Friday, March 25, 2011

Called to Serve.

So while in California at Alex's house, we decided to go through his mission stuff.
16 planners, hundreds of letters, lots of pictures, notes of encouragement, and 2 journals.
2 journals which look like ancient books of scripture, mind you.
He got them at Barnes & Noble when he went through the temple.
These journals are seriously a gold mine.
They have been SO fun to read.
The first time through we skipped to the parts where he talked about me.
My personal favorite is from Christmas Day 2008.

"...we hung out at the Maurer's all day...The Maurers are way tight. Kaycie is hott."

Another great one is from before he left (10/13/07)
"Today I got a haircut. I hate it. I hate having short hair but I know I have to do it. Serving the Lord is way more important than having my long hippie hair."
So cute, huh?

I love this one too from near entering the MTC (10/24/07):
"Today we went tracting with Elder Murphy. Elder Butars has a broken foot. It was so amazing. I've never had the spirit actually follow me like it did today. We didn't see any miracles, but it was definitely worth it. I know this is just a taste, but it has made me even more excited to serve. I'm gonna tear it up out there! I can't wait. I even started talking. People listened to me and I wasn't even scared, I just went for it. I don't wanna sound cocky or prideful, but I think I'm going to be able to do this great work that I have been called to do. I know it will be hard, but I think I can do it."

I loveeeee it!
I love that he let me bring his journals back to Utah and read them all the way through.
I am still where he is in the MTC.
He is so dang cute.
I love that he writes how he talks. It makes it so entertaining.
I am so proud of my boy.
He was such an awesome missionary.
I know he gets down on himself a lot because he feels like he could have done more, but he did awesome.
He did what he was called to do.

Hope you enjoyed those little treasures.
I'm sure I will find more...keep ya posted! :)


Mari Brickson said...

A ha ha, that's awesome. I love it!!!! I wish Keith had been into keeping journals!

kate said...

i agree. kaycie is hott. :] so cute. i love it.