My brother, Jeff, is at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Before he left, he promised me that he would write to me, if I wrote to him.
A little while ago, I wrote a letter to him. A few days later, four members of the family each got a letter from Jeff, but I didn't get one. This made me feel like he had broken his promise to me. I started to have feelings that I did not like very much. Nothing seemed to be going very well. I felt like I wasn't even a member of the family. I was angry with Jeff for writing to everyone but me. I began to feel like I was under the power of Satan.My mom noticed that I wasn't acting like myself. She told me that Jeff would write. He probably had not gotten the letter I sent to him when he mailed the letters to the others. I started to feel a lot better when I knew why I had not gotten a letter from Jeff. I guess if you know why people do what they do, it is easy to forgive.
I prayed to Heavenly Father to be forgiven of my bad thoughts and to help me forgive Jeff 100 percent. When I did this, I felt even better. I felt peace and knew that Satan had no more power over me.
I was really happy when I got a letter from Jeff about a week after my family got their letters. I learned that I have to be patient.