The letter came on Wednesday March 27, 2013. I wake up to a phone call coming through from my mother balling saying that my call was FINALLY here. Ha ha I hung the phone up and told her to call me when I could understand her better.
I called her back a little bit later. the plan originally was to open it on Friday because I am at school until Friday but knowing it was there was drving me nuts, and I cannot stand having a secret being kept from me! Also Devanne wanted to be there really bad and I knew if I waited till Friday Devanne could be there for me. So I called her and she said if you get off work I will come home today, it was very stressful getting work off but I finally did and headed home. We had my favorite which was sprite with red velvet cupcakes, YUMMM!! :)
I got really nervous when people started to show up, I mean I could not sit in one place and by the end of it all I had over 50 people at my house. ( it was super hot) I am still amazed by the amazing support I had and still have from my friends and family. I am going to name a couple people, don't kill me if I forget you
Grandma and Grandpa Isaacson
Grandma and Grandpa Gardner
Erik Johnson and his wife
Just seeing this picture makes me a little bit emotional to see all the good examples and amazing people that are in my life helping make this decision that much easier for me!
The minute I read where I was going I was so excited, I now have a testimony that when we are assigned for our missions that it we are prepared beforehand for these missions for a purpose. I am so at peace with CHARELSTON WEST VIRGINIA!!! :) something that is also very amazing for me is the place itself. During my fall semester at LDSBC. I didn't make many friends but one person that I got very close with was Sydney Robinson. I was almost devastated when she should me that she would not be doing winter semester together. Well turns out she left on her mission this year to January, if there was one example to me the most before actually starting my papers it was her. she was so encouraging and she was the one that also helped me to keep praying for my answer. Okay I'll get to my point now. :) never did I imagine that I would be opening my call to the same place that she is now serving. SHE IS ALSO IN CHARELSTON WEST VIRGINA!!! :) :) :) I have told her through her mission blog (I got this idea from her to do the blog) and I am still waiting to hear from her :)
I am so EXCITED to serve in this mission and I know it wont be easy but it will so be worth it providing everlasting blessing throughout my life and after as well.
Stay tuned ;)