Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Labor (and Delivery) Day

Week 26   Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014   2:45 pm EDT         Labor (and Delivery) Day 

Why hello there, I have some shocking if not exciting news:

I'm having a baby!

​(jokes about immaculate conception are welcomed, but verge on false doctrine. but hey, it's your call.) 

In the most shocking transfer call of our missions, we found out that Chipman is one-and-done-ing Parkland and going to Steilacoom for her last two transfers (probably) and I'll be staying (yet again) and training a brand spanking new missionary. Chipman will still be in my zone, so we'll see each other fairly often - we aren't done with our shenanigans yet.

What to Expect When You're Expecting:
- You will feel both excited and astonished that you're being expected to train (read: not royally screw up) a new missionary. No pressure.
- You will realize that not buying groceries this week was a mistake, because this child will starve.
- You will feel slightly lame for having your child before leaving the nest.
- You will also be thrilled because you are training in the best area in the mission.
- You will feel gypped for only getting six weeks with your last companion.
- You will fear that you will never, ever, leave this area.
- You will pray. More than normal. (Which as a missionary, is already more than normal.)
- You will feel dumb (and also poor) because you may or may not have already printed off goodbye pictures and written thank you notes for the ward you've been in for the last six months. 
- But mostly you will feel happy. Oh so happy.

The scriptures I read this morning seemed fitting for such an occasion:

"Wherefore we labored diligently among our people, that we might persuade them to come unto Christ, and partake of the goodness of God, that they might enter into his rest..." (Jacob 1:7)

Until next week!

P.S. The man next to me at the library just rolled a joint at his computer. Bring on these next six weeks!

P.P.S. Buh Bye Chipman!

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