I did not see this coming. I am going home! This last year and a half has flown by. It honestly feels like one big dream. The past 18 months have been some of the most joyous, exciting, adventurous moments of my life thus far. At the same time it has been some of the most Frustrating, challenging, and heartbreaking moments of my life thus far. I have learned a lot here! I have learned how to have patience, faith, hope, how to love people, how to teach, how to share the gospel, but most of all I found me. I know who I am. I know I am a Child of God.
I have come to love Cabo Verde. This place will have a very special place in my heart. I wish I could express all I feel for this place and the people but words do not describe it. I am excited to see my family again but I am saddened to leave one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. These people here are so humble, loving, and generous. I love them. I love Cabo Verde.
My mission has changed my life. I know I am not the same person I was. My goals for the future have changed. I now know what kind of mom I want to be, what kind of family I want to raise, and what kind of man I want to marry. I am so grateful and humbled for the opportunity and privilege I had to serve a mission. It has been some of the greatest years of my life thus far. The future is bright.
Lots of Love,