Wow. Sounds like you and Dad have been really busy. I can kind of understand the numb feeling. When I got here to the MTC, I just felt so numb to my surroundings. I didn't feel like I was really here. I ate and slept and did everything that i was supposed to, but it was like I was a robot just going through the motions and following directions.
So, Tomorrow! I am heading out to the airport at about 3:00 in the morning D: But while I'm in the airport I'll be able to call you up at around 5:00-5:30 or maybe more like 6:00. The window of calling time is from like 5 to 6:30 so I'm not quite sure exactly about the time, but I just wanted to let you know so you could be up and around your phone :) I'm glad that you're getting things figured out and that you can start organizing and cleaning the house. I'm honestly really nervous to go to Georgia. Like I'm way excited, but I honestly don't feel very prepared. (It feels like I've been in the MTC for months, but it's only been 12 days and I still feel like I have sooooooo much to learn.) But I guess if I tried to prepare towards my level of preparedness, I'd never be ready to go on my mission :P
I miss you guys a lot. Tell Amelia thank you for me for the Valentine's day card!! I loved it :D I'll try and get one sent back to her as soon as I can. All in all, even though I don't feel ready to go on my mission, I know that the Lord is with me. I know that He won't abandon me. I just need to put my trust and faith in Him and I know that He'll have my back. That doesn't mean that I'll get off easy and that i can't do the work. I still have to take my leap of faith, but at least I know that He'll be there to catch me if/when I fall short.
There definitely have been some hard days here, and quite a bit of discouragement, but the good days always make those hard times better. I'm still smiling every day and having a great time. I love my companion Sis. Nielsen (I finally figured out how to spell her name :P ) and I'm really going to miss her when we have to go our separate ways. That's probably one thing that I'll like the least, having to say goodbye so much. But I guess that makes the reunions that much sweeter when we see each other again. I had an amazing branch here, and such an awesome district! Haha, our district totally had a massaging session while all of us read from the MTC Handbook, it was Awesome! (it's so nice having a district of all girls haha) My goal this week is to work harder, and to strive to focus more on the work. I have so much to learn and get better at. (Especially learning how to study and to listen to the Spirit, but practice makes perfect :) ) I hope to hear from you soon! I'm off to Georgia! :D I love you all!