Dear family,Flowers are EVERYWHERE. This land is gorgeous and I wish I could share the beauty with everyone back home in the desert. Truly beautiful, breezy, cool, sunny, colorful weather here. I wouldn't mind living here when I am retired.
Here is the story of M, I cannot write justice for our experience with him. It is just not possible BUT I know what I wrote will be enough to make your day.
There is this man who was contacted last transfer who is probably in his 70's. Fun fact: his mother who is 93 is still alive! So anyway he is in C-Bud just about once a month and HE calls US when he is here because he loves the sisters. Jasný. SO we met him today. On first contact he kissed our hands and complimented us. Then we asked if we could go to a Kavarna (cafe in English, I think..) and he said sure. As we walked he often put his hand on our backs to guide us along and he put his arms out to stop us before the street we crossed. Verrry kind-like. a straight up grandpa. Once we got to the Kavarna we chatted for a little to get to know each other and he was so cute! He stopped me a couple times and complimented my Czech then blushed and sat back in his chair. As he spoke and as he agreed, he would tap Sestra Behunin's wrist, hand, or knee as he spoke. He also did the Czech arm rub multiple times. As we explained the Book of Mormon, he was so accepting and so believing in it. He loved Moroni's promise and would hold up or scoot the Book of Mormon towards-facing the right way-as we spoke about it. So nice and sweet. THEN....climax time....he said he had something for us before we ended. He reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a Harmonica. A Harmonica! He asked us what we wanted him to play and since we dont know any Czech music he started playing a Ceske Budejovice song and the Iowa song called 'Going Home' and also Silent Night. We were in a kavarna and he was so awesome to play for us. Climax #2 when the worker asked if we were done he jolted up to pay. He moved so fast in such a motion that it made all 3 of us jump. So he paid and Climax #3 He kissed our cheeks. Our cheeks so sweetly! We were laughing at how sweet and lively this man was. He kept blushing! Then while walking us back to the building where we met he managed to grab my hand once, direct us across the street by guiding our backs, and kissed our cheeks again!
That is the story of M. We are excited for next time. He said we have to take a picture and we said we have to record his Harmonica playing.
Also I looooved skyping with you all! LOVED it! I was so pumped for the work afterwards! Thanks for being an amazing family.
Mother's Day Skype Call - screen shot: