Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mini Mission Reunion
After the luncheon was over it got me thinking back to my mission, reliving all of the memories....sad memories, homesick memories, happy memories, scary memories, uplifting life changing memories, tired cold and lonely memories, hard working memories, sacred memories. My mission was such a life changing experience for me and I am so glad that I got the chance in my life to serve. I know that women aren't required to serve a mission, but I feel so blessed that my life led me to that path and I was given that opportunity to serve because it changed me for the better.
It also got me thinking to how much people have changed......Sister Roberts, Sister Sackett and I are all married, and Sister Sackett has a baby! We all have real jobs and real college degrees....we are so grown up now. :) Crazy how life changes so fast and passes us by so quickly. Even though I love my life now and am glad to be married to Nate and teaching my darling 1st graders, I would love to go back to my mission days......the days when all you thought about was serving others. All you cared about was other people and if they listened to your message and made changes in their life for the better. Now life seems so selfish. Almost every decision we makes focuses on us and what makes us happy. For that reason, I miss my mission. I miss constantly feeling the spirit and helping others all day long. I miss that warm comforting feeling constantly in my life.
I hope all girls that have the opportunity to serve a mission will take advantage of it! It is the best thing that you could do for others and for yourself. Yes, it is scary and very hard but so worth it. I loved my mission and all the people that I met in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. They will forever be in my heart and apart of me. :)