my mailbox looks a bit different than it did a week ago. To save myself the anxiety of watching it all day long, Erik went to the Post Office this morning to pick up our mail.

And it’s here. Thin, white, easily lost between two catalogs.

I started to cry. And I imagine I’ll shake and cry all day as I try to clean the house and make cookies, find snow boots and finish Halloween costumes. My mother heart is pounding.

6 p.m.

I’ll post the news.

October 26, 2010
October 28, 2010



  1. Natasha

    October 27, 2010

    Yay! I wonder what thin means… whatever it means, he will be great!

  2. Tifani

    October 27, 2010

    Thinking of you today. Hope you fill the hours so they don’t drag.

  3. jamesrivergirl

    October 27, 2010

    I really love that photo. I still stalk your blog and love it. I’m looking forward to hearing where he goes. I’d love it if he came to exotic Lubbock, Texas, because that’s where we are.
    -Carrie Randolph-Seng
    (Maralise Petersen’s sister-in-law)

  4. Kerri

    October 27, 2010

    I’m dying to hear!!!

  5. Selwyn

    October 27, 2010

    Oh, HUGZ! Wish I was there to help you remember to breathe!


  6. jess

    October 27, 2010

    MICHELLE!!!dying to hear the news! hang in there mama, just a few more hours!

  7. Jeanelle

    October 27, 2010

    So excited and happy for you…enjoy the moments tonight. I know you will! xox (oh my goodness – cannot believe the snow!)

  8. seven smiles

    October 27, 2010

    I’m following this with excitement for you and trepidation for me. 😮 You’re only a few months ahead of me and my first missionary send-off. Your posts remind me that it is closer than ever. Don’t forget to breathe and enjoy the night.

  9. Christie

    October 27, 2010

    Been thinking of you all day when I saw it on facebook. Hang in there. Only a few more hours to go. 🙂

  10. Reluctant Nomad

    October 27, 2010


  11. andrea

    October 27, 2010

    I don’t know how you are waiting!!! I’m excited for you guys!

  12. Shelah

    October 27, 2010

    I’m checking in, hoping that he got home early and you rushed right over to the computer to post. No luck.

  13. Tracy

    October 27, 2010

    Thinking about you all.

  14. Trainer Momma

    October 28, 2010

    Aaaaaahhhhhh! I’m dying to know.

  15. Rachelle

    October 28, 2010

    Ohhh mannn, that must have been quite the day! The photo of colorful leaves showing through the snow is beautiful!

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