Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I'm Back.

Well I can't really believe that after a year and a half has gone by since I last wrote. Time really did fly by. Now looking back it feels like just as quickly as I started by mission, it ended. I don't really know how to describe my mission in words. It was just absolutely amazing and perfect for me. I learned so much down there, and I know I grew in so many ways. I know that I still have a long way to go, but without a doubt, my mission will have a strong influence and impact on the rest of my life.

Tonight I went out teaching with the sister missionaries here in my ward. I actually never went out with the missionaries before my mission, so it was the first time for me teaching WITH the missionaries, and not AS a missionary. We went to appointments, appointments fell through, we knocked on doors, contacted people, and had a lesson with an awesome guy. Missionary work is so awesome, wherever you are in the world. It is awesome being the missionary, and it is awesome being with them. Tonight definitely brought back all of the feelings I felt day after day as a missionary. I really miss it. I don't think I expected to miss being a missionary so much, but I do. I guess it kind of makes sense, it was my entire life for a year and a half. But I miss it so much, and I miss the people and culture of Chile.

I'd love to say I wish I could go back to being a missionary and be in Chile, but I know that is not true. I can't, and wouldn't want to, be a missionary down there forever. I have to start the rest of my life, and now just work to apply everything I learned and experienced in Chile to my own personal life here in the states again. But, I'm pretty sure I'll always miss the life of Hermana Kemmey down there in Chile.