So I am home now.
One morning I woke up and got ready for the day like usual. But, right before my personal study i had been praying over if I should go home or not. I prayed about it often but this time I got my answer... I was supposed to go home. It was clear as day. I called my mission president and we talked over a few days. It had been decided I would go home. I was heartbroken, devastated and scared. I knew how much I would miss the people in Tennessee. I loved them. I still love them and always will. There is no place like the south. I was scared of what people would think. If my parents would disown me... Just everything... It is scary but for some reason I wasn't scared. I had so much peace. I knew going home was the right thing to do.
I love my companion so much. She is the best momma missionary in the world. I will forever be grateful for her patience, love and kindness towards me. We had so many fun times, good conversations and she is the ultimate example to me.
I love my mission president. Never have I felt the spirit so strong by just being around someone. He radiates the spirit. I know he was called of God. I'm thankful for his kindness and understanding towards me. He does so much for everyone.
I love the people of Tullahoma. They love Jesus and I love it. Not everyone accepted the gospel or our teachings but I know they will someday as they further their relationship with their Savior. The people there are straight up crazy but I would not have it any other way. I am so blessed. I don't deserve it at all. But, I am forever grateful.
I love Tullahoma. It is beautiful. It's a home away from home.
Missions are the best. I know that they change people. I know that it is the best thing I've ever done. There is nothing that I would trade for that experience. It was my favorite experience of my entire life. I learned so much. I grew so much.
I am also thankful for everyone at home who loved, supported and prayed for me. I wouldn't make it where I am today without ya'll. I love you.
I know the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on this earth today. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God. I know that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you and me. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each of us unconditionally for eternity. I know that the Book of Mormon is true! I know that because I know these things that I can and that I do have joy. I am eternally grateful to have this gospel in my life. I know families can be together forever and I am sooo thankful for mine. I am thankful for the knowledge that I have.
I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.