Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Time passed too quickly

Our mission is at an end. In about 50 hours we'll be climbing on the airplane in Johannesburg and starting our flight home. How can such a joyful event cause such mixed feelings? We will miss so many things about this place. They say that Africa gets into your heart and it truly has in our case.
Listing a few of the things we'll miss:
*the beautiful wild life and exotic plants;
*the unexpected things that happened every day
like the stopped combies in lanes of traffic;
*the sweetness of the people and their
*other missionary couples who share a common
goal and will be friends forever;
*the beautifully harmonized singing and the energetic dancing;

*the smiles that brighten our days;
*the ward members who accepted and loved us;

*service to those in need;

*bearing testimony to golden people and seeing
the light come on in their eyes;
*and the emails from loved ones.


Cara said...

I've really enjoyed reading about your missionary experiences and seeing the fun pictures. Thanks for sharing! Don't let home life stop you from blogging...

KickButtMommy said...

I have loved reading about your mission and knowing all the wonderful things you are doing. I think I would be sad to leave too. Just remember the wonderful things that await you, and that there are many more missions to be done!

Jenna said...

Hope this doesn't mean an end to emails. Only I guess that they won't be there waiting for me first thing in the AM anymore to start out my day with a smile. (unless you get in the habit of writing late at night) so glad you have all these wonderful experiences to carry around with you now as memories. And all the more glad that you'll be home sooooon!!!!

FRYBABY said...

I just can't wait to see all of the pictures you didn't put on your blog and to hear the wonderful stories in person! I love you sis!! and can't wait for your return!

FRYBABY said...

Oh....and you too Terry!!

Sioux said...

Just want to echo what has been said about hearing of your mission experiences, seeing the photos, and knowing that you will be back home soon! We have missed just the idea of having you closer!

Sioux said...

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