Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24th, 2014

the best 18 months <3

Well, this is it everyone! I still am in denial about this day even being here. Ask me 18 months ago and I would have told y'all that this time NEVER would have come. And if I had any say in it, I wouldn't have ever allowed it to! I have no idea how it went by so fast. My time as a missionary is coming to an end and it is the hardest thing I've ever had to face. But I find a lot of comfort through all of the things that I've been able to learn through my service here in Houston- one of those things being that Heavenly Father has a plan. He has a plan for every one of His children. And this is just part of that plan :) 
Leaving Houston is like leaving home all over again. I have been so blessed to have met some of the most amazing people here who I now call family. I don't really know how I'm going to be able to say goodbye to them all, but I've left my family & home once before so I know that the Lord will help me to do it again :) 
Being a missionary in the GREAT state of Texas has been, and always will be, the most amazing 18 months of my life. Not only of my life, but also the most amazing 18 months FOR my life. Each and every day was filled with experiences and memories that I will cherish for eternity. I will always look back on these days, knowing that they were the ones that has made me into the person I am today. I have learned quite a few things on this crazy journey that I don't think I could have any other way!

I have come to know how deep and real God's love really is. He doesn't care about how much money we have, if our clothes are in style or if we always have the next best thing. He doesn't care if we are the best looking or the smartest one out of the crowd. He cares about where our hearts are at. He cares about the love that we have and show towards our brothers & sisters here on earth, and for Him and His son Jesus Christ. 
I know what it means to truly see someone as a child of God, and see them through His eyes. Everyone is beautiful in His eyes, and is of far greater worth than we will ever be able to know. 
More than anything, I have come to know that the greatest happiness we have available to us in this life comes as we lose ourselves in the service of others. When we forget ourselves, we become our best selves. 
I have learned how to receive guidance from the Holy Ghost, and how to TRUST in what and where it leads me- no matter how crazy or hard it may seem at first. 
I've learned that no matter how difficult life may seem at times, or how big our trials may be, the change to make it all better is ALWAYS a change that needs to happen within ourselves, not around us. 
I've learned that our Savior's atonement is a very real thing- something that is ALWAYS there for us. And always will be. He has become my very best friend. And because of Him, my life will never be the same. I am here today because of Him. He helped me to get through those moments on my mission that I was about ready to drop and give up. I can't say that I did it, but I can say that WE did it :) I am so grateful to know that I will be leaving this incredible city knowing that I did all that the Lord has asked of me. I have given Houston my whole heart! And its all because of Him. I KNOW that He lives. I know that this church is true. I have seen this perfect gospel change lives, and I couldn't be more grateful for it :)
Being a missionary has been the most amazing experience of my life, and it's just the beginning! Name tag or not, I will forever be Sister Huber <3


with all of my heart, for the very last time--
sister huber

Family History on campus!

Last district meeting

burning of the skirts :)

putting up christmas trees with our favorite investigators :) 

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