Sunday, January 1, 2012
I'm so excited to be leaving on my mission on February 1st. On my brother's birthday coincidentally. "Happy Birthday Bro!" I received my call on Oct 12th and I have a total of 3 1/2 months to wait. It seemed so far away but now when I only have a month left, It's Crunch Time. Now suddenly I feel behind on my packing list! But in the back of my mind I feel that everything will be ok and that it will all work out in time. Part of me is sad to be leaving my family, friends, and a world that I'm so comfortable in. A part of me is so excited to be meeting several new friends in the mission field. Part of me is nervous for the language, the heat, and the Huge Spiders! Part of me is grateful for this opportunity to grow closer to Heavenly Father and to help those less fortunate. I'm also grateful for my loving family who keep me strong. I know that I will never get an experience like this for the rest of my life and that this mission will prepare me for the things to come.