As for me,
My whole life, I have known that being a wife and mother is my mission, helping people in day-to-day life, is my mission. I am 100% comfortable with it, and it's not going to change.
I am most definitely not saying I'll be getting married and having babies within the year and a half I could be on a mission!! no way jose.
I know I could go on a mission, and be all of that good stuff above, but I feel so good about where I am in my life right now. Where I'm going to school, what my career plan is, everything feels right.
I have complete faith that it's what I'm supposed to do.
This is not a commandment, so do. not. feel. pressure.It is completely personal thing, between you and the Lord.
It's hard not feel a little left out, and it's hard knowing you'll be saying goodbye to those best girlfriends you thought you'd be hangin' with until you were hitched and had a bun in the oven. It's extra weird, and extra extra great!
(FUTURE HUSBAND: BE WARNED. We will not be getting married without the presence of Jessica Lynn Russell, so HOLD ON TO THAT RING)
This is going to be hard. and strange. but I'm proud. and when I think about the friends that will be leaving, I need to remember the friends that will be here still. especially my sisters, and the rest of my family. the most important friends I have.
I am so grateful. SO GRATEFUL for the Gospel, and the peace it brings.
I'm proud of EVERYONE. the boys too.
The church is true.
I can't wait to serve a mission with my sweetie poo when we is old and adorable.
Happy Conference weekend!