Saturday, June 18, 2011

The long wait for the mission call

On March 14, 2011 we received a call from President Anderson and he stated that all the information was sent to Salt Lake.  We received an e-mail from Salt Lake a couple of days later saying it was received and that we could expect our call between 4-6 weeks.

Time passed and we were anxious to receive our call.  We waited patiently for almost 5 weeks and then we asked Bishop Kidman to check on it and he said that it had been sent at the same time as Alec Olmsteads and Alec had already received his call the previous Thursday.

Monday was Don's birthday and he was hoping it would come on his birthday April 18th.  No such luck.  We were unlucky again on Tuesday, Wednesday, and then our luck would change on April 21st.  Our mail usually comes about 2:30 p.m., but I decided to try it about 2:00.  The mail woman was there sitting in her car but the mailbox was empty.  I went to her car to inquire about the mail and she said she hadn't delivered it yet.  So the stalking began.  I went on a walk and came back in about 15 minutes.  She was still in her car.  Another walk and then when I returned she was gone.  I opened the mailbox and there it was.  I wanted to go home and rip it open but Don was golfing and we needed to make the arrangements so our children and grandchildren could participate when we opened the letter.

April 2011

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