11.17.2012

COUNTRY GIRL GOES TO BIG CITY!


i'm sure everyone who reads my blog knows by now where i'm going on my mission.  but for anyone that may have missed it, here it is:

I'M GOING TO HONG KONG CHINA!! CANTONESE SPEAKING! APRIL 3RD!!

it couldn't have been a bigger shock to me.






i had the BEST support group there cheering me on.  my grandparents on both sides, friends from high school and college, neighbors, and of course my incredibly amazing family.  oh, and the cardboard cutout of spencer of course. ;) haha

words can't really describe what i feel right now.  SHOCK.  that's the emotion.  there is no fear; not yet at least.  there is some excitement, but mostly it's just complete shock that i am going to CHINA.  i mean, look at this: 


this is hong kong.  i am a country girl, from teeny little heber city, utah.  my own little bubble.  i am now going out into the real world, into a HUGE city, into china.  it's insane.  i haven't processed it yet. but the Lord will bless me, i have no doubt of that.  

look out, hong kong!  here i come!  ready to do HARD things!  

4 comments:

Michelle said...

YEAH!!! I don't have much opportunity to see updates here in Hawaii so I am so happy that you posted it on your blog! Congratulations!! You will be great in Hong Kong - you would be great anywhere. So exciting!!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations, Shaylee! That is amazing! You are going to be a fantastic missionary.
I want to thank you for the faith you have shown in this post--your trust in the Lord to bless you and your willingness to do hard things for Him. That is a great example to me and I needed to hear it today, particularly as I am coming to hard choices in my life as well.
You're the best Shay--we will have to get together over Christmas break so I can congratulate you personally. Love ya! :)

Anonymous said...

Since this is so recent you may not know her blog yet, but Dia Darcey's blog is one I LOVED when she was in Hong Kong. She was also Cantonese speaking and has been home a few months and just married (or is about to...it was sometime in Nov) a guy from her mission.

She's pretty active in the blog world and on FB it seems, you'd probably find her very willing to chat and help in anyway.

Hope

Anonymous said...

http://sistermissionary.blogspot.com/ I just realized I forgot to leave you Dia's blog link! Sorry!

Hope