Saturday, April 25, 2009

I Wondered When It Would Hit

I knew this day would come...Kira has been in a fog since she got home...
This morning she came and crawled in bed next to me and said, "Mom, I really miss it"
My only reply was, "I know Sunshine".
We talked about converts, investigators, companions, other missionaries and members who cared so much.
and I watched as I saw the first post mission tears started to stream down her face.









she has several cd's of pictures...I wish I could add them all. Each one is an amazing memory.

16 comments:

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Ah, bless her heart! What a good mommy you are to her! I hear it's hard from them when they get home to adjust. She has wonderful memories it sounds like and it looks like wonderful pictures as well!

Lene said...

Oh Miss Kira...I can only imagine how the people are missing you. You have such a special spirit about you.

Cynthia said...

It must be so hard to find your footing again after a mission experience. Two of my sisters shared that same experience- and the adjustment when home. Sounds like she really served with her whole heart- bless her for that!

angelicindy said...

Keep busy. It's the only way to help with the transition.

Like my mom always says, It's okay to have a bad day every once in a while... it's expected... just don't make it every day. That's SO like my mom! You can be sad or lonesome or confused, but then get over it :)

Mimi Sue said...

It's hard to see your kids hurt, even if it's a homesick hurt. Adjusting is harder on some than others. I'm so glad she had a wonderful experience. Only time lightens they feelings. Mimi

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Janiece,

It is a big change for her!!
My kids haven't done anything like that. I think it's awesome.
Thanks for stopping by.
Deb

Liz said...

You are such a remarkable mother. If we never get to meet in this life, you better be lookin for me in the next!!! I hope my own sweet girl will grow up to be like your sweet girl.

THE CALLS said...

It's so sad. I can imagine how much you can miss it when you first get home. I bet they miss her too very much.
Sayda

Hang in there Kira. Good things will soon come your way.

Michele said...

Awwww...what a sweetie! I'm sure they miss her more. She seems like such a wonderful woman...and you should be so proud of her.

Hugz,
Michele

Mindy H. said...

I feel Kira's pain. It can be really hard to come back to "the world" after spending 18 months immersed in the spirit and having the pure love of Chirst as your main motivation. Everything else can really seem like a let down...until you find your new purpose. Kira still has so much to do...so many lives to touch and lessons to teach. She deserves a break and some time to ponder and even some time to cry.

linda said...

This brought me to tears Janiece. I can just imagine how much she misses the life she's know for the last 18 months. She's so lucky to have you and such a supportive family by her side. She'll find her way soon.

Walt & Eileen Petersen said...

Our two daughters who served missions say they still think about it, and how it's helped them through the rest of their life...one with 7 children now, the other expecting her 5th.
Now, Kira, too, can look forward finding her eternal sweetheart and raising her own little missionaries to go do what she did to bring so many unto Christ. Love, Los Petersen - Argentina
P.S. That book about how to adjust back from your mission is by Joe J. Christensen, not Ed Pinegar.

Kayleen said...

We love you amazing ladies! Please hang in there!

MaryRC said...

its okay to wish being such a blessing in other people's lives. a bet a bit of service will snap her out of it. there are always lonely people in a ward who need such a blessing. really you should be very proud to see those tears.

Karlenn said...

Poor girl. It's really hard to make such huge transitions. It's a testament to how well she served that she misses it so much.

Bren's Life said...

Ohh! I want to cry with you guys too. I hope she's coping a little better now. I can't even imagine,.