My sister Ashley entered the MTC today. I can't believe it. Last night I said my "goodbyes," and then this morning she forgot something and came back. Argh. It's ok though, I got to snap one last picture, and she was so excited to get to Provo that I didn't even shed a tear (this morning I mean.) She will be in the MTC until 30 December 2010 where she will depart to Cambodia. She will be a great missionary. I know that everyone says that about their siblings serving missions, but she really will be.
Last night I was laying in bed thinking about how time is such a valuable gift. You can do so much with time, but in the same instant it flies by.
In 18 months my daughter will be 3 years old.
In 18 months my unborn son will be 14 months old.
In 18 months TyRell will be done with his masters program.
In 18 months I have no idea where we will be living or where Ty will be working.
In 18 months Ashley will be home from her mission.
A lot is going to happen and I know looking back it will seem like it flew by. But right now 18 months seems like FOREVER to say goodbye. The people of Cambodia are real lucky to have her. And as her Bishop put it at her farewell "Cambodia will never be the same after Ashley has been there."