My little brother has been gone for the past year serving a mission for the Lord. We can email and write letters, and talk on the phone at Christmas.
My best friend from high school gets back from his mission in two weeks. Its been emails for the past two years, and lots of unsent cards (I’m terrible at mailing things).
My two favorite roommates just got mission calls.
It’ll be snail mail for the next year and a half.
I am so proud of them,
in a humble – you’re incredible – I love you kind of way.
Brooke has been called to serve the people of Montevideo, Uraguay by spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. She leaves in November.
Courtney has been called to serve the freezing people of Russia for the next year and half. She left on Wednesday.
These two girls have been such a huge part of my daily life for the past three years. Sometimes I really wonder what I am going to do without them. They waited up for me to get home from my first dates with Ben. They ate cookies every time I made them. They listened when I needed to vent and they loved me even when I didn’t think I needed it. We laughed and cried and became family in that apartment. But even when I was married, I still hashed out life on their couch, made them cookies, and overanalyzed their dates.
Now it’ll be letters, and testimony sharing, and missionary work.
I couldn’t be more excited for them.
They are going to be awesome, awesome missionaries.
|Brooke, Andie, me, and Court – Freshman Year|
At least when I lose them I get Caleb and Tyler back, almost.
Here’s to all the amazing missionaries serving in the world right now. God bless.
p.s. photo credit to my other roommate Andie who
is awesome and thankfully not leaving too.