Goodness, I'm definitely due for an update!
Well, my papers have finally been completed and sent to Salt Lake as of this evening! : )
It is so exciting, and so surreal. In about two weeks I will have a letter from the leaders of the church, who, being inspired by God, will call me to a special assignment to serve the Lord by serving our brothers & sisters and teaching them about His life and gospel. I can't wait, yet the deadlines are sneaking up on me fast! I could be gone in as soon as a month from the time I receive that letter, to 5 months after. The sooner time makes me a small bit nervous because there is still SO much I need to do to prepare myself, and several loose ends that should be tied up before I go. I just need to stay focused!
My mind is also occupied with thoughts of the home front during my 18-month time away...I will miss everyone very very much, and I hope all will be well with all my family & friends! May I not worry much while on my mission....
Well, that's about it for now! Trying to come up with a motto similar to Elder San Diego's :)