RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE SURPRISED I MADE IT THIS FAR
Y'all. This is the last melon. The last bite of the hamburger. The cherry on top. The one to top them all. The finale. This is my last week as a missionary. *cue intense spy person music*
Before I get much more dramatic let's talk about my week. It is, after all, all about me. 🙃
We had our interviews with President Lee this week!! Mine was all about boys which was about as much fun as you can imagine. We had a great district council though after that. Sister Anderson and I got to train about the importance of working with our members. Honestly, I love working so closely with members of our ward. They make it easy because they're kind of the best. It was fun to train with Sister Anderson! She is such an incredible missionary.
On Thursday, we had our misison wide Christmas party!! We started with skits from each zone and it was hilarious. My life was made complete when President Lee and the assistants came out in light-up-llama-Christmas onesies. I could die happy now! It was so funny!! Our skit was a blast. Then we had lunch and moved into the chapel for our music devotional. Before we started that President surprised us by having all the departing missionaries give their last testimony in front of the mission. Never fear, your girl held it together and didn't cry. I have grown a lot!! 😉 I sung in a few of the musical numbers and I'm grateful I did. I love music and the spirit it brings. It was really fun to see all my friends and be able to say goodbye to all of them. I love them so much!!!!
I finally got my chance to serve in Jacksonville that day when I went on a trade-off with the one and only SISTER DANIELS!?!?!?! Who would've thought that would have happened!!! It was a blast. We got to see how much we had both changed over the last 18 months. It was a blessing to be with my best friend.
On Saturday, Sister Anderson and I spent her birthday (welcome to the old folks club of 21🎉🎁🎈) in Palatka for a split/blitz. I went with Sister Garcia which is pretty hilarious and here's why: she does not have a license and mine expired when I turned 21 so neither of us can drive. Which meant we biked. Like a lot. We went to lunch with the other sisters and then we biked to our next appointment. Which meant straIGHT TWO HOURS OF BIKING. I CANNOT FEEL MY PATOOTY. That is all I will say about that experience.
Y'all I have loved these last 18 months so much. I hadn't always liked it, I've had some really hard days. I have had so many experiences that I almost wished I hadn't. However I am very much aware "that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." (Doctrine and Covenants 122:7) I am so blessed to have been able to serve and love the people of Florida and represent my Savior. I love Him with all my heart. I have been reflecting on the greatest thing I have learned and I know that God is our Father in Heaven and He loves us. I am a witness of His love. This church is true and the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. It's here and when we abide by those principles, we can be happy. This is the happiest I have been and it's all because of Him. I love being a missionary.
See you on the flippity flop 💕🐊