Coming Home From My South Dakota Mission

I served as a Mormon missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I served in North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota and Iowa. It was a huge mission but has blessed my life tremendously. After serving in such areas as Devils Lake, ND, Bemidji, Minnesota (where I met my grandpa for the first time) and even Wagner, Sd where the wind blows and I Missionarytracked in 66 below zero I was able to start thinking about going home. I had served in that mission (South Dakota Rapid City Mission) for 2 years and was ready to see my family.

So I got on the plane in Rapid City and flew home to meet my family at the Las Vegas airport. Boy, was I ever nervous! I had not seen my family in over 2 years and was about to be plunged back into normal life.

So here I was, as nervous as a dog staring at an oncoming train, going down the escalators to meet my mom, dad and siblings who were waiting at the bottom in the baggage claim. I saw them in the corner of my eye and tried not to stare because my heart started pounding so fast I could scarcely concentrate on what I was going to do or say…

After the hugs and the kisses we got into the old family car (a sweet limo pick up would have been amazing! If I did it again I might have called a company for that! Let me give a shout out to my buddy who owns such a company…his website is: www.hendersonlimoservice.com. As much as I loved my old family car, riding home in a luxury limo would have been awesome and maybe I will do that for my kid someday…

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