Monday, September 17, 2012

two farewells and a homecoming

All my life, I've been a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Yesterday made me even more proud of my religion, and even more proud the amazing friends I have been blessed with.

Sunday morning at 9 A.M I got to listen to an amazing farewell talk given by the most amazing sister-missionary-to-be, Alicia Jane.
Alicia and I circa 2009
Saying I love this girl would be a gross understatement. She's one of my best friends.

circa 2009
Her talk was amazing. Beyond amazing. I cried and laughed and was so happy to see her speaking about something she holds so dear. HBF, you are going to be a wonderful missionary, and you are going to touch so many people's lives. I am so proud of you, and look up to you more than you will ever realize. The people of San Bernadino, California are lucky to have you for 18 months.

3 years later
Then, it was off to a homecoming for a guy in my ward. It was so good to hear him talk about his experiences, because he had a rough time serving, and we were all so glad to see him grateful for the trials and challenges.

To finish off my 3 Sacrament meeting Sunday, I headed to David's farewell at 1 P.M. David and I have known each other since 3rd grade. Yeah. 3rd grade. Miss. Gagon's class to be exact. Now David's story is honestly amazing, and words don't describe how happy I am to see him serving a mission. He was baptized a member a little over 2 years ago, and it was a prayer come true. When he was called to the Neuquen, Argentina mission, I about died of excitement.
His talk was one big huge testimony, and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face even if I had tried.
Oddly enough, after being friends for so many years, I have very few pictures of us together. And unfortunately I forgot to take one with him yesterday. He was busy. I was forgetful. Here's a pic from our Logan trip a few weeks ago.

Sad that this is the best pic of us...
2 years better fly by dude. I don't know how I'll make it through nursing school without you a text away.

To end the day, I got a beautiful sunset to send me back to Price.

So stinking proud of these two amazing friends! Love you both.

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