Monday, January 28, 2013

washington spokane mission

have you heard the news?

i am going to spokane washington on my mission!!!!!!!

can you tell i'm stoked?!

i report to the provo mtc on march 13th! its so soon!

i went clothes shopping with my momma today and ladies, let me tell you, i was scared of going to the sister missionary mall in provo - i was concerned that they wouldn't have cute stuff... they did! it was awesome! and everything was long enough which is almost impossible to find anywhere else! they also hem for free! if you haven't done so yet, go! its so helpful. and the girls that work there are so dang cute. overall it was just a great experience!

i am so excited about this y'all! thanks for your support!

<3 tutus on the subway

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

the suspense is killing me

hi friends!

sorry to not have kept you in the loop for a while but i only did that because i have been changing my mind like crazy! i'm not kidding. i didn't want to be held accountable for something i end up not doing or to confuse people so here is my rather long update...

if you know what has been going on, you can skip to **. otherwise read on!

originally i was planning to go back to stony brook, new york for another semester and have a blast dancing like a maniac. i even came home with nothing but a carry-on bag because i was planning to go back. but that changed... so my mom and i took a nice (cold) trip to nyc to pack up my clothes and donate basically everything else.

we saw annie: the musical. it was awesome! so fun!

we came home and i made sad attempts to register for classes at the u, but registering 2 weeks before the semester starts isn't easy but i was still going to try and get into the classes i needed on the first day of class.

then the first day of class came - after a long weekend i won't go into detail about here - and when i walked onto campus i immediately thought (before even stepping into class), "i love the u. this is my home, my school. but... i'm just not meant to go here this semester."

crazy, right? i am not the kind of person who takes time off of school, but Heavenly Father had another plan for me.


immediately i started fast-tracking getting my mission papers done. i conveniently had my wisdom teeth removed last summer so i just had to bump um my dentist and doctors appointments (with some truly divine help) and i was ready for my interviews within just a couple of days. how awesome?

on monday 01/07 i went to the u and decided not to attend but to start my papers.
on sunday 01/13 i met with my bishop.
on tuesday 01/15 i met with the stake president (what an awesome, spiritual experience that was).
on thursday 01/17 ashley and i went to the temple AND on the same day both of our calls were placed!!! WHAT?! two days-two days- (36 hours really) between when i submitted my papers and when elders of the quorum of the twelve met and received revelation from Heavenly Father as to where i should serve Him on a mission.

isn't that just amazing?

but know the suspense is killing me! where am i going? it doesn't really matter. but i still want to know! obviously!

lead kindly light amid the encircling gloom,
lead thou me on!
the night is dark and i am far from home,
lead thou me on!
keep thou my feet, i do not ask to see
the distant scene, 
one step enough for me.

this song has been my theme for the past several months; it reminds me that i don't always have to know what is going to happen in my future life but i must always remember that my loving Heavenly Father always knows. and not only does he know, but His plan is the one that i am supposed to be on. it is tailor-made, perfect for me.

my mission call should come tomorrow (though i am not sure because of MLK day...?) and i will get a little glimpse of what the next chapter in my life will hold, but this one step will be enough for me, for now.

where do you think i'm going??

<3 tutus on the subway
aka sister rasmuson