Photo: Front of the CCM Thank you for all the love and supportive letters you are all sending Elder Ballard! We know he is reading them and so grateful! In the CCM, his p-day time is limited, so if his letters are short and sweet, or non existent to you - please know it's only … Continue reading First Month
I am still not sure of the reason why Elder Ballard couldn't send any photos the first three weeks but I am sure there is a good explanation. So today it felt like Christmas when I opening up the email to see so many!! He didn't write until later in the day so me and … Continue reading Week Three – Photos Finally!!!
Since the beginning of this journey I have had a roller coaster of emotions including happy, scared, worried, nervous, elated and stressed out - and everything else in between. I want to document my journey and my feelings as well as Elder Ballard's - because this is a new adventure for all of us. As … Continue reading Momma Feelings – Pre Mission
Elder Ballard has survived his second week! It is funny how Tuesday has become our most favorite day - Mike and I refresh our emails all day long till his comes. When he wrote I was right at my phone and so we got to send a few emails back and forth - made this … Continue reading Week Two
We anxiously watched our emails today waiting to hear from Elder Ballard! We had heard from his MTC President earlier in the week and he let us know that Tuesday is when he would be writing. We heard from Elder Ballard around 2 pm (3 pm his time), and we got a longer letter than … Continue reading The First Week
We waited anxiously the entire Tuesday to hear from Mikey. I texted constantly with all my new MMB's "missionary mom besties" to see if they had heard from their boys. We ended up chatting all day and getting to know each other and connect over this adventure that was unfolding. We knew he landed at … Continue reading The First Letter
We got up extra early and grabbed some breakfast on the way out to the airport. Elder Ballard was flying straight to the Colombian Missionary Training Center. Honestly, I felt like I was going to throw up I was so nervous. It was a rough and surreal feeling. I wondered if he would be flying … Continue reading The Airport