So i have been terribly neglectful of this for a while now but I shall tell you why!!

My parents moved to Preston a year ago for my father to start a new job in the Preston temple. I stayed in ireland for the year but recently moved here to Preston to spend time with them as i prepared to serve a mission (woohoo) so while also still being in total holiday mode and checking out my new surroundings i have also had the opportunity to go through the temple. Oh the joys of living down the road from the temple!!! :)

I’ve hit up the local Markets in search of missionary appropriate skirts and been rather lucky!
I’ve also been checking myldsmail a million times a day… I checked it about 8 hours ago and then just an hour ago again when!!!!!!!!!!! My new email has been created… You know what this means right? Well… My papers will be sent to my sisters address in ireland but from then on she’ll send them to me… I started these papers in October of 2011. Almost 3 years! Finally after deciding in march of this year The the time was right…. It’s happening!!!

I’ve spent the last few months willing and praying myself back to africa… Now it’s decided. No more willing myself anywhere. I’ll go where the men of God decided today that I will go.

I’m going!!!!! Woohoo!


So this!!!!!!  AH!      it’s only been a few days and i’m already waiting impatiently!  I’m so lucky that My Branch President is my cousin’s husband so he is keeping me up to date on where my application is on the chain!! 

I leave Ireland on the 8th July to be with my parents for a while before i go and i’m praying it gets to me here before i leave because otherwise i will have to wait even LONGER for my sister to post it over to me!!!   

Shh… don’t tell anyone but i actually took about 2 hours to take the picture to send with my application. i just couldn’t get one that i was happy with and i was taking it myself too so it took forever! i also had a cold sore so total bummer!! haha 

I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! any guesses as to where i’m going?   if you get it right i’ll send you a postcard from there!! :) 


Read between the lines!

So i was just sitting thinking about a specific line in my patriarchal blessing… I was thinking of how it was worded and wondering why on earth it would be worded in that particular way for me. I thought that maybe for someone else that wording would work but not for me. As i thought deeper Into how I felt about that line and the analogy it used something just clicked in my head. “that’s exactly why he used those words” I thought. The exact reason I thought the line didn’t really apply to me was actually why it did. I’m trying to explain this without saying too much… I don’t know if it’s working haha. But I’ve always wanted to be able to see the meaning beyond the words in my blessing and after reading and rereading it for 8 years, boom! There it was!
What a great feeling! That line always bothered me and now it will be a constant strength to me :)


Got my luggage bags for my mission :) a member of the church who is friends with my mother but I’ve never met bought them for me.  She has been so wonderful to me since my parents met her after moving to England.   She has never met me but finds it in her to do such lovely things for me.  I am very grateful for her.


My house is almost packed up and ready for my move to England before going on my mission :)
Just need to finish some very expensive dental crap and then I’m ready!   Woohoo!   :)

Got my luggage bags for my mission :) a member of the church who is friends with my mother but I’ve never met bought them for me. She has been so wonderful to me since my parents met her after moving to England. She has never met me but finds it in her to do such lovely things for me. I am very grateful for her.


My house is almost packed up and ready for my move to England before going on my mission :)
Just need to finish some very expensive dental crap and then I’m ready! Woohoo! :)


This was one of my favourite scriptures since I was 11 and the missionaries came to our home and showed to me that s.m.i.l.e was an easy way to remember that spiritually minded is life eternal.   a few more months and it’ll be me reminding some other child.  Crazy! 

2nd Nephi: 39>

This was one of my favourite scriptures since I was 11 and the missionaries came to our home and showed to me that s.m.i.l.e was an easy way to remember that spiritually minded is life eternal. a few more months and it’ll be me reminding some other child. Crazy!

2nd Nephi: 39>


Part of preparing to go on mission meant that it was out with the pink and in with the brown. I’m surprisingly ok with it though!

:)


I’m so ready!

So i am currently preparing to go on a mission this year, is has been so surprising to me how smoothly all my preparation has gone so far.
Normally when I try to do something it tends to fail miserably or at least that has been the case over the last 4 or so years, it just goes to show that when your plan and the Lord’s plan are the same, when you’re heading on the right track, the Lord will open the doors to make it possible.

I filled in my papers 3 years ago and ended up not completing them… I felt terrified at the thought of serving a mission.
My feelings are so different this time. I am beyond excited to get out and do it!!
I’m actually feeling rather impatient! Gotta get my dental work done and I’m READY TO GO!!! :) of anyone is ever wondering if they should serve mission my advice is this

Start preparing! Once you are preparing for it you will know. I wasn’t sure but I started and the sense of excitement and peace is amazing. I just know that this is the time for me. If I had just sat back and waited for the answer instead of starting off on this road… I’d probably have missed my answer.


We are all super heroes!!!

We are all super heroes!!!


Because we are all different.  This is what makes life fun!    :)

Because we are all different. This is what makes life fun! :)


We would be alot happier in life is we viewed gratitude as a disposition rather than merely a reaction to something good!

We would be alot happier in life is we viewed gratitude as a disposition rather than merely a reaction to something good!