April 28, 2014
Well, my first week outside of Eagle had passed. I'm not going to lie, I thought it would be horrible. Saturday night when I got the news I was leaving I wanted to die. Dramatic, I know. Transfers are just part of the mission experience. But I seriously, couldn't imagine leaving these people who I had grown to love so much. Who had changed my life completely. Monday packing was horrible. Who knew that my 2 suitcases of stuff could spread so fast and get so lost. But no worries, I survived with the majority of my things intact. But saying goodbye on Monday night to certain people was really hard. First we said goodbye to the Celaya family, who are my Colorado Hispanic Family. But for real, we were over there for every single day throughout 2 months, to teach Cecilia and Alex. But I know that I always have a place in their home to go and visit. But it was very sweet when Alex just had to give me a hug. I know it's against the rules to hug a 14 yr old boy, but there was no way I was going to push him away haha. What kind of 14 yr old kid who tries to be cool wants to hug an awkward missionary?? That might have been my only chance ever! I will miss Alex so much! He is just like a little brother to me!And then we said goodbye to Yesenia and her daughter. That was hard. Yesenia cried and made me promise to write her as much as possible. Then to call her every week when I get off my mission and visit her once a month haha. I told her that is completely fine with me! And that I would be back to visit her as soon as I got off my mission. And then Yesenia's daughter wouldn't stop crying and gave me the biggest and longest hug. She just thanked us so much for helping her mother. That her life had been changed completely and she truly did love us. I honestly had no idea that she loved us so much. But she truly does. That was a very special moment for me. And I know that she will be baptized one day. Hopefully the other sisters can help her realize she wants the gospel in her life.