Friday, March 22, 2013


Am I still seriously going on a mission? 

That is definitely something that runs through my mind every once and a while. As you all know (or you know now) I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Santa Cruz, Bolivia Mission. 

I never thought I would go on a mission. Seriously. I always just figured I'd be married or  dating someone seriously by the time I was old enough to serve a mission. Yeah, I was one of THOSE girls. And I actually was dating someone who I wanted to marry but Heavenly Father had a different plan for me. It took a lot of heartache to get to this point of me deciding to serve a mission, but you know what they always say, "It's always darkest before the dawn." I don't know if I said that right but let's hope that saying is true (which I believe it is). 

October 28th, 2012 (journal excerpt)
"I don't know what Heavenly Father want me to do with my life. Should I go on a mission? I have no idea."

I remember writing that. I was sitting in church and I was so confused and still dealing with a lot of heartache.  So I was pondering on what I needed to do with my life and a mission randomly popped in my head. Granted this was soon after they had made the age change for girls to serve missions from 21 to 19 (which had no effect on me.. I'm old) so a mission was definitely a hot topic. I whispered over to my dear friend Madison (Madison Warner Photography) and said, "do you think I'm supposed to go on a mission?" I can't remember what she said back but I'm sure it was something deep and profound.

After a couple weeks of thinking and praying I then went on to start my papers. After starting my papers I stopped working on them for about 2 or 3 weeks cause I lost interest and was starting to just not want to go. But being home for Christmas I finally decided I was going to actually go through with it. I did everything I had to do, even got my wisdom teeth out. It was a great time for me... refer to pictures below.

Ugliest time of my life.. except for maybe freshman year of High School.

So after that whole process my papers were finally in! And then onto the waiting stage.


  1. Lol I feel the same way. Am I reeeeally doing this? But we will love it :)

  2. Oh How I love you. Seriously, you're the best.