Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Give The Girl A Break

I think I know a reason why missionaries might not want to come home.

What are you going to do NOW???
When do you leave for school????
Have you found a job??
What? When? How? Why?

She is still unpacking...and trying to adjust to the differences of not being a missionary and back in the States.
She is enjoying the hugs and smiles of all of her family and friends.
She has been "working for 18 months...without a day off.
She was dedicated to the work that she was to do and was successful in her trials.
She is missing her friends in Argentina...and feeling "home sick".
She was asked to substitute teaching Seminary at the High School for the week.
She is loving it...
and I believe will help her transition a little more to being home.
So, when you see a missionary that has just got home...instead of asking all the above questions....
How about saying
"Welcome Home"
Tell me how YOU are doing?


Karlenn said...

Agreed, agreed, agreed. People mean well, but they ask all the wrong questions. I felt like it wasn't right for me, myself, to go on a mission. Oh, the questions. "Oh. So are you dating someone?" "No. I just felt like I need to stay here." "Oh. So... what are you going to DO??" Grrr.

Lene said...

I am just glad she is home...there is plenty of time for all of that other stuff.

Oh yeah....I will see ya in about 38 days! WOOT WOOT

Mindy H. said...

I am just happy to have her back...although now I am wishing I was in her seminary class!

Anonymous said...

I never thought of that! Thanks for the insight.
She looks so happy!
good job!

Walt & Eileen Petersen said...

Yes, it is a big adjustment from missionary life to life back home. I think Ed Pinegar wrote a book about how to made the adjustment.
But President Hinckley's promise is still in effect: "You will be blessed every day for the rest of your life for serving a mission."
Love, Los Petersen - Walt & Eileen - Argentina

MaryRC said...

that is very good advice, it like after you get married.. "when are you gonna start a family?"

Michele said...

Hi Janiece ~ she looks so happy! But it's true, some people don't think before they speak. Glad she's teaching!


kayleen said...

Those are very good thoughts! She is sucha sweetie! I think sometimes people just don't know what else to say. I don't think they even think anything of it.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

GOOD ADVICE! She is so pretty!

Tina said...

I'm sure that coming back to the states was a huge adjustment for Kira. I hope things have calmed down some for her.