Can’t believe this is my last email to you from the beloved land of Italy. So weird, doesn’t really seem real yet.
This week has been so great, we were able to do a scambio with the Como Sorelle, which ended up lasting two nights because of unexpected events and so after the scambio Sorella Russell and I had to sleep over in Como and I literally had nothing except my book of Mormon and the skirt I was wearing, haha like I had to borrow pjs and brush-my-teeth-with-toothpaste-on-my-finger kind of situation. It was great, haha and all 6 of us, because there are 4 sorelle in Como, slept in the same room. It was so fun.
Then Sorella Russell and I have just been running around and seeing everyone; and we found a super cool new investigator doing parco (park contacting) and it’s just been such a blessed week.
I’ve been able to think a little bit about the past 18 months and how much they have changed my life. I will forever be grateful for the experiences I had and the person they’ve helped me to become. I know I have a lot still left to learn and do in life but I know that my mission helped me to see a little clearer the plan the Lord has for me. My mission changed my life, but more importantly it changed me. I think back to the day when I realized that I needed to serve, and the happiness and excitement I felt when I finally decided, and I look back now and I realized why. It was just a tiny preview of the happiness and joy I was about to experience. It’s been the ride of a lifetime and I will miss Italy and the people here so much. I will leave a part of my heart here in this country but I know it’s time to go home and that there’s more to do. The mission never really stops, just changes locations :)
Love you so much! Thanks for all the support and love this past year and a half! Can’t wait to see you!
Vi voglio un sacco di bene!
MTC picture from 18 Months Ago Today!!
Look for me at the airport this Friday - this time walking towards you.