Date

April 9, 2017

Sent By

Mom

5:30 A.M., SAY WHAT?!

Hey Bridge,

First I have to tell you how sorry I am that I didn't get a letter off to you in the mail. I got my letter on Friday and all I could thing about is how disappointed you must be when you check your mail and there's nothing there for you. There is no excuse for it and I am sorry. I won't let that happen again. You will have a letter weekly from now on. I absolutely love getting your letters. It makes me smile. Thank you for that.

Another uneventful work week. Same stuff just different day. Nothing worth mentioning.

Friday night Mad spent the night. Bridge, she is so cute. She just comes in and plays and is so comfortable here. We went outside and sat with our feet in the pool. She walks around on that little step and has no fear. I swear she'd go right in if I wasn't sitting right there next to her. She loves it though. When it warms up I will be swimming with her a lot I have a feeling. We came in and ate spaghetti for dinner then I gave her a bath a read stories. She crawled right up in my lap and just snuggled and was so cozy. I loved it. 💕 She was easy to put to bed, went to sleep no problem.

Saturday started with Mads waking up at 5:30! Yes, you read that right 5 freaking 30! She was ready to get up and start the day. Ugh...😩 I have to admit I let her play with my phone for a bit cause I just wasn't ready to get up yet. Once we were up we had breakfast and played for a bit. Then dad and I took Mad and Finn to the park to feed the ducks. Mad threw an entire piece of bread into the lake for the ducks! Hilarious! 😂 She climbed the jungle gym, went down the slide (which she wasn't a fan of btw) and played on all the other toys there. Then we just walked around and looked at stuff. Dad took a ton of pics so between the both of us we will send you some. Shaun and Cecile came and got her around 10:00. I tell you I love that little girl so much. She is happiness for my heart.

After Madsie left I did my Saturday cleaning then got cleaned up and went and did a little shopping. I found myself a cute shirt and summery dress at Old Navy. Got some gold sandals too, pretty cute. Looked for something for you but didn't see anything that would work with g's. I did get you some goodies that I will be sending in a package this week. I am going to sending directly to your apartment cause I want to guarantee you'll have it by Easter. After shopping dad and I met Tom and Joanne at Tia Rosas. I hadn't seen Joanne in about a month and let me tell you she has lost a TON of weight and looks amazing! She still has quite a bit to lose and has lots of loose skin but seriously she looks so good. They of course asked about you. They absolutely love your letters and are so proud of you.

Today at church we got two new counselors in the bishopric. Bishop Archibald is still there but Christensen and Ahlstrom got released. Brother Walker (he's older, prob late 50's) and Brother Saunders got put in. Don't know if you know either of them but anyway that's the news. Next Saturday is the ward Easter party at the park at the end of our street. They will have face painting, some games and an Easter egg hunt. Of course breakfast will be served too. I invited Shaun, Cecile and Madeline. It should be fun I guess. You know how ward parties go.

With Easter coming I have been reading articles from the Ensign and came across this:

I think of how dark that Friday was when Christ was lifted up on the cross. On that terrible Friday the earth shook and grew dark. Frightful storms lashed at the earth. On that Friday the Apostles were devastated. On that Friday the Savior of mankind was humiliated and bruised, abused and reviled. I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world's history, that Friday was the darkest. But the doom of that day did not endure. The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst of the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind. Each of us will have our own Fridays – those days when the universe itself seems shattered and that shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death – Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come. -- Joseph B. Wirthlin Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

I love this. It is such a great reminder that no matter how bad things are or get there is always tomorrow. We can start over because of our Savior. How blessed we are to have this knowledge that we do. How thankful I am for Christ's atonement and for his life.

I am thankful for you my beautiful Bridgett. You are a special girl who was sent straight from heaven to our family. What a privilege it is to be your mom. I am blessed beyond measure. You and your brothers bring constant joy to my life. ⭐️ Thank you.

Love you forever,
Mommy 💜
xoxoxo

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 2:30 PM Bridgett Hilton <bridgett.hilton@myldsmail.net> wrote:

Haha, yeah it's pretty disappointing Lol jk...

I can't believe how huge she is. Does she say sentences? Loved all the pictures!! 

Holy cow!! Define the "TON" of weight Joanne has lost!! i gotta see her!

Fun! Are Shaun and Cecile actually gonna go to the ward party? That'd be fun!

Aw, love that!!

Thanks




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