Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One Year Ago Right This Minute

Just as I write, it is 5 o'clock p.m., January 6, 2010. Exactly one year ago at this precise same time of day, Elder and Sister O'Dell parked in the parking lot of East Lansing, Michigan's Stoddard Student Living Center. Momentous moment!

What a fine year it has been! Not that our eighteen months wasn't good that we spent in Muncie, Indiana, but in many ways this second experience has eclipsed any other chapter of our marriage.

Originally, we signed up for a one-year-long mission. Then sometime last summer we "shipped over" (that is, extended our mission) somewhat cautiously. But the months following have brought confirmation upon confirmation that we did the right thing.

So here we are, exactly one year hence, very, very happy, with four months left before returning home.

Yet in the sagacious words of Sister O'Dell--"I'm glad it's not one year ago!"

1 comment:

Christy said...

Happy One Year!!! That is so cool that you guys went on another mission. You guys are such and example and I bet this time would be an awesome experience cause you know exactly what you are doing. Good memories and some of the best. I love you guys.