Best day EVER!!!
Elder Merkley, Elder Buttars, Elder Chapple, Hermana Adair, Hermana Woolley and I all got our visas today!!! (That's our whole district, except for Elder Reynolds. He's being a stud and hanging in there, although we all know it's got to be super hard.)
I had hoped, so badly, that we'd miraculously get our visas at the end of our time here in Provo, so that we'd all finish these 6 weeks together and get to fly (as far as New York) together. I'll be with Hermana Adair all the way to Madrid!!
We had been hosting all day (so fun!), and as I was walking back to our classroom, I heard Hermana Adair yelling, haha. I walked in and saw Elder Merkley jumping up and down, and then saw the paper saying I'd gotten my visa!! 'Lots of hugging the Hermanas/ yelling, "I wish I could hug you!" with the Elders, and maybe a couple tears. I feel so blessed to be able to head right to Spain. I still can't believe it!
I have just a little bit of time to let you all know what's happening, so I attached photos of the travel plans. I'll be able to call home (say whaaat??) from the New York airport (I bought a calling card here at the bookstore and Hermana Woolley filled me in on how to use it), sometime in between that 2:58pm- 7:30pm window on Monday. I'll try to call around 5:30pm so Dad's home and everything (I get to check email on Saturday as always, so let me know in a DearElder sometime before then if there's a specific time when I definitely need to call). I'm not really sure how things will be going while we're in the airport, but I'm thinking that'll work, yeah? Also, it'd be fun if we could work out a conference call with Mike, so maybe I'll call Mom or Dad's cell? -Let me know.
Anyway, I feel super blessed right now. I'm so happy! I'll get to talk more about the week on Saturday, and I'll talk to you all on Monday!!!
I love you all so much!
PS- As we walked to the travel office to pick up travel plans, I picked up a package full of GLORIOUS pumpkin chocolate-chip bread. Thank you, Mom!!!!