Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sheer Poetry!

Slightly sappy but I'm embracing all things "sister missionary" right now. :)

"As I prepare to leave this place behind
My thoughts are turned above
To my Father and Redeemer
I feel Their fervent love.

The time is getting closer
When I'll set out on my way
I begin to count the weeks
The hours and the days.

The beginning of a journey
A tale I'll soon convey
Of the struggles and the joys
I'll feel along the way.

I'm sure the work's demandinding
And the hours will drag on
As I face the taxing task
of Teaching 'til the sun is gone.

There are days I'll be discouraged
And nights I'll miss my home
My heart might just feel empty
I may feel utterly alone.

Although concerns surround me
I must always face my fears
And know that through my trials
My savior will be near

I'll study scriptures daily
pondering the words I read
I know that if I do this
The Lord will take the lead.

When my heart becomes discouraged
I know that I must kneel
And utter words unto the Lord
His love for me is real.

For I know I am His daughter
He sent me here to earth
To preach of his true gospel
And learn of my great worth.

In my life He's never left me
And I'm sure He never will
Through trials I will face
I must listen and be still.

If I make sure my heart is open
And I'm faithful, kind and true
I'll hear the Savior's words ring out
declaring, "I love you!"

So as I serve His mission
I know He'll be my guide
and if I follow in His ways
He'll be right by my side.

(Thank you, HeatherAdele!)

...And a small addition of my own:

I'm excited for my mission,
I get to learn Tahitian.

xoxo Court