For those of you who haven’t heard yet...
I’M GOING ON A MISSION!
It feels nearly impossible to try & express and put into words all of the thoughts in my head. When it comes down to it I'm over the top excited, anxious, ansty, and...everything in between. Ya, I think you get the picture. I do at least one happy dance every day. I can't wait to get my call and see where the Lord wants me to serve. My papers went in last Tuesday, which means there is a slight chance (a really really slight actually) that I could get my call tomorrow. Now don't get your panties in a bunch! There's no sense in getting your hopes up, but I'm still hoping. Hoping hard :)
It's neat to look back at the past couple months of my life to see how far I've come and how much I have grown. I never really had planned on serving a mission when I turned 21 because I always thought I would be married. In fact, I was quite defiant in not serving a mission for awhile just because it felt like such an escape from the trials in my life at that point. I would be going for the wrong reasons.
Well, time change me. I guess I had what you could call a change of heart because I realized the reasons why I want to serve a mission. Because of the gospel I know the purpose of this life, and the rest of the world doesn't. That's not fair. I want to go for the people. I want to give them what makes me so happy. I want to give them that glow I have that makes others wonder how I can always be smiling. I want to share the truth. I want to teach them how to be worthy of the Spirit at all times and in all things and in all places. I want to help them become worthy to be baptized as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I want to take them to the temple. I want to teach them about the miraculous healing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I want to teach them about the importance of eternal families. And most importantly, I want to teach them of the love of their Savior and their Heavenly Father.