Thursday, August 11, 2011


Am I really posting this already? Has he really been gone for 181 days? I'm proud to say that I have made it through the first 6 months of Preston's mission :) that calculates to 1/4 of his mission. Done. Gone forever :) Could I be any more happy? No :) (technically his 6 months mark was August 9th but I have been without internet for 2 days)
These 6 months have been some of the hardest months of my life - hands down. But they have also been some of the best. I have met some of the most amazing girls and created friendships that I know will last a very long time. I've grown so much and I'm learning more every day. I've learned to appreciate the little things that I never did before. Because really, the little things in life matter the most. But most importantly, I've never been more in love with Preston :) waiting isn't so hard anymore. It's still hard... But call me crazy - I actually enjoy it. We are both learning so much about ourselves during these two years. It's amazing to see both of us going through this together. 
I wouldn't be posting this right now if it wasn't for all the wonderful MG's. I don't know if I'd be this happy during this waiting process without them. So girls, thank you :) 
Also, I am happy to say that I haven't gone on any dates yet since Preston left. Some girls date, some girls don't. I always just said that I'd do what feels right. But so far, not dating has been right :) It's made my life so much easier. 
I'd like to end with saying that Preston has been the most amazing missionary. He is working SO hard everyday but he still makes time to write me every single week. He still makes time to make me videos and take pictures. He is putting in the extra effort to serve the Lord but also love me at the same time. And I love him so much for it :) 
I just can't wait for the next 6 months! I go to China in 15 days and I couldn't be more excited for the future :) 
p.s. This is what 6 months down looks like :)
I'm not worried that my feelings will change :) I love what one of my new favorite songs by Keith Urban says:
"But if anyone can make it, I'm betting on me and you
Just keep on moving in to me
I know you're going to see
The best is yet to come

Don’t fear it now; we're going all the way
Where the sun is shining on a brand new day
It's a long way down, and it's a leap of faith
But I’m never giving up, 'cause I know we got a once in a lifetime love"


  1. good for you girl! i'm so proud of you and stalk you all the time. thanks for bein a good example to me :)

  2. I am so excited for you!! I love this post, makes me smile. =) =)

  3. Your blog always makes me smile :) I am so happy got you and this accomplishment that you have gotten to. Congrats! And thank you again for making me smile every time I see a post from you :)

  4. Wooo!! I cant wait to be there! :]

  5. okayyy the triangle looks a million times better than my called to serve countdown chart. i may have to get a second one..

  6. Hey Desiree,
    First of all I want to say that you are adorable. I watch your channel on YouTube often. I really enjoy it. I am also waiting for a missionary. He left February 9th 2011. You said you have met many amazing girls. I wish I couldfind friends that are also MG's. How do I get in on that?

  7. You are amazing and an inspiration to me. I will embark on this journey in January!(:


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