Work in Progress

Posted on 22. Nov, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Today I got to listen to Sammi Mission Callmy daughter give her farewell talk before she leaves for her mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Hearing her speak reminded me of how much I love her and think she is amazing. I know I should be willing to share her with the Lord as she takes the gospel to other people in the world, but a very selfish part of me doesn’t want to let her go. I keep thinking of all the hardships she could go through, doors slammed in her face, people yelling at her for her beliefs, learning a language, not knowing the culture, and all the numerous natural disasters that could occur. I’m a writer, therefore I have an amazing imagination and that’s not a good thing when it comes to my children.

I also got to hear two return missionaries speak today. They each spoke about some of the trials they endured and they didn’t pretend it had been easy. But the spirit they both carried with them touched my heart. The sister missionary that returned had been to a very poor, difficult area for her mission, but the way she spoke about Christ as if He were her best friend brought tears to my eyes (actually I just barely stopped myself from ugly crying in the middle of church, but “brought tears to my eyes” sounds daintier). I know that’s exactly what I want for my daughter. She will be a part of the Lord’s work in progress (WIP). Though it’s hard imagining her becoming even better than she already is, I know there is a lot of spiritual growth that can be found serving the Lord for eighteen months. All the trials that the Lord puts in her path will be for her benefit or for the good of the people she will be serving.  I will miss her, but I’m a writer and writing emails once a week will be my newest WIP.

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