Thursday, March 5, 2009


I leave for my mission in 1 week....yep that's right....ONE WEEK!!!

I am so excited to go. I am trying to get all my last minute things skirts ANY other color but black, and trying not to leave my room in total and utter craziness.

As I think about leaving, I realize what has happened over the last several months to get me to the place I'm at. I won't say that it has been easy, but I will say that I am grateful for the experiences I've had, and the opportunity I have to serve a mission. I do know the Lord has a plan for me and that I need to serve the people of Sweden.

Here are a few things I'll miss while I'm gone:

My nieces and nephews-they will grow up so much while I'm gone...I love them all so much! I will miss getting to see Addy, Dawson and Kyler all the time, and watch the little things they learn. I'll miss Eliza, her cute teethy grin and her infectious laugh. I can't describe how lucky I feel to get to be Aunt Nanny. I am also so excited to get to be an example to them while I'm on my mission.

My dad, what can I say. I will miss him so much! He has always worked so hard to provide well for us. He's a wonderful man, and I couldn't ask for a better father!

My sis Where do I begin with my brothers and my sisters. All I can say is that I have been so blessed with wonderful siblings. I won't say that we have always gotten along...all the time, BUT I love them all. I'm grateful for their examples, and knowing that I can count on them whenever I need anything. I love you all, and will miss you! Richard and Melissa-I love you both so much...there's no in-law in my book. :)

My mom-words can't describe how much I'll miss my mom. She is my best friend. She has always been there for me. I love to spend time with her, and I am so blessed to have her as my mother. I honestly can't think of a better person than my mom. I will miss her terribly. I will say that it is such a help to know that she is proud of me and my decision to serve and that does make leaving a bit easier.

I know this has been a lengthy post. Not to mention I have SO many friends who I will miss and didn't mention...I will post about you in the next couple days. :) I am so grateful for my family. I love them all!!


emmarae said...

I'm SO EXCITED for you!
Here's a quote my dad saw that helped me a lot:

"Mis-sion-ary(noun): Person who temporarily leaves their family so others can be with theirs for eternity."

You're so great! Just have patience with your companions. . .it'll be tough but amazing.

Jordan said...

Wow! I started crying while reading that! You must have been an emotional wreck!
I'm so proud of you!!!

Meridy said...

I'm so excited that you get to go!! You will be an AWESOME missionary!!!!

Sheri said...

Tomorrow! You are going to be such an awesome missionary, Suz! Good luck, I know you'll be awesome!