TWOday was just TWO TWO TWO much!!
(You know, It's February 22, 2022. Or, 2/22/22)
TWOday Jane got her MISSION CALL!!!!
With swollen cheeks, Jane walked into the kitchen as I was making dinner,
sat at the table and watched me as I began chopping vegetables.
She looked dazed and in a little pain.
All of a sudden she gasped and said to me and with slurred speech said:
"Mom, my mission call just came to my inbox!"
I dropped the knife and ran over to her.
Her hands were shaking and I was screaming.
I immediately called Christian (who was in Nashville) and we
were able to text Claire in Brazil because her mission President said
it was OK for her to facetime her opening the call.
Jane told me she wanted to read it alone first.
She walked into my bedroom and calmly shut the door while
the rest of us were bouncing off the walls!
Five minutes later she walked out with tears
in her eyes and a huge smile on her face.
"Are those happy tears, honey?" I asked her.
"Yes, oh my gosh, mom, yes, YES!"
Once we had Christian and Claire
(and about 10 other sister missionaries with her)
on the phone, she began reading her assignment.
(Jane's ice pack!)
PORTUGAL LISBON MISSION!!!!!!
Jane will report on July 25 and do two weeks of home MTC
then fly to Provo and attend the MTC there
for the remaining 4 weeks.
I am so excited for her!!
I am mostly excited that my girls will both speak PORTUGUESE!!!
I tell you, these sisters can't be divided!
On another note, one of her best friends from Provo, Hannah
was called to the exact same mission!!
(Jane and Hannah, in the Albuquerque airport, 2017)
With all her crying, smiling, screaming, and talking, Jane went to
bed with a very sore mouth and ice packs planted
on the sides of her mouth.
It was worth it.