Tuesday, October 21, 2008

When's the Blogging Time?

I don't have a lot of blogging time today. I'm officially Buddy's mission companion until he gets to see the Stake President and gets released from his mission.

Can you believe that they don't actually build in daily blogging time to the standard missionary schedule? I don't really know how they're supposed to function without that. Probably has something to do with faith and the extra blessings of being a missionary.

Last night went GREAT. We had a fun homecoming at the airport, a wonderful family dinner, and then Buddy shared a spiritual message using a lot of the ASL he's learned. It was really wonderful.

After the girls went to bed we got a chance to talk and just reassure him that we're very proud of him and the difficult choices he's making, and as long as he feels like he's right with God, we're happy.


Things are good.


**Blogging while your companion is in the bathroom is an interesting way to limit your online time for the day.

28 comments:

Paul said...

Very nice.

Take care of yourselves!

Amy Peterson said...

I'm so glad that you had a GREAT night! Shhh, I won't tell your companion you were blogging! ; )

Melissa said...

What?! No blogging time! You really should bring that up with one of the higher-ups!
Glad things are going well!!

Becky N. said...

Yes.... I'm not sure how one is supposed to function without connection to the online world. Poor missionaries, they really have it rough sometimes!!

How fun, being a stand-in companion. I'm glad you found some time to update us. And I'm glad things are going well!

Laura said...

Eugh, you are a good woman. I couldn't handle the missionary sleep schedule. No way.

The Dillon 6 said...

how fun to spend THAT MUCH TIME with your 19 year old son...or not. ;) I'm glad all is well. Let me know if you learn any fun things about mission life! :)

No Cool Story said...

You are a good woman and mom JustRandi.
I take off my Mexi hat to you.

What do you guys do on P day? ;)

Jan said...

So happy to hear all about the reunion. How fun. Have fun as a missionary Randi. I mean Sister Randi.

momof3crazykids said...

I'm glad he had a great homecoming.
How fun, you get to be a missionary for a little while.

sue q said...

Thank goodness. I'm so glad for you and for him and happiness and love clouds are swirling madly!

But I don't get it. I know several missionaries who keep a blog instead of writing tons of emails on p-days. It should be a requirement! Think of all the time they save!

happy, happy days!

Kimberly said...

So glad to get a feeling of peace from this post. Glad you're not feeling as unsettled as before.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

"as long as he feels like he's right with God, we're happy."

What a wonderful perspective. I know this will bring peace and comfort.

Too funny about blogging while he's in the bathroom :-)Maybe you should write to the mish department on the advantages of blogging as a missionary tool :-)

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

:)

Sarah said...

I'm glad you have some peace and perspective on the whole thing. Not every mission is completed when you are 19/20 and there are many ways to serve.

I <3 you.

That Girl in Brazil said...

*glowing!*

von said...
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Tori :) said...

I think it's awesome that he got to learn asl.

I should take the laptop in with me when I go pee...

Yvonne said...

(Sorry about the above comment--wrong account)

I am so glad that all went well.

You always have such a great perspective, and perspective is so important.

Whitney said...

No blogging on a mission?! What?! Insane. :)
That's awesome that he's learned some ASL. I would love to learn some, too.

Chell said...

Am so glad that you feel better about it all...

Enjoy being the buddy!! :)

beckers said...

Yay for having your buddy back!! Tell him we love him!

Becky said...

Sounds like things don't feel quite so out of control anymore. I'm glad.

Bummer about the limited blog time, though. You really ought to take it up with the Mission Prez. :)

Marilyn said...

thanks for updating everyone.So who's the senior companion???

Heather said...

Nice, Randi. You crack me up.

Brynns is officially obsessed with the "pink chicken". She sees you on all the blogs.

kristi said...

yea! Thanks for the little update! And I like the way you snuck in the blogging :)

Elizabeth-W said...

Glad things are good. :D

nevadanista said...

Very nice!

Nancy Face said...

This makes me happy. :)