9/12/2011

The Highs and Lows!

As missionaries come into the mission, as missionaries leave the mission, as there are transfers, and all kinds of other experiences there are lots of emotions that missionaries go through.  A few months ago I shared this poem with all the elders and sisters.  Their coment was..."this is exactly what it is like serving a mission!"
           
Highs and Lows
A mission is a strange experience,
It’s a trial and a test.
A mission throws at you the worst,
Yet teaches you the best.
I’ve never been so happy,
I’ve never been so depressed,
I’ve never felt so forsaken,
I’ve never felt so blessed.

I've never been so confused,
Things have never been so clear.
I've never felt Heavenly Father so distant,
Yet, He's never been so near.
I’ve never been so discouraged,
I’ve never been so full of hope.
I feel I could go on forever,
I think I’ve come to the end of my rope!
I’ve never had it quite so easy
I’ve never had it quite so tough.
Things have never been so smooth,
Things have never been so rough.

I've never traveled through more valleys,
I've never ascended so many peaks.
I've never met so many nice people,

I've never met so many freaks!
I’ve never had so many ups,
I’ve never had so many downs.
I’ve never worn so many smiles,
I’ve never worn so many frowns.
I’ve never been so lonely,
I’ve never had so many friends.
Boy, I hope this is all over soon!
Gosh, I hope it never ends!
 

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/15/2011

    Sister Black,
    This poem is perfect!
    Thanks for the wonderful blog.
    We're praying hard for all the missionaries in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission; especially Elder Rogers & Elder Bowzer from the Stuart, FL Ward.
    Love, the Bowzer family

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  2. Sister Black!
    This poem says so much! I shared it with other families of missionaries.
    Thank you for keeping this blog!
    I am a faithful follower of it.

    Kelly's Mom

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