31 July 2010

A Countdown to a Countdown.

Well the countdown timer(which I don't know if I mentioned that I made myself) is a "0 months" which is a very awesome reminder that I've got only a little over a year left to go.

I got Hannah's present all put together and ready to go, I'll probably send it off a week from Monday so it gets there early.  I got a lot of good recommendations from my friends of what to send her, however, most of my friends served missions or wrote to someone who served a mission Stateside, so a lot of their ideas did me no good considering my package will most likely take 3 weeks to get to her, as well as passing through international customs.  I ended up sending candy, a few CDs of "Mission Appropriate" music that I put together, some nerdy missionary stuff, a bunch of pictures, as well as a few "inside joke" things.  I'm pretty happy with my decision considering the very limited options I had.

In the end I think I did a pretty good job, I'm just really glad that she's only out for one birthday, otherwise I'd be all out of present ideas, I'm already stressing over Christmas!  I mean, I can't think of anything else to get her that I didn't already get except for more candy, and really, how much candy do I want to send?  I don't want Hannah coming home all Rolly-Polly because all I could think to send her were Sweets.

As I was talking to Andrew at work this week Hannah came up.  I got the usual sucks-to-be-you snicker, then he asked me whether or not I was waiting.  I told him I was still dating(with little success so far, is that good or bad?) and his snicker turned into a laugh.  He asked me what if I meet "the one" while Hannah is gone.  Good question, hope for polygamy to make a comeback?  As far as I'm concerned, Hannah could be "the one" which creates the real problem, what if I find another 'one'?  Well I think that's doubtful, but I'd definitely wait for Hannah to come home, probably even convince "the one #2" that I needed to spend some time with Hannah("the one #1).  I mean, I have to know, it's the way I am, I can't not know.  I figure, I have to get rid of as many 'what ifs' as possible before I make giant life changing decisions, otherwise I'll always wonder.  Really "the one #2" would just have to try and understand the position I'm in, it's complicated, it's a situation that is unlike any other.  So my answer to what if I meet another 'one' in the next year and 23 days?  I don't know, there's no plan, I'll wait and see.


KatOfDiamonds said...

First off, I'm sorry but this comment has nothing to do with your post above...

I really wanted to say thank you for adding your voice to the reactions of the MBP Prop 8 post. It makes my heart smile that there are people like you out there who think with logic, rational, emotion AND faith who also can then turn around and explain their rational with clarity and confidence.
Calvin as a character or as a "real" anon blogger, it saddens me that most of his rational was just regurgitation of other foolish arguments which very little original thought (as far as anything he said outside of the LDS faith).

Sadly the polar opposites of the issue scream the loudest and those who are respectful of both sides get drowned out in all the noise.

So thank you once again for your words.

Waiting On A Sister Missionary said...

Well thank you. Though to be honest my comment was less taking a stand and more of a stand against misinformation. In my opinion, people can think, say, or do whatever they want, as long as they're accurately informed.

Whitney said...

Ha ha! Also not much to do with this post but we have a facebook group for people waiting for missionaries.
I don't know if you've checked it out, but it's a great place for support and a place where people understand your frustrations with the mailman or obsession with P-days.
It's overrun with girls waiting, but at the moment we do have one guy waiting for his sister missionary. You should check us out. Just request to join and maybe mention that you are waiting for a sister missionary (we've had a problem with guys joining to troll). Anyway I'd love to see you on there and I'm sure Ben would love another guy in the group.
Keep it up and stay strong in your wait!

singlemormonchick said...

hey! where the heck are you? miss your posts. :)