|Jammin' girls: Angel Abaya and Teresa Cortens! |
(I'm coming back to jam in 18 even if you're famous!)
Aunt Krissy and Uncle BJ!
(I love you and will take a part of BJs whit with me!)
(You're one of the most true people I know!)
(No words...I'll miss everything about you! I'm counting on a future full of Val!)
(Love you girl! Not sure how I'll survive without our random texting!)
Here are a few random things I want to record about my farewell:
*The night before we had a family dinner and a few of my friends came. I am so mad we didn't take a picture!
*It was a day full of friends and family! I was so grateful for all the support and love! So many of you traveled for a quick 48 hour or less trip -thank you all for making the effort! Thanks to all that couldn't make it - you were there in spirit and heart! I love you. I know I'll think back on things you said but most of all on how you supported me. You give me strength!
*After much thought and prayer, I decided to speak at the church service on love because of how much love I've felt from our Heavenly Father, Christ and my friends and family. I have chosen LOVE to be my mission motto!
*I was grateful I was asked to choose the hymns! Music can invite the Spirit and is one of my all-time favorite things in this world!
Opening Hymn - How Firm a Foundation
Sacrament - I Stand All Amazed
Musical Number (piano solo by Brooke Ricks) How Great Thou Art
Closing - Called to Serve
*My aunts and uncles helping in the kitchen - cutting fruit, making strada, frosting my favorite chocolate cupcakes at midnight! My mom and dad were so grateful for your help! Thank you!
*The moment I realized I was saying good bye and that this was "it" for 18 months! I hadn't thought about this fact happening at my farewell!
*That night I felt so good when I went to bed. My day was complete with the Spirit, my family and friends!
*There are so many of you that came to support me or sent me a text or message - the Christensens, Sontaggs, Wiskirchens, Brands, Uncle Reed and the list continues - THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I hope to take all of your love and share it with others in my path! Dziękuję!