Monday, January 26, 2009

My, how time flies!

Goll, I can't believe a whole month has gone by since my last post. It's been a fast, frosty, fun, freezy, January!!  Only 8 more weeks till Spring.  YEAH!!
I'm super sad.  I have lost my camera.  The last time I used it was on New Year's Eve and I set it down somewhere and can't for the life of me remember where.  I have nearly 400 pictures on it. I'm devastated to say the least. I hope I find it before my little missionary departs.  He leaves February 11. We're all set.  He has just about everything he needs.  This is such an exciting time for our "familia" (spanish for family) :D  He received his endowments earlier this month and has enjoyed going to the temple frequently.  I am trying to be the "Strong Mom".  I know there will be plenty of tears flowing from my eyeballs pretty soon, but if I don't think about it then I'm fine.  When people ask me about it, I'm still fine I don't even get teary eyed.  I've busied my thoughts with things concerning his farewell like, "Will there be enough food", "Where on earth will we seat everyone in our humble little abode" "What if no one is able to come to his farewell" "Will the weather be nice??" "Please Heavenly Father, let the weather be nice on that day" and so on...... I try really hard however, not to let my mind wander to negative thoughts and worries, so I won't share them. They're just normal "OVERLY" concerned Mom worries.  I really admire all my dear friends that have sent off their missionaries.  Their words of encouragement mean so much to me.  I feel like a crummy friend for not being more sensitive to what they must have been going through when they sent them out, now it's my turn, and I hope to be strong and faithful and positive.  It's just so wonderful that these young men make this decision on their own to go abroad to teach the Gospel and share their testimonies of the truthfulness of it. I know we will all be blessed abundantly.
WOW!!! only 16 more days. I remember when he opened his mission call it seemed like forever away and now he leaves in just 2 weeks.  Very exciting.  I pray that I'll find my camera soon.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

Missions are great. You'll be a great missionary mom and I know that your son will love getting your fun letters and thoughts.
I hate losing things, still can't find my cell phone.
If you can't find your camera, please use mine.

Greg and Dawna said...

You will be a wonderful missionary mom! These will definitely be the "Best Two Years" for you too!!!

Celeste said...

Oh no- I'm so bummed you lost your camera. It's so frustrating! Good luck with these next few weeks, you'll have an extra portion of the spirit with you to help you, I'm sure. Wish we could be there for his farewell.

cory and sharon said...

Krissy, everything will just fine and before you know it, he'll be home. I loved my mission and never felt like I was really that far from home. Home is where your heart is. I hope you find your camera.

Pineapple Princess said...

A blogger mom without her camera is like, well, I can't come up with something right now, I am supposed to be in bed. Anyways, I hope you find your camera so you can capture those very special moments that you will cherish and adore forever!

I still can't believe it is real--we can't be that old can we?!

emily said...

Oh, man! That stinks that you lost your camera! It'll turn up! If you need to, you are always welcome to borrow mine! We are so excited for Carston and your family! I am sure that all of the emotions and worries are what every missionary mom goes through, so hang in there! You will be blessed in more ways than you'll ever know!

Wendoo in Colorado said...

That camera has wings, it flew away with your time.

Good luck on being a great missionary mom. I know, I am crummy too, my turn comes up in about a year or so. Then I too, will wish I wasn't crummy. I'll try harder....your son is going to return with honor. Think of all the angels that protect them. Lots and lots of them.

Can't wait to see the MTC photos etc.

Bonnie said...

Bummer about the camera. You might ask Sharon where the most likely place to find a camera, as she has found hers in many places...

Good luck with the sending off.