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Sunday, December 1, 2013

More like Him November Update

In the month of November I learned to be more patient.  Not patient, just more patient.  :)

I have been learning this lesson for years, it manifests itself in different ways, this time it is waiting on mission papers to be submitted. 

Crazy things happen to my Kota when he was getting ready to file his papers.  The state of Minnesota lost his papers for his driver's license.  We had to wait on his driver's license before we were able to send the papers on to the bishop.  We were all set up to send the papers to Kota's Minnesota Bishop.

Kota got his driver's license two days before he moved back to Ohio.  When he moved back, the papers that we filled out online did not automatically get transferred to our Ohio bishop.  When we submitted the papers a few weeks ago they went to the Minnesota bishop.  We had to wait for him to release them to the Ohio bishop.

It seems like a lot of waiting on our part.  I would normally be upset by all the delays, but I knew all of this things will happen on the Lord's time.  Maybe all the previous tests helped me endure this one better.  

Now the stake has his papers and we are waiting on people to get back from vacation to get an interview with President Talley.  Then we will wait again for the apostles in SLC to review his papers.  This has been a month of waiting.  We do look forward to the call so we know what kind of stuff to buy the kid.

I can't believe this day is here.  It seems like just yesterday he was singing in Primary, "I Hope They Call Me on a Mission."


  1. These waits are hard. The time between his call and his departure will absolutely fly though!

    I remember it took 6 weeks after my stake pres submitted my papers to get my call and I thought I would die from the wait. Our ward's typical turnaround time was 1 week, and the longest my stake pres had ever seen was 3 weeks when they were trying to place a couple with a special needs child. I was so afraid they were going to reject me even though the stake pres told me repeatedly (he was also my home teacher and a good friend) that HE was the one that made the decision over WHETHER I went, the 12 just decided where.

    It does seem like just yesterday that your kiddos were in Primary. I often catch myself looking around in sharing time for kids that are several years out of the program. Time flies. When you're NOT waiting for something. :)

  2. I enjoyed your testimony today and all your comments in Relief Society. It will all come together. I'm excited to see where he'll head off to! When my guys were little they always would sing "I hope they call me on a mission" and Jack would finish it with "so I can go afishin'"! Maybe that's why only one of my guys went..hmmmm.

  3. I need to take a page from your book, Stacey. Good lesson, patience. I, too, have so many things I'm going through and wish for the culmination of them, but just need to pray for patience and peace. Thank you for the lesson. Good luck and blessings to you and Kota as you wait

  4. You are doing a good job to remain patient with all those delays. I hope you get the word soon!