can you believe it?!
August 13, 2008
the day i went into the MTC.
oh how i loved the Missionary Training Center!
so many memories!
the day i officially became ..
for the next 1.5 years!
[and started the journey of meeting SO many greats! SO many its hard to name!]
just go back and read my old letters!
i said goodbye to THIS lovely bunch and said hello to a whole new world!
what a wonderful AND tough world that was.
the MTC is a refiners fire [as said by my sarai!]
i knew the Lord would take care of all them while i was in His service.
He kept to His promise as i labored in His vineyard.
my heart ached for them everyday
the Lord blessed me in His little tender ways.
one time i REALLY really REALLY missed my sisters.
the whole day. i was new yet to the mission life.
i was in green bay. it was the fall. i was with sister hood.
we came home for lunch.
what a tender mercy! i had 3 letters from my sisters!
Heather tended to write letters. all at diff times. BUT mailed them at the SAME time in DIFF envelopes!
1 YEAR AGO!
August 13, 2009
i was JUST transferred to this GREAT area the prior week.
i fell in LOVE with the Kozlosky House!
they became instant fami!
ALSO i got put back with my SISTER BLACK!
with SISTER BEHRENDS!
TRIO NATION i dubbed us.
i wrote rhymes and raps on the bathroom mirror for Papa K.
i felt like b.c. i was in the MKE i needed my LA skills to come through!
[i dont have much though! dont tell Papa K!]
Papa K lit a fire this day for me.
to BURN something for my 1 year mark as Sister Warner!
what did i choose?!
oh just my beloved PANTY HOSE!
[thanks lisa jane .. btw!]
we the TRIO NATION also had the wonderful opportunity that day to go to the
[thank you lauren major for driving us!]
they had a RC [recent convert] go for the first time!
what a blessing!
what a good day!
now to ..
AUGUST 13, 2010
this is today.
now i am home.
i miss Wisconsin EVERYDAY!
it really does.
i just really like dates and memories.
this is me now.
i work. i spend time with my mom. i go out with YSA in LA.
i speak in acronyms.
i text again.
but not as much as before.
ok. that might be a lie.
either way. texting or not.
I LOVE LA.
but really ..
I LOVE MY MISSION.
i will NEVER get tired of saying it.
i will NEVER forget it.
or anything associated with Wisconsin.
and i am happy about that!
just like my Sister Hood [Jones. Wife of Nic. Mother of Ruby]
said to me ..
i will be that one crazy lady who always says ..
ON MY MISSION ..
yep thats me.
and i love it.
hope you get use to it!