TODAY is THE DAY!!!!!!!! Amanda is on her way!! House cleaned...check...Yard work done...check...(thank you Andersen family!!)...Welcome Home Banner picked up...check (another thanks to Wariner family for one of the banners...All the family here but Ty to pick her up...check...Flight landed in United States...check (she has two more flights to make before she gets here)...A mom who is CRAZY because she is soooooo EXCITED...check!!!
Here is the picture for today. Another with the children because I know being with them made her so HAPPY!:
I thought it appropriate to end with Hermanita Nelson's words (this is what Amanda has been known by for the last 18 months) so here is a quote from one of her letters:
I can´t even describe it but when I saw them (the people she had been teaching)walk through the doors, my heart just like melted because I was just so happy, and it like moved me to tears. Man, I just love these people and feel so special to be out here serving them. And it´s just soo cool because I know the work we are doing here is blessing this rama so much, which just makes me feel good. We get to be instruments in the Lords hands to help these people out. They are good people, they just need a lil help, and that´s what hermanas are for! ANd let´s talk about how I officially finish my mission this Wednesday, my 18 months will be up! (she was in Paraguay for three weeks longer than the 18 months she was called to serve) ha but don´t worry, I just take that extra 3 weeks as like a bonus. THere is still so much work to be done here and it is time to go out with a bang! And I know the Lord will bless us for our obedience and animo! No time to waste people, time to get serious. I love Paraguay. I love the mission. I love being a missionary. Life is good :) Oh and by the way, Angela and Alisa (my two oldest daughters) have got to be the cutest lil moms, that makes me excited to be a mom.. mas adelante. Bueno I love yall! Have a great week! Be good!
You heard her...have a great week! Be good! Love you all! Hugs, Cheryl
*I will announce the winner of the give away on Tuesday