So - as the title suggests, I got to talk to Aaron on Christmas! On December 23, his dad called me up, and was like, hey Britt, I talked to Aaron today to set up a time to call, do you want to be in on the phone call?? Uh, DUH!! I almost peed my pants. So he let me know what was happening, like what number to call, and what time etc. LOVE his dad. Seriously, his mom and dad and siblings are like my second family, they're sooo great! So, I waited and waited until 4pm on Christmas Day... Then I called up the number. The first thing I heard, after his mom and dad, was a, 'hey Britt.' I almost died. I really did. I haven't heard his voice since November 13, 2007. A little overdue? Yes. Anyway, so it was me, him, his mom and dad, his brother, his brother and sister-in-law, and his sister and brother-in-law. It was so great. We got to talk to him for 45 minutes. His family is great, and Aaron is amazing. He's doing so well! It's way cold up there in Ferndale, and they're on foot, but Aaron is so optimistic about everything. For those of you that know about his toe, it's doing much better. It doesn't hurt anymore, just looks gross. Haha. Ok, so this was more of a post to write about how excited I was to talk to him, but he is doing well!! I love my best friend!! So so much!! Only 10 1/2 more months!!! I can hardly wait! I'm so incredibly proud of him. Oh, Aaron Daniel Rogerson. I love you!
Our lovely Aaron, finally wrote me a letter after a month of being intentionally mean and not sending me one. Ok, I take that back, it was not intentional at all on his part. He's super busy. Especially since he's now a trainer!! Yes, that's right, our little Bear is growing up :) Aaron has been transferred to the Ferndale 1st Ward in Ferndale, WA and is no longer in the Deaf Branch, which means no ASL. He misses it, but still loves the work! And, like I said, he is a trainer! His greenie's name is Elder Carlson, and he is from Springville, UT. Their area is huge and covers an Indian reservation and they are on bike/foot. Aarons says, "All the odds are towards us having a rough time, but we just are having a blast. I even have a twisted ankle, but we are out all day and we're fine. :) The Lord really takes care of me." They had a baptism on Sunday, and Aaron says they should have more in the future. I'm so proud of Aaron, and all that he is doing. He is loving the work! Oh!! One important thing I forgot to mention... November 14 was Aaron's YEARMARK. He comes home in less than a year, and I can't wait. He sent some photo's but I'll have to put them up later. That's all for now, keep Aaron in your prayers :)
Just a quick note. Bear's trainer is in my ward, and is my FHE dad. He was over here last night and we were just chatting, his mission came up, as it always does in BYU ward 'getting to know you' questions. It was discovered he went to Washington, then to Everett, then I was like, what? Do you know Elder Rogerson? And he was like, Rog? Yeah! He was my greenie! I almost died. So then we had to exchange pictures and laugh together at Aaron's antics. Not going to lie, I cried when I found out he knew Aaron. Only 1 year, 1 month and 1 day til Aaron gets home!
So, I made Aaron a dearelder site when he first left, but it's not very personable, and I haven't been keeping it up to date at all. So I figure, why not just start a blog for Aaron? It's all the rage now for missionaries to have blogs, so I'm just joining the trend. First, let me introduce myself. My name is Brittanny and Aaron is my very best friend. We have been best friends for about 3 years now, and I love him so much! He has been there for me through thick and thin, and I am so proud of him! Let me tell you a bit about Aaron. His birthday is August 25, 1988. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 2007. He received his mission call in August of 2007, and left for the Washington Everett Mission on November 14, 2007. He is currently in Lake Forest Park, WA and is serving in the Deaf branch, signing ASL. He is loving it out there. In one of his letters a month or so ago, he told me that he didn't want to come home, he was loving it so much. Aaron and I have been through a lot together, and it has been so great to see his growth through his letters. I am close with his family, and still visit them. I just wanted to get a post done in order for his new website to have something on it. I'll add more stories from his letters another day, as well as some pictures. (Blogger is being lame when I try to add them right now, so I'll come back to that.)