Called to serve · I hope they call me on a mission · Missionary Mama · Preparing to serve · Saying Goodbye · What I wish I'd known

How to prepare for the worst case scenario

image via I remember the airport drop off like it was yesterday.  I repeatedly asked my son if he had his passport, his money, and his boarding pass.  I was a nervous wreck, and could not stop myself from peppering him with the same questions over and over. So much so that everyone in my… Continue reading How to prepare for the worst case scenario

Called to serve · Missing Them · Missionary Mama · What I wish I'd known

The First Six Months

My missionary, Elder Halverson, on the right My elder has been out for five months. In some ways, it’s gone faster than I would have thought.  In other ways, it feels like an eternity.  So much has happened in our family in this short time, and we’ve experienced a lot without him.  We’ve gone through major… Continue reading The First Six Months

Mission call · Missionary Gifts · Missionary Mama · Preparing to serve · Shopping and Packing · What I wish I'd known

Five Missionary Must Haves

The other day  I was messaging back and forth with our missionary and I asked him a few questions about some of the items we purchased for him. I wanted to know how they were working out and if he found them useful.  Since I live in Texas, the resources for missionaries were somewhat limited, therefore, I… Continue reading Five Missionary Must Haves

I hope they call me on a mission · Missionary Mama · Support · What I wish I'd known

Seven Things I Wish I’d Known Before Sending Off a Missionary

I have been a missionary mama for exactly 100 days.  It has been the hardest 100 days of my entire life in many ways; I would be lying to you if I said it’s been easy.  There have been moments that I have found gratitude for, but for the most part, it’s been a lot… Continue reading Seven Things I Wish I’d Known Before Sending Off a Missionary

Combatting Homesickness · Missing Them · Missionary Mama · What I wish I'd known

The Things We Miss Out On

Today was P-Day for my son.  That means it is also the day I hardly dare brush my teeth in fear of missing him when he writes. I’m fairly new to this missionary mama thing — four months and counting — and find that each week brings a new tidal wave of emotions that I’m often unprepared… Continue reading The Things We Miss Out On