We had something fun happen this morning! My mom and stepdad have been getting ready to do missionary work for our church. You basically send in a lot of paperwork to church headquarters and they decide where to send you (anywhere in the world, pretty much) and they send you a letter telling you where you're going and when you're leaving.
They've been waiting for several weeks for their letter to arrive and they got it this morning. Typical of the small religious town I'm from, their mailman saw the letter at the post office this morning and called them to tell them he had it. He doesn't deliver their mail until the afternoon and thought they might not want to wait that long, so he held it at the post office for them to pick up right away this morning. That story just makes me love and miss my hometown.
Anyway, to make a long story shorter, my sister and brother met over at their house this morning to watch them open it and they Face Timed me in on our Ipads (like Skype) so I could watch too. It was fun being part of a family meeting via iPad.
So the big news is...starting in July they will be working in a church public affairs office for 18 months in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
My first thought was...where?! My second thought was...didn't they have an episode of Amazing Race in Kuala Lumpur? That's basically the extent of my knowledge of that area, lol.
So we all looked it up and learned a little bit more about it and I think it will be a pretty amazing adventure for them. We will miss them while they're gone, but they're really excited and I think this will be a great experience. They travel a lot and they've been to a lot of pretty cool places and aren't afraid of adventure, so I think this will be a good fit for them.
So there's the excitement in my family this morning!