6 More.

Okay, So I try to stay away from counting down as much as possible, but let's be real, who wouldn't be super excited for their boyfriend of 5.5 years to come back from his 2 year LDS mission? I definitely love that he is serving and don't want to be a distraction, but I still miss him and can't wait for him to be home.

So I am just going to sit back and say, Happy 6 More months until I see Joey Ireland's cute face again. I might even hug him or something.

TOTALLY freaking out right now.  :)

thumbs up, Elder Ireland, thumbs up.

Keep working hard. :)


Distraction is Subjective.

I have a friend who always tells me that everything is subjective. When I complained about one of my many housemates breaking my cup and how the decent thing was for her to pay for it, he said that that was subjective. She never paid for it, I never liked her anyway. And he was right, she didn't have to pay for it, it's just what I would have done because I am that kind of person.

Waiting for a missionary, you hear a lot of people preach to you that you shouldn't distract the missionary. In fact, some people consider a missionary having a girl back home a huge distraction. There are SO many times I have heard people say how the missionaries with girls back home are the laziest missionaries, and every time I hear that it boils my blood because Elder Ireland has a girl waiting for him at home and he is the complete opposite of lazy.

I am a member of a Facebook group filled with girls and boys waiting for missionaries; once in a while a girl likes to preach to everyone how we shouldn't tell our boys we love them or be too lovey because we are distracting them. Or a girl posts something that she was going to send her missionary but someone told her that that would distract him so now she isn't sure if she should send this anymore.

I am here to tell you a concept that a lot of people don't seem to grasp.

Distraction is subjective.

Just because it distracts your missionary friend, or because you were companions with a missionary who had a girl and he happened to not be taking his mission seriously, doesn't mean that other missionaries are going to get distracted or be lazy.

Don't generalize. We are not all the same.

You know what distracts me? Watching Spongebob, or dresses, or fabric. Does that distract you? Probably not.

So does that mean that you have to go preach to the world that someone's actions distract all missionaries?

A while back, a girl posted on her Facebook how excited she was because she had so many more months left of her wait and this guy straight up went on about how she needed to stop counting down, she was distracting him.

She didn't take it and I butted in. Nothing makes me more angry then people who think that because we count down we are sending our missionaries letters that say "OMG 324 days left, I can't wait until you are home!" No. And even if I did, maybe that motivates my missionary, maybe it doesn't distract him. Distraction is subjective, so you can't tell me what distracts someone else will distract my missionary too.

If you are being told by someone who doesn't know you or your missionary or your relationship with your missionary that you are distracting him and you become confused, the best thing to do is to ask him straight up if you are being a distraction.

I asked Elder Ireland if I was being a distraction and if I should stop saying "I love you." He told me that when I tell him that I love you, I motivate him to work harder and to be more obedient because he knows he has a girl waiting for him and that our future family will be blessed by his obedience and dedication.

I also know of some girls who's missionary would rather than stay away from using that phrase during the two years they are out serving the Lord.

Whatever it may be, distraction is subjective. It always will be, it always has been.

If you are unsure what your missionary friend feels comfortable with, ask him and he will let you know what you can do to help him magnify his calling. After all, our role as missionary friends/girlfriends is to support our boys and to help them become the men Heavenly Father wants them to be. We can do this by helping them be obedient and by emotionally supporting them during this very exciting and trying time.


I Woke Up In A Car

February 2, 2014.
I made my way to the car dealers
Test drove a 2014 Chevy Spark, black.
After hours and hours and HOURS of paper work I drove that car home.

Its name is Black Zapdos.
I also said goodbye to Cindy (Cyndaquil). 
My (Joey's originally) old car.
It was having too many problems, a new car was the right option.
I LOVE my car.
I'll give you a ride in it sometime if you want!


I Won't Cry for you, Argentina.

Oh Hi friends!
it's been a while.
So I recently found out that Argentina missions will no longer allow missionaries to receive packages from international countries.

which means I don't get to send Joey's last 6 neckties. Which means I don't get to keep my promise to Joey.

Such a bummer guys! SUCH a bummer. But by the title of my post you can totally tell I am not bitter right?
I guess I am a little upset, not at the mission- I totally get it. Just at governments and countries and life. I guess I will give Joey's neckties to him when he gets home. But it won't be as fun because he'll only wear them on Sundays.

So I guess I am wondering what do they exactly mean by packages. Do they mean I can't send an envelope with a necktie inside that weighs like 4 ounces and costs $5 to send? If anyone is going through/has gone through this experience I would really appreciate some info! I would very much like to send Joey's last 6 neckties.


March Tie

Joey's March Necktie keeps with the theme of St Patrick's Day. Want one for your missionary? They are on Sale at my shop. :)


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