10.25.2012

The BIG day

Yesterday was the most intense day of my life. I was so anxious/nervous/excited/scared to open my mission call! Because it determines where I'll spend the next 18 months, and really could change my entire life. I felt like if people around me could hear my thoughts they'd think I was a crazy woman. I kept thinking about all these places I could go... and ANYWHERE consists of a lot of places!

Because I know you all care about the intricacies of my thoughts, I'll share my pre-mission call ones! So yesterday. I thought I was for sure going stateside or to Europe. I never realistically thought about going to South America or Asia! Not that I was opposed to either, I just wasn't feeling it. That probably gives the ending away. But let's be real, if you're reading this I'm sure you already know where I'm going! Concentrating during work and classes was just too much of a trial, so I pulled up the list of missions probably around 5 times and kept looking over it again and again. I had a lot of places I wanted to go, and a few I didn't want to so much. I told myself somewhere around 400 times that I would love wherever I went. That I knew it would be where I was supposed to be. And it would be awesome. But still, I was nervous.

I kept envisioning me opening my call and seeing that mission name. Every time I did butterflies just filled my stomach. I've never been more full of emotion about anything in my life. I finally get through my never-ending day at school and get back to my apartment to my roommates freaking out! We run out the door, pick up my sister, and book it to my house. I was getting a little impatient with slow drivers! We get there and my family has put up a map and guessed where I'm going. As you can see by the pictures below, all the majority of the guesses were to North America or Europe. And only one in South America, which I will add was guessed by my 2 year old brother. So not really valid ;) My parents, siblings, and best friends (aka roomies) all convene. Meanwhile, I'm having a meltdown of excitement.

THE LETTER.
You can see the fireworks/prizes in the background!
My sister.. and me looking crazy cause I'm so stoked!

The best friends I could ever have in life. So supportive! Love them all.

I can't describe the feeling. It was surreal. I've waited my whole life for this moment! Opening the call I knew my life would never be the same. So finally it's time. I open the letter with my heart practically leaping out of my chest. I just can't believe I'm actually opening my mission call. Here we go...



My eyes go exactly to the country... I can't believe it!! I hadn't even thought about going to this country once, but the moment I read the name I just knew it was exactly the absolute perfect place for me.

Folks, I'm off to CHILE!!

To be specific, the Concepcion South mission. Isn't that just awesome? I could not be happier. I'm thrilled beyond words to be going! Reflecting on it today, no other place in the world feels as right as Chile does. Nowhere. It's simply the perfect place for me to go spread the gospel! The more I think about it the more right it feels and the more excited I get.

My parents are so happy too!! They both served in Spanish speaking missions (mom- Peru. Dad- Dominican Republic) so they already love South America! I honestly did not think I was going there and I'm so happy I was wrong about that.

After we called all the relatives and friends my mom served delicious soup and pumpkin pie. Then dad and my bros lit off legit fireworks. You know, the kind that go way up in the sky and explode. Here are pictures to illustrate how cool my family is!



It was a great day. So surreal. Definitely the best letter I ever have and ever will receive! And I leave SO soon. December 19th!! So much to do in so little time. But I can't explain how excited I am to serve the Chilean people. It was hard focusing on work today because I was researching this beautiful country! Brace yourselves for multiple posts about this big new adventure in my life :)

Thanks for reading and being excited with me. Nothing in my life has ever felt so right. 

5 comments:

  1. Morgan!! Congratulations! I am so excited for you! You will definitely make a wonderful missionary.
    Love,
    Alex

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  2. I love this post!!!! Ah Morg, I'm so so so SO excited for you! You will be an amazing missionary and I can't wait to hear all about your experiences! :)

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  3. Oh my gosh! That is wonderful! I have a lot of friends who went on missions to Chile and they still rave about it to this day. Thanks for your kind words on my blog, I'm happy to have found you!

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  4. OOh Morgan I read this and got chills.
    I'm SO HAPPY for you, and I don't even know you!!
    What a fun/happy/exciting time for you.

    I saw your comment on my blog and I absolutely do not mind if you follow my blog!
    I would love that.

    Excited to read more about your exciting life!
    Best wishes,

    -Mikell
    gordongoodlife.blogspot.com

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  5. Morg....we are down to the days in the forties..how am I going to live without you yo???

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