Friday, December 21, 2012

A Little Christmas Miracle

My daughter and one of my Croatian daughters:)
Hey Everyone!!!
This is McKenzie's mom, Kelley. I just wanted to share with you a little Christmas miracle that happened yesterday.
In the main square in Zagreb, Croatia!

This last summer, when McKenzie was in the MTC, a friend let me know that there were some dancers coming to Utah from Croatia for a dance festival and that they needed families to stay with. I quickly called the lady in charge and luckily we were able to have the two most darling girls come stay with us for a week. Their names are Martina and Kety. We had the best time with them. We got to show them all around Utah and do lots of fun things together. They were able to teach us a lot about Croatia. It was quite amazing that we had these two girls staying with us while McKenzie was in the MTC learning Croatian so she could go to her mission and teach the gospel. :)

I was hoping that somehow they would be able to meet up in Croatia, but then McKenzie went to her first area (Sarajevo, Bosnia) and I wasn't sure they would get to meet. We tried to make arrangements for McKenzie to meet the girls when she first got to the mission home in Zagreb,where the girls live, but it didn't quite work out.

This is all of us!!!
When I started thinking about Christmas this year, I decided to send a little package to my two cute Croatian girls via the sweet McKinnon family who were going to Croatia for Christmas. The McKinnon's are family of President and Sister Rowe (McKenzie's mission president & wife). Yesterday all the missionaries gathered in Zagreb for a Christmas mission conference . I had given McKenzie all the info she needed to be able to get a hold of Martina and Kety. However, the missionaries were very busy with mission activities, so I wasn't sure it would all work out.  My prayers were answered when in the afternoon yesterday I got an email from Martina saying that she would be meeting McKenzie in an hour!!! Kety wasn't able to make it since she was taking some final exams:(

Martina said that they had a great time. She said she loves McKenzie's sparkly blue eyes. haha. They had some time to visit and eat a favorite Croatian dessert called "fritule" and then were able to walk around the main square in Zagreb.

McKenzie & Martina
I think these two look like sisters!!! They are alike in many ways. They are both very outgoing and are leaders wherever they are:)

When Martina and Kety were staying with us in the summer, we talked about how it could not just be a coincidence that we all got to meet each other and that McKenzie would be serving her mission in the Adriatic North:) We know that God had a hand in it:) This was the best Christmas present I could have gotten this year!!!

I love my cute daughters (Croatian & American)!!!


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