Monday, October 24, 2011

Rainy rainy day!



Hello, Family!

So, I felt a little bad because I didn't have a TON to write about this week - but, from your emails, I've got lots to talk about!

So, this past week at district meeting, I received MAIL!!!!!!!! Thank you Linda , Laura, Elder Garrett, and Elder Harless for your letters! Elder Garrett didn't send me his mission address, though - could someone get me the Tampa FL mission home address, please?

On Wednesday morning, I said goodbye to Sister Fraser - I assume she made it safely back to Guyana. Then, I picked up my new companion from the airport! Sister Danielsen is from Colorado, but she's moved around a bit here and there. She has an older brother and an older sister, and is the first in her immediate family to serve a mission. Elder Austin was also transferred away - to Guyana. Thus, Elder Jensen's new companion is Elder Meredith, from Georgetown, Guyana.

This past week at correlation, President Nicholas asked those in leadership positions in the branch and the missionaries to begin working with the less active members. There's about 80 or so members in our branch, and about 25 are active. So, more or less, we have our work cut out for us here! Sister Danielsen and I are going to be working with the Young Women, in addition to the less actives we've already been working with. It's a bit difficult though, for there's not really addresses around here - so, we have to go find them, literally.

The biggest bit of news from this past week - besides transfers - is...WE HAD INVESTIGATORS AT CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time since I've been in the field, we had investigators at church! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Every week, Sister Fraser and I would pray and pray and PRAY that our investigators would be able to make it to Church. However, all last transfer, nary a one walked through the door. So, this past week, Pershama and Valerie came, along with another member we've been asking to come back! (they live with her). I was so excited! They seemed to enjoy it and we have another appointment with them this week. Yes!

Otherwise, we're planning on dropping a few people this week. It's sad for me because I love them, and I want them to progress so badly. As the saying goes - you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

As stated, I didn't have a ton to say this week - but you all asked some wooooonderful questions, so I will answer them!

JeanMarie! Okay, here is some leeetle advice. Memorize My Purpose, the First Vision, and the invitation to be baptized - preferably in your mission language. I assume they'll have you memorize those in the MTC, so it's better to memorize them beforehand so you can work on improving yourself in other ways! I think it might be useful for you if you obtained a copy of True to the Faith in your mission language, so you could start familiarizing yourself with gospel terms in German. I can't really think of anything that I wish someone had told me, but I do wish I had read/studied more of Preach My Gospel Ch. 3 and "treasured up" the scriptures listed for each point. Ps, how long are you going to be in the MTC?

Sarah, I'm glad you found the blog! To answer your questions...I used a hair dryer while in the MTC, but haven't really used one since being here. Sandals are an ambiguous thing here, haha. If you do get any, they can't be open-toed, and if you want to wear them proselyting, they have to look nice. But, with how muddy it gets and the significant amounts of broken glass everywhere, I'd say it's better to forego them. However, I have this pair of Merrell Abyss shoes - they're like pseudo sandals, and I LOVE them. You can check them out on Zappo's. For jeans...I sent mine home when I left the MTC (you will need them in the MTC, though), so I have shorts - but definitely bring some if you want.

Mom, we walk and take the bus to get to our areas. All my shoes are comfortable :) Haha, no matter how much bug spray we put on, we STILL get bit. Ah well!

Delia, thank you so much for your emails! I'm glad you're enjoying the updates!

Diane, I'm receiving emails from Lucy's mom, so no worries there. Thank for you always sending me Liz's!

Love you all!

Sister Brisson

Oh yeah, I attached pictures! One is of Sister Fraser and I at the airport, another is of our district from this past transfer, another is of Sister Danielsen and I.



CURRENT ADDRESS INFO:

You can email me at rachel.brisson@myldsmail.net (because I can receive but cannot respond to your emails, please include your mailing address so I can write you back!). You can also continuing using www.DearElder.com for the cost of a stamp, or you can write me at the mission office address:

Sister Rachel Anne Brisson
West Indies Mission
PO Bag 543
Valsayn
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago

So, you asked for my new address. Here it is, but be aware that letters can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to get here. Please write me emails - I can print them out, so it doesn't eat into my internet time at all. If you want to use it, here it is:

PO Box 923
Gablewoods Mall South
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia 00124

You can also send packages to this address, but it's the same deal. DHL and FedEx are the fastest, but you have to have a number. Since this goes up on the blog, I'll send the number to Marcia, and you can ask her for it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Transfer Transfer

Good startling news, everyone!
So, this past week, I got my transfer call. I had to wait until Saturday to receive it, and I was DYING - the anticipation was killing me! And so, here is what I was told:
"Sister Brisson, you are staying in Vieux Fort."
Yes!
"And you will be training Sister Danielsen."
Er....what? Wait, what??
After that, I was preeeeettty much in shock. Dualistically, I think, "of course I can do that!" while thinking "well, don't I feel rather inadequate. Like, really really inadequate." I have no idea how often this happens in the mission field - training after being out for only one transfer, that is. I'm nowhere NEAR the missionary I want to be - how can I lead someone else to become who they want to be? Don't get me wrong - this is what the Lord wants, so I'm going to do it. Whom He calls, He qualifies! And...He won't ask us to do something without making a way for it to happen. I feel humbled, though! Very humbled. Pray for me? :)
And so, Sister Fraser leaves on Wednesday to go back to Guyana. Needless to say, I'm going to miss her. She has been such an example to me of what it means to endure to the end. I hope that when my time ends here, I can be like that - still working up until the last few moments.
Well, the biggest thing I've realized this week is that it's hard to start living the gospel and following your Savior if you don't get the support at home! It's hard to focus and follow on spiritual promptings when things are going haywire around you. That's something I hope to work on this transfer - helping our investigators to be strong in the face of no support and/or adversity. They're never alone in this! The Savior is right there by them, and I want to show them that. Parents, thank you for always supporting me.
Ah, I had a great teaching experience this week! So, Sister Fraser and I have been teaching this girl named Valerie. She doesn't seem terribly interested in the lessons we teach, but she hasn't told us to go away yet so...we're still teaching her, haha. We were teaching her the Plan of Salvation, and talked about how we are ALL preparing to meet God. ALL of us. And at the moment we began talking about it, a thought popped into my head - "How can I help her SEE this?" And literally right as I thought it, the most wonderful analogy rolled right off my tongue! I asked her, "Valerie, what do you do to prepare to go out with your friends?" She laughed at first, but after prompting her, she came up with a lot of things. And then I asked her, "so, what would happen if you skipped or didn't do one of those things? If you didn't shower, or do your hair?" She said she'd be embarrassed. And I said, "exactly! If you don't do those things, you will be embarrassed. And if you don't do the things to prepare to meet God - or you skip some steps - it's going to be a little embarrassing." After continuing on with the lesson, I said "Someone had to teach you what to do to prepare when you were little, before you could do it yourself. Likewise, the Savior has shown us what we need to do in order to prepare."
Now, this might not seem like a huge experience - it probably looks like something that a missionary would do every day. However, I was so, so grateful for that experience. You see, since leaving the MTC, I haven't felt like I've been able to come up with useful, personalized analogies.
Being bereft of them made me feel, to be honest, a little lonely! So, having that experience helped me to remember that as I have the desire to help people, the Holy Ghost will be there - because, you know, that analogy definitely wasn't my own!
That's about it! I love you!
Love,
Sister Brisson
Dad, if you need to make more room on my laptop, you can delete my documents. Just don't delete my music :) I hope you're having a good time! Also, the Riehles as the stake reps? That's so perfect! Alisha, please find that picture! I'll have a favorite scripture next week, Mom, I promiseeee.
Diane, I thought the code was optional! Also, why am I now hearing about some things that transpired a month ago? Hm? PS, I don't know if my sister Linda has been able to forward my emails to Lucy and Liz...would you be willing to take on that task? :)
DIANA SOLORZANO HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad it went well! Haha I think about that parody all the time. I haven't mailed any letters yet...d'oh! But I have written them, though!
Alright, bye for real!

CURRENT ADDRESS INFO:

You can email me at rachel.brisson@myldsmail.net (because I can receive but cannot respond to your emails, please include your mailing address so I can write you back!). You can also continuing using www.DearElder.com for the cost of a stamp, or you can write me at the mission office address:

Sister Rachel Anne Brisson
West Indies Mission
PO Bag 543
Valsayn
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago

So, you asked for my new address. Here it is, but be aware that letters can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to get here. Please write me emails - I can print them out, so it doesn't eat into my internet time at all. If you want to use it, here it is:

PO Box 923
Gablewoods Mall South
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia 00124

You can also send packages to this address, but it's the same deal. DHL and FedEx are the fastest, but you have to have a number. Since this goes up on the blog, I'll send the number to Marcia, and you can ask her for it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I totally forgot about Halloween.



Helloooooooo Family!

So, as the title says, I forgot that Halloween is coming up at the end of this month! Oh, what focusing on the work does to your mind!

Also - I opened my email and gasped at my inbox. Holy moly. Thank you alllllll for your mail!

Alright, I'm attaching pictures RIGHT NOW so I don't run out of time later! All of them are from a few weeks ago, except the one of the Dunkaroo's. Now, I find you asking - Sister Brisson, why did you attach a picture of Dunkaroo's? I will tell you. I haven't seen Dunkaroo's in a store since I was like 8 YEARS OLD. I thought they didn't exist anymore! But they do! In Saint Lucia. And I have photographic evidence.

I hope those attached. If not, I'll try again next week.

One thing I've noticed this week is that I really need to work on the analogies I use when I'm teaching investigators! In the MTC, I could think of analogies so easily! For example, I'd usually give the analogy of being hot and cold for agency. I'd say - because you've felt cold before, you can better appreciate a beautiful summer day, right? Except - winter doesn't exist here! So that's an analogy I have to toss. Another one that has to go - for talking about baptism by proper authority, I'd give the example (as taken from the District) of if an ice cream man pulled you over and tried to write you a ticket, you'd tell him to go away. But if a police man pulled you over, you wouldn't tell him to go away. Why does that one have to go? Very few people drive here, d'oh! And there aren't a lot of ice cream trucks around...

So, here is a better analogy I thought of this week, for when we teach our investigators about reading their scriptures daily. It's like...bathing! You can't bathe once and expect to stay clean! You have to shower daily, or you will get stinky! And if you don't read your scriptures every day, you will get spiritually stinky. Haha, I hope I see a dramatic rise in commitment keeping with this new analogy.

I find out on Wednesday where I'll be going for my second transfer and who my new companion will be. Sister Fraser leaves next Tuesday :( I'll let you know next week. For now, hold off on sending any mail to St. Lucia, if you were thinking about it. I know wherever I end up is where the Lord needs me, but I do hope I stay in St. Lucia next transfer.

And speaking of it being my second transfer soon - goodness! Time seriously flies right by. I feel as though my time here in the West Indies will run out before I know it. I'm working so hard on making ALL of my time productive, since it goes by so quickly.

Also, something I don't think I've mentioned before - I actually come home in March 2013, not February. Just a lil note.

I just re-read what I wrote and I realized I haven't said anything substantial about this week. Well, things are plugging right along with our investigators. They usually keep at least one of their commitments, which Sister Fraser and I are so grateful for. It is an exercise of faith for them. However, they aren't coming to Church. That's the rough part. We pray earnestly that they'll be able to come and have a great experience, but they haven't as yet. We did, however, talk to Tyson a few days ago and he said yes to a baptsimal commitment! YAYYYYYY!

Another thing - I didn't realize how much it would mean to the dear sisters in our branch to have sister missionaries. We're the first set of sisters that have been assigned to Vieux Fort, and as we've worked with the sisters here, I've been touched by their willingness to help us out with teaching.

Dad, I'm excited for that MTC activity! I sent home my MTC schedule to Marcia if you want to take a look at it.

Anyways, that's about all I have to say now. I love you!

LOVEEEE,

Sister Brisson

Post Script time!

JEAN MARIE, CONGRATULATIONS on your mission call! AHHHHHHH, that is so exciting! If you have any questions about anything, I'm not sure how helpful I'd be, but don't hesitate to ask!

Lair-n Trout, I love you. Thank you for your email! Rest assured, I do miss coming over to your apartment at all hours of the night!

Diane Ellison. Ahahahahahahahahahaha. Oh my goodness. Alright. Tell your roommates about your goal! That way, they can help you or at least be aware of what you're trying to do! As to my new sleeping habits...I don't know if I can give you any useful advice. It still takes me a little while to fall asleep, but I snap awake at random points during the night. Sooo...yeah, not much help. But I love you. Also, St. Lucia is 238 sq miles (27 miles long, 14 miles wide). St. Martin, though, is ONLY 36 SQ MILES (6 by 6 miles). Tiny!

MOM, could you send me the recipes for Lazy Woman Lasagna, Yaco Tacos, and Meat Loaf? Or Marcia, you could send those as well. Alisha, could I get milk toast, please??

NIck, thank you for your letter! I've definitely noticed those things as well.

DIANA SOLORZANO, I know you haven't gotten mail from me yet...but PLEASE email me and tell me the rest of the story! You left me at a cliffhanger!

Ryan Sheldon. Write me a letter, will you? I'd love to hear from you. Same goes to you, Sandro, if you see this! I want to know how your internship went and how school's going.

Lastly....JACOB. Write me! Rachel Ostler's the one who has your television. Go claim it!

K, bye for REAL.

CURRENT ADDRESS INFO:

You can email me at rachel.brisson@myldsmail.net (because I can receive but cannot respond to your emails, please include your mailing address so I can write you back!). You can also continuing using www.DearElder.com for the cost of a stamp, or you can write me at the mission office address:

Sister Rachel Anne Brisson
West Indies Mission
PO Bag 543
Valsayn
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago

If you want to send packages, please contact Marcia Van Camp for details, 703-473-7300 or myownshuriken@gmail.com




Monday, October 10, 2011

Another little email!

Hello Family!

Thank you so much for your emails this week! Happy Birthday, Casey! I'm glad that all of you enjoyed Conference and are doing well!

Well, this week was...haha, I don't even know what to say! A lot of our appointments didn't go through, so we did tons of contacting and taught lessons as we did so. We're always striving to find more people to teach, for you never know when you'll find someone who's ready for the gospel!

I believe I mentioned in my last email that President Gamiette was visiting. While he was here, he gave a fireside for our branch about Jesus Christ - I wish I had brought my notes with me so I could tell you more about it! We had quite a high turn out from our branch despite it being later in the evening.

Now, what do I mean by it being later in the evening? Well, it gets pitch black around here at about 6:30 PM. Then, there's only a few buses running after that point, so sometimes it's a little hard to get to places.

Mom, you asked how hot it is here. It is SO HOT. Right now, it's the hurricane/rainy season. Degree-wise, I can't really say how hot it is. It's sort of like Virginia in August. Apparently, everything will cool down after Creole Day (at the end of October). We also get random, quick rainstorms here and there. It's windy, which sometimes helps - but it also means my hair gets a little out of control :)

So, a few of you asked what stuck out to me in this General Conference. Here's one thing - A SECOND TEMPLE IN PROVO?? AHHHHHHHHH! I wonder when it will be completed! And another temple in Paris! Ahhh so exciting!

Otherwise, a LOT of talks stood out to me. I loved D. Todd Christofferson's talk. I went and read the chapters in Alma he spoke of - about Nehor and Korihor. Things definitely stick out to you differently as a missionary. A lot of people don't believe in sin, no matter where you are. Yet, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and He will ALWAYS call His children to repentance. ALWAYS. I recommend everyone goes and reads Alma chapter 1 and 30. Go do it.

Ah, so many talks I'd love to expound on, but I'm a bit short on time. I also rather enjoyed Elaine S. Dalton's talk. I loved when she said "I loved trying to follow my father's every footstep - and I still do." I thought of you, Dad, when she said that. I love you.

I'm still trying to think of a favorite scripture! I have many scriptures which are near and dear to my heart - so it's difficult to choose just one that will go a plaque that will follow me for the rest of my life! I'll hopefully have one by next week. And for a picture...my friend Diane took a picture of me that I used when I sent in my mission papers, but I'm not sure how you'd be able to get that. Alisha, do you still have that picture? I emailed it to you for you to resize back in April.

Anyways, I'm plum out of time I love you all!

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE,

Sister Rachel Brisson

PS - I haven't mailed any letters as yet! I hoped to do so today, but it's a holiday and the post office is closed....:(

PPS - I'll get any mail that was sent to the mission office at zone conference in a few weeks! Just so you know!

CURRENT ADDRESS INFO:

I have officially left the MTC, so you can email me at rachel.brisson@myldsmail.net (because I can receive but cannot respond to your emails, please include your mailing address so I can write you back!). You can also continuing using www.DearElder.com for the cost of a stamp, or you can write me at the mission office address:

Sister Rachel Anne Brisson
West Indies Mission
PO Bag 543
Valsayn
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago

So, you asked for my new address. Here it is, but be aware that letters can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to get here. Please write me emails - I can print them out, so it doesn't eat into my internet time at all. If you want to use it, here it is:

PO Box 923
Gablewoods Mall South
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia 00124

You can also send packages to this address, but it's the same deal. DHL and FedEx are the fastest, but you have to have a number. Since this goes up on the blog, I'll send the number to Marcia, and you can ask her for it.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hey!

Hello Family!

First off, I apologize if I sounded like a space cadet in that last email. The internet hadn't been working, and so I had to rush. If it didn't make any sense, please forgiveeeee meeee.

Dad, I will think of my favorite scripture + a picture and I'll send that to you in my next email. I did receive Mom's email, so no worries there. Mom, I didn't get to watch the Relief Society broadcast. We'll hopefully be able to watch it in a few weeks and/or read the talks. We will definitely be able to watch General Conference, though! I am so excited for it - what will they say? I also wonder how watching it as a missionary will change my perspective.

Also Mom, I'd like you to know that I have yet to receive a peelingly bad sunburn! I wear sunscreen every day, don't you worry.

I know my emails aren't long, but it's difficult to write sufficiently long correspondence, so I hope that this one will be a tad longer!

For food...I haven't had a chance to try tons of Saint Lucian cuisine. At most restaurants, you can get some variation of a rice + beef/chicken dish. There's usually some type of gravy or sauce on everything. They also have this pepper sauce, which is super super spicy. Oh my, it will make you cry! They also give you huge portions at some restaurants for very cheap, which usually equals out to be two meals if you take it home. We also have KFC and Domino's, the lowest of the fast food food chain. There is a place called the Jamaican Patty Shack, which I LOVE. I try to convince Sister Fraser to go there all the time. But, more or less, we cook for ourselves. Sister Fraser is an awesome cook!

Well, we are still working on finding more investigators, in addition to the ones we're working with. I'd much rather be told flat out that someone's not interested than have them say yes and not mean it. Let me tell you about Tyson! I think I mentioned him in my last email. Tyson is still in high school, and we've taught him the Restoration and the Plan of Salvation. We'll be going over the Gospel of Jesus Christ this week. He is just the sweetest kid. So far, he has kept all of his reading commitments! He's so earnest and inquistive. He hasn't been able to come to church yet, though! Please pray that he'll be able to come this week, family! We're inviting him to be baptized in our next lesson, and I'm so excited to talk to him about it.

President Gamiette is visiting Saint Lucia this week, and he'll be giving a fireside this evening to our branch. I'll let you know how it goes!

Well family, let me know what details you'd like me to fill in and I'll try to answer them in my next email.

LOVE YOU,

Sister Brisson

PS - friends! if you haven't received return correspondence, please don't let that deter you from emailing me again. It might take two weeks to two months for you to get something from me...:)

PPS - Diane, I think I know that guy you're talking about! We had a sociology class together. Ahahahah. I love you. Thank you for writing me every week!

CURRENT ADDRESS INFO:

I have officially left the MTC, so you can email me at rachel.brisson@myldsmail.net (because I can receive but cannot respond to your emails, please include your mailing address so I can write you back!). You can also continuing using www.DearElder.com for the cost of a stamp, or you can write me at the mission office address:

Sister Rachel Anne Brisson
West Indies Mission
PO Bag 543
Valsayn
Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago

So, you asked for my new address. Here it is, but be aware that letters can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to get here. Please write me emails - I can print them out, so it doesn't eat into my internet time at all. If you want to use it, here it is:

PO Box 923
Gablewoods Mall South
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia 00124

You can also send packages to this address, but it's the same deal. DHL and FedEx are the fastest, but you have to have a number. Since this goes up on the blog, I'll send the number to Marcia, and you can ask her for it.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jokes on you!

Hello, family!

So, parents - Elder Gibson knew who I was right away when we first met.  He said I look just like the both of you, combined.  He has been telling me some stuff about our family history over these past few weeks, which I love hearing about!  We thought it'd be funny to just act like we hadn't made the connection and see what you said.

PS, I'm mentioned on the mission blog.  Here are the two entries:

http://thewestindiesmission.blogspot.com/2011/09/missionary-work-its-all-in-family.html (about the crazy family connection)

http://thewestindiesmission.blogspot.com/2011/09/wim-welcomes-fifteen.html (please ignore the fact that my picture is randomly the biggest)

Ahhh, I ALWAYS feel like I have so much to tell you, and no time to do so!  This week, we had a district meeting where we talked about goals for the district and what we can do to improve our work as missionaries.  Then, President Gamiette interviewed each companionship via Skype.  The next day, we had a trainer/trainee training, also via Skype.  What did this mission do before the internet?  We had about 7 or so countries all skyped in.

So, you asked for my new address.  Here it is, but be aware that letters can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to get here.  Please write me emails - I can print them out, so it doesn't eat into my internet time at all.  If you want to use it, here it is:

PO Box 923
Gablewoods Mall South
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia 00124

You can also send packages to this address, but it's the same deal.  DHL and FedEx are the fastest, but you have to have a number.  Since this goes up on the blog, I'll send the number to Marcia, and you can ask her for it.

ALRIGHT.  So, this week, we have been working working working on finding investigators.  Many people are willing to listen, but sometimes, that's the extent of their interest.  We've been working with Merlisa, and have started teaching her sister Evanelle as well.  Sister Fraser and I have been teaching them about baptism, and why it is vital.  I began to study it out further, beyond the scope we had discussed with her before.  I wanted her to understand it, to see the WHY, not the what.  And oh my!  The lesson went so well.  That is what truly wakes me up as a missionary - when I have studied out a concept for my investigators, and present it to them, FOR THEM.  I love doing that!

Let me tell you about another investigator.  His name is Tyson, and he's in high school.  We contacted him on the street and asked him if there was a time we could come talk to him.  He said the next day!  So, we met with him.  His uncle is an atheist, so Tyson pegged with his uncle's issues with Christianity.  Now family, I don't think I've told you before, but I love talking to people who don't believe in God!  I LOVE IT.  I didn't get to tell you - while I was in the MTC, we had a zone teaching where someone played an atheist friend of theirs that they knew well.  It was one of my most favorite lessons I've ever taught.  I totally cried about Nietzsche and how much his writings actually strengthened my testimony.  With Tyson, some of his questions pertained more to the Plan of Salvation, so I can't WAIT to have that lesson with him.  I can't wait!

Now to answer some questions!  I haven't tried a ton of Saint Lucian food, but from what I have had, it's really good!  The area we're in isn't super tropical - lots of it looks like home, with a few palm trees and beaches thrown in for good measure.

Ahhhhhhh, I'm out of time.  Family, I love you so much.  I know this gospel is true.  I know the Lord loves us, and wants us to return to him.  I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored.  I know that The Book of Mormon is the word of God, and EVERYONE needs to find that out for themselves.

LOVE YOU!

Sister Rachel Brisson

PS!  Diane and Diana, I've written you back.  I hope you receive it!  I'll mail it in the coming week.

Some last minute advice for any outgoing missionaries!  The Scrip Pouch scripture case that I bought in the MTC Book store is AMAZING.  Get yourself one.  It's water proof, and doubles as a purse...ahhhh I love it.  East 5th skirts don't wrinkle!  Andddd I bought these Merrell Abyss shoes, and my feet NEVER hurt when I'm wearing them.

K, for real - love you all!  Bye!