Sunday, July 31, 2011
Yes that is right....only one month left until you know who gets home! I never thought it would come down to the end. It felt like 2 years would never ever ever pass by, and here I am down to the last month until Elder M comes home! I can't even begin to explain how I am feeling right now. It's like a roller-coaster of emotions, but I feel so blessed for so many reasons. First of all I am so grateful that he served a mission. I wouldn't change this past two years for anything in the world. Even on the loneliest of days when I missed him the most, I still wouldn't have traded any of the pain to miss out on this opportunity for both of us. It has been such a blessing to be able to grow with Imari through this whole experience. I have learned so much in these past two years about myself, and about who I am and who I want to become, and the things that really are important in this life. Another big blessing for me is how much I have grown to become close to my savior.I look at these past two years and I realize how much I needed this time to grow and to prepare for the future. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me, and I can't wait to see this man of my dreams, who still after all this time, I can't ever seem to get off my mind:) Happy one month mark sweetheart, I will be seeing you soon!
If I ever forget how much I love Idaho all I have to do is go back during the Summer time, and I am quickly reminded of how much I really do LOVE it there! I don't know what it is about that place, but for me, the summertimes there feel magical! It was so great being able to spend some time with my family (wish I would of taken more pics:( But It was just so great to be home. There is nothing better then the feeling of being home. We played games, ate slushies, went to the lake to ride the wave-runners, roasted hot dogs and Marshmallows outside on the fire pit, ate lots of yummy food, visited Landon at Baskin Robbins, and much more! I don't know what it was about this time going home but it has never been so hard for me to leave. The whole time I was driving back to Utah I felt sad and kept feeling like I was driving in the wrong direction. Now that I am back I feel okay, but it was just such a hard weekend to have to leave from. I am so grateful for my family, and for always making coming home the best. I got in late Friday night so most of the family was asleep. My Mom came in my room at 6 in the morning cheerful as ever to come say hi and give me a hug. We talked for a minute then she left, and came back a few seconds later with some shirts that she had ordered off line for me. Welcome Home to me. It is always a treat, and my Mom is the greatest at making you feel special:) Can't wait to go back again next month!
I was able to go to one of Elder M's companion's Homecoming while I was home. I worked with his Mom, and a few uncles and Grandpa, so it was great to meet him. He had a piece of Imari in him and it made me so excited for the time when he comes home:)