Thursday, August 29, 2013

68 days left!

So if anyone has been paying attention to my countdown that doesn't exist anywhere but my head, my report date has been moved up! I now leave November 6 instead of November 13! There have been some visa issues with people getting to Mexico the week of Christmas and so some rearranging has happened and now I'm leaving a week earlier!

Overall I am very excited to go on a mission but I really hate missing out on things and not being in the loop and so leaving friends, family, BYU etc for a year and a half may kill me, but then I remember that there are so many blessings that come from living in this technological age where my friends and family can email me and not only email me but send me pictures of all the wonderful things that are happening in their lives, like WEDDINGS, BABIES, BAPTISMS, WEDEDING DRESS SHOPPING, GRADUATIONS, TV SHOWS(hint, hint you all know who you are) and then care packages can be sent to me (hint, hint) or normal wonderful letters. What a blessing and then I remember I will be just fine just like when I went to BYU two days after graduation and thought I wouldn't make any friends but I have made GREAT friends that will be there forever! I've been very, very blessed.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I hope my Spanish gets better

Melinda was able to get a video of me opening my call and so here it is....
 I was just a little anxious/nervous/excited/terrified/super happy/shocked that this was happening in MY life/every emotion on the planet if you can't tell by my shaking hands but I was so so so so relieved with my call and that pause before saying where I was going is because my eyes read faster than my mouth can talk and I had read Mexico, Heavenly Father truly inspired whichever member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles that assigned me because Mexico has truly been where I have wanted to go pretty much my whole life and now the way has been opened that I can do that and I am so excited. I know that Heavenly Father loves and knows each one of us and if we pray to Him, He will hear and answer our prayers.  November is still a few months away but I am patiently waiting.