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December 31, 2013

Elder Madsen's last weekly email of 2013:

Hey Mom!

It's funny. I really don't know what exactly to write this week. I always have that problem after the calls home. But I can't complain. That call was exactly what I needed. It was great. It was awesome to see you guys and just to talk to all of you and make fun of Darcie, and tease Marissa, and to know Marcus is just as goofy now as when I left. Though, I still can't quite believe he's eating all these new foods. I mean, toast? Seriously? I'm still in shock.
It was great though. Honestly. It was the best part of my week. And the best part of Christmas. I miss you guys. Only 1 more call though. Crazy, eh?
The rest of my day and week was highly uneventful. Nothing happened. Until Sunday. When Elder Owen and I got in a fight. And that was stressful. But we worked it out. Which really means, he's gone and I'm staying. So. We're good. I think we'll be able to part ways as friends. So, I guess t…

Paragliding in Lima

To ring in my 40th, I went paragliding. It was exhilarating and I loved it. My instructor told me he's done this for 18 years.

Service After the Floods

These are pictures of Elder Madsen giving service after the summer flooding in Calgary (2013).

Broken Leg

Zach broke his leg playing soccer (August, 2013). Actually, it would be more accurate to say he shattered his leg playing soccer. He now has 2 permanent metal plates in his left leg. He was in a cast and on crutches for 6 weeks. He had additional surgery in November to remove PART of a screw (it broke inside his leg). He's had a lot of therapy and says he occasionally limps.

Elder Madsen

This is my favorite photo of Zach from his mission. He is currently serving a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Calgary, Alberta (Canada).