. Backtracking though; this last week was Christmas and it was a lot of fun. We woke up at 6:30 and opened presents. Lots of wonderful people sent Sister Booms and I gifts. It's so kind of people to think of missionaries - especially at the holidays. We were very blessed.
The most wonderful part of Christmas though is getting to Skype our families. My little brothers especially have managed to not be so little anymore - they're young men! Just seeing everyone made me so happy!
It's moments like these that make me so aware of the love I have for my family. I just can't imagine that much love to go away. These feelings are part of how I know of the eternal nature of the family. This much love can't just end - and it really doesn't have to. I can't imagine eternity without them.
If you don't really understand what this means yet, I would invite - and highly suggest - finding out for yourself. It's of utmost importance.