I can't wait to get back into the swing of things at home. I have so much to figure out when I get there! But I'm exhausted because I hardly slept last night.
Yesterday was a tender day for me. I cried all through Stake Conference, and again at our departing devotional. I had a hard time controlling my voice as I shared an experience and bore my testimony. President said some very nice things about me from the pulpit and everyone was very complementary afterwards as we talked.
We didn't quite get our goal of 20 lessons, but we got 19. That's more than we've ever gotten and still something to be proud of. I needed something to work hard at for this final week. :-)
Today I will be picked up to go to the mission home at 4:15. After that I'll be there until I fly out at 10:45am from Ontario to Seatac tomorrow.
Elder Walker is also getting transferred out of the area, and we're both sad about that. The Byrds won't like that at all... but I think that Elder Teisina and Elder Didrickson will be able to work well with them (they were over the north half of the ward and now they'll be covering the whole ward). The Byrds will soon love them too. :-)
Saturday I had tons of bike problems. So annoying! Especially to think that we might have reached our goal of 20 lessons if it wasn't for that.
I didn't really do anything special for my birthday. A couple people out here remembered, which was nice. I was on exchanges in 4th ward for most of the day and we went to Rosa Maria's (a famous, San Bernardino version of Dicks, only Mexican food) for a free burrito and drink (horchata).
Well, I will see you tomorrow! I can't wait!
I love you!