In exactly two weeks from today I will be in the MTC!! It is so crazy how fast this time has gone by. I did not think that I would be able to get everything done, but yet again, the "Lord doth provide". I am so grateful for the love of Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ, who have made this past week of packing, studying for finals, taking finals, cleaning, shopping, and still finding time for family and friends, possible. Unfortunately I have not been able to sell my Sp/Su contract, so I still need to get that done, but I am not going to let that stress me out or get in the way of focusing on the mission.
So I go "home" to my parent's house in Chicago tomorrow, then I will be there until the following Wednesday, and then after that I will be heading to Texas to stay with Kate and Ryan, and my beautiful niece and nephew, Carly and Connor, to say goodbye for 18 months! It sounds like such a long time, and then I think about how I will be back next October, and I feel like that will not be enough time! I made my friend a promise, though: no regrets. I have promised myself and the Lord that I will give my all every single day. This is only 18months of my whole entire existence that I will be able to focus and give EVERYTHING I have to push this gospel along and share the joyous message of everlasting life to the people of Hawaii. I want to be the messenger God has prepared me to be. I feel so unprepared, but I know that as I strengthen my faith, everything will work out! Two more weeks! Aloha!