Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Missin the Mish


Last night after I got home late, I found a bunch of things from my mission. Letters I never got sorted out, some pictures, my going home Dobra Strona (newsletter), you know, that kind of thing. I went through it, and I got really home sick. I won't lie, I even cried a bit. I am such a home body, I love to be with my family, but I miss the people who became my family when I was a missionary.
I don’t miss tracting. Or the cold weather. Or being yelled at. Or not being able to pick up the phone to chat with my friends and family. Or being able to take naps. Or my long skirts and button up shirts. But I miss having a sense of purpose. Living for others. Knowing what I was supposed to be doing with my life. My friends who have all moved on to another stage of life. Speaking Polish. Not having to impress boys. Companions. Writing letters. Receiving letters. Helping people make life changing decisions. I miss my mission president and his cute wife. Sharing my testimony a gazillion times a day. The food. Feeling like a rock star when people actually knew who we were. Train rides. Sleepovers at zone conference. People praying for me daily to find people searching for the gospel (and not a husband haha). I just plain miss being a missionary.
I am so glad I went. And that I have such a wonderful part of my life to look back on. And miss.

This is part of my MTC groupat a zone conference in Katowice. Some of these people I miss the most. From left: Starszi Cragun, Patterson, Dyer, Siostry Spainhower, Jensen, and me.

5 comments:

Paul and Court said...

gosh finally u post something! it's been like what? a month?! i've been so bored just waiting to read your next post! not really.. but still. :) what a cute post. i bet u were a great missionary!

雅馨 said...

you‘re so smart!............................................................

Jenny and Al said...

Aren't you glad you have all those memories? That is soooo cool.

Come visit soon! Maggie Moo misses you. (That rhymes!) And I miss you, too.

Lauren Kay said...

I know exactly how you feel. I miss those things too! And you three girls look so cute. You were such a fun group.

Lindsay said...

I miss it so bad too! I love this post- sounds like I could have written it. Such good times and good people. Good memories. Love it!