Isn't that so exciting? I'm getting quite nervous and Satan is really working hard to try and get me to back out of this decision. That man has got some nerves.
Last night I was thinking about the sacrifices He made for us. Each and every one of us. He made a lot of sacrifices and I am so grateful for His willingness to do that for me.
When I think about leaving my friends and family behind, I get so sad and can't imagine my life without them. My friends and family mean so much to me. The people I have met in my ward this semester have blessed my life tremendously. It's sad to leave them behind. Then my family. Did you know my youngest niece will be in Kindergarten and my oldest niece will be thirteen years old when I come back? Also, baby Jude will be almost two when I get home. I'm going to miss my twin sisters baby and all his firsts.
However, those are all sacrifices I'm willing to to take. What's a year and a half compared to eternity? Also, when I'm on my mission I hope to grow closer relationships with all those who I'm already close with. It seems like that's how it works.
After I think about all of this, though, I just try and imagine walking off of that plane seeing everyone when I get home. It makes it seem all worth it when I know that what I'm going to do is all worth it and while I have grown closer with everyone, especially the Lord, I get to come home to the best people.
Good luck with finals and I will keep you up on the progress.
Now, real quick, let's talk about dating. Let's say hypothetically speaking here, someone was preparing to go on a mission. Guys shouldn't be afraid to ask that girl on a date, right? I think they should go for it. After all, President Monson did say go out and date. I'm a huge fan of him. I like his advice and direction. Don't you?