Birthdays and Mission Calls

Happy birthday Caroline! I remember being so worried we wouldn't get along, but then I met you and everything went perfectly. I am so blessed to have you as my roommate. You are such a good friend: you listen, and you give me honest feedback. You have helped me make some difficult decisions, and you have always had my back. I love you. You are beautiful, strong, honest, and you have such a big heart. Hopefully a heart big enough to forgive me for what comes next...

Last night as I was laying in bed, Caroline head-butted me. Quite literally. She dived into my bed, ramming her head into my butt bone. Lovely. Caroline, you are so graceful. We then laughed our heads off, and Caroline laughed so hard she forgot to swallow. The result? DROOL on MY BED. It's a good thing I love you, Caroline...

It took awhile before I could convince the birthday girl to get out of my bed and go to her's. We both had 8 a.m. classes today and should have been sleeping.

I woke up a little earlier than usual this morning to blow up balloons (no one should ever blow up balloons before 7 a.m.). But the result was worth it. Balloons and candy notes for Car-car.

Caroline's birthday happened to fall on a Wednesday. Mission call day. Unfortunately, the calls did not get there until after my shift, so I wasn't able to hand any out. But a lot of my friends got their calls today. It was absolutely adorable how anxious they were to get their calls. They called/texted/visited me at work over and over just to make sure I didn't forget. I love that I am surrounded by guys with such strong testimonies. They set an amazing example for me on a daily basis.

I was able to go to 2 mission call openings tonight. Spencer and Cooper's. Both were awesome. Spencer's had some comic relief since Daniel put a hole in the wall opening the door too hard. It was hilarious. But for the most part, they were both very spiritual. So proud of all my friends who have decided to serve the Lord for 2 years!

Here is a little video I put together from some video I took of Coop. There's a lot more, but obviously I can't post it all here. I also videoed Spencer opening his call, but I just don't have time to put everything up tonight.

School is really crazy right now. I am super busy, but it was nice to take a step back tonight and think about what is truly important. I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. And I am thankful for friends who are spreading the gospel so that everyone can know what I know and be as happy as I am.

Congratulations to Cooper, Washington DC North Mission; Mark, Charleston, West Virginia Mission; JJ, Hungary; Spencer, McAllen, Texas Mission; and Derek, Samara, Russia Mission!


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