Stephanie has been waiting on pins and needles for a couple of months now. Especially when she was told that her Missionary application had made it to Church head quarters in Utah. After that she checked the mail every day! For three weeks she checked the mail and nothing. Everyone kept telling her that it usually takes two weeks, and that normally the mission letters go out on Thursdays, then she heard of a couple of people that waited 5 and 6 weeks for their mission call.
The envelope finally arrived, one Friday after I had gone to bed in order to be able to be up at 9 PM to go to work at 11 PM. I understand that she posted the notice of the envelopes arrival on Facebook and everyone commented “open it” her response back was – I can’t my Mom is sleeping because she works tonight. Then came a comment “wake her up” and she replied something like “It’s ok I think I’ll wait”.
I am glad that she didn’t wake me up I had not been able to sleep the 2 previous days more than 4 hours a day, but I would not have been mad if she woke me up.
She finally walked into my bedroom around 8:45 or so, I guess she just couldn’t wait anymore. My little sister and her two little one’s came over and Stephanie opened her mission letter:
She started reading, and then got to the part were she was called to serve in the Spokane, WA Mission, I thought she was going to cry, because it wasn’t out of the country and it wasn’t a different language, but she didn’t. That’s when I guess she knew she was called to were she needed to go, and accepted it with a smile:
We are now on a serious crunch for time, getting medical insurance moved over correctly, getting the right kind of clothing, she did find a sale on luggage, getting a new military dependent ID so the insurance will work, getting the Student loans postponed, getting a power of attorney incase I need to deal with the Student loans, and so on and so forth…. Only have 4 Saturdays until I have to drive her to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah!
So if you live in Easter Washington or Northern Idaho…Keep an eye out for Sister Dickerman.