12 March 2008

5 Years Ago

I meant to post this Monday, but I kinda forgot until this morning when I was watching Good Morning America. On March 10th, 2003 I flew from the MTC to Munich to start my mission! I still remember it like it was yesterday...

calling my parents (& Jess!) at the airport in SLC, g

etting lost in the Chicago airport,

flying a LONG ways to London Heathrow Airport over Ireland and a very clear London Town,

almost missing our flight to Munich because Heathrow is a wierd airport where you don't wait at your gate,

meeting Pres. Wirthlin and Sister Wirthlin for the first time on March 11th and traveling by U-bahn for the first time... and getting lost with the APs in Munich!

Eatting my first dinner in Germany, in a Doner Kabab shop inside a Walmart

Wandering around said Walmart and hearing the Wirthlins argue about buying a house plant

finally getting some sleep (in the Gen. Authority room)!

waking up March 12th at 6:30am and wondering what I should do since the Wirthlins weren't up yet

memorizing a scripture while waiting for breakfast

spening the whole day at the Mission Office getting oriented

meeting my trainer, Sister Davis on March 13!

hearing that Elizabeth Smart had been found (hence why I remembered today, GMA interviewed them this morning... I remember being suprised, I had lived in Utah when she was kidnapped, Sis. Davis didn't even know who she was!)

leaving the Mission home and traveling to Wuerzburg!

I seriously can't believe its been 5 years, but its been a GREAT 5 years!


Lisa said...

I know. That sort of thing is a huge part of your life that's all your own. I have a hard time believing it's been 6 1/2 years since I went to Nauvoo. Where does the time go?

Susan and Chris: said...

Times goes by so fast, doesn't it? I still remember where I was when I heard that Elizabeth Smart had been found. I couldn't believe it.

Andrea said...

Wow, was it really that long ago? I guess longer for me. June 12 2002 was the first day of my mission (MTC). I still think about it nearly every day. I guess teaching German helps that a lot. Guess what? We're going back! This October we're going to Aachen for a school year. Should be interesting!