Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Beginnings

The past month has seen many lasts in my life -- the last Christmas in my home of 19 years (even though it was a fake Christmas celebrated in September), the last Sunday dinner cooked and enjoyed with my children and grandchildren in our home, the last time I slept in my room or showered in my bathroom. The last time I drove away from that driveway.
Now I'm enjoying some firsts -- we're the first couple to ever stay in this particular room at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. I'm the first person to ever have used this shower. I enjoyed singing with an army of missionaries in the MTC choir for the first time. I was the first person to use the eliptical machine in the basement of this building. My husband and I taught our first lesson to an investigator as missionaries (even though he was a fake one for training purposes).
Life if full of firsts and lasts. The key is to enjoy the journey.


Jen Bear Baldwin said...

Bitter/sweet indeed. I will miss you, but I am so happy for you.

Ann Mitchell said...

CONGRATS on being a "young" missionary! I need to teach about 8 more years so I can be fully covered with health insurance! Where are you going, and for how long?

Jamie Hunt said...

so so so so so excited for you guys! I have a feeling it's just going to keep getting better and better! Corbin informed us the other day we can't sleep in Nana and Pop Pop's haha love you guys

Andrea said...

i've been so excited to tell everyone that my in-laws are our on a mission!
we love you lots!!!