I dont even know where to start with this email...
Lets see how about we start with the day that I GOT TO MEET MY GRANDPA HERE IN KOREA~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't even explain to you how amazing that day was. We got a call from him in the afternoon last Pday and he said I will be there in 30 minutes. So we rushed to the train station and waited for him there. When we started seeing more groups of people coming down the escalator so we went to stand at the bottom. Then I see my cute little grandpa coming down. I immediately recognized him! My companion was like "how did you know you that was him?? you have never seen him before?!" haha He looked like my mom so I knew immediately that was him. Then we met at the bottom of the escalator and I didn't really know if I could hug him or anything so he grabbed my hand and we walked outside and sat down for a little bit to wait for Brother Jo to come and meet him. He showed me pictures of my mom that he has in his wallet and then gave me a copy to keep in my wallet as well. He is such a old korean man, its awesome! Then Brother Jo came and took us to lunch. Brother Jo and my grandpa were able to talk about a lot of different things about the church and PakJaeAm. It was so fun to sit across the table and hear all of that. Then we had to run to the post office for my grandpa and when we were there he was just telling all the workers that I am his american granddaughter and that it was the first time meeting. All the workers were just in "aw" and were so happy. hahah HE was like she is pretty isn't she?? yeah her mom is in america... and continued to tell them our story haha. so cute!
These pics are so precious to him. Oh my mama.
Getting to know my Grandpa
It was a family affair meeting my grandpa at the train station.
Then we went back to the train station to buy his ticket back home. It didn't leave for a while so we sat and talked for a little bit. He showed me a briefcase full of letters from my mom that he has kept through out all these years. And showed me that he has my entire blog printed out. It was quite amazing actually.. he remembers and knows every date and time that has to do with our family. He keeps every picture and letter that my mom has sent him. He remembers the exact time and date that i called him on Christmas. It was so amazing to be able to talk to him and find out a little bit more about him and our family. I cant wait until the day my family and mom will be able to meet him too! I thank Heavenly Father for this opportunity. I know that I was called to Korea for various reasons, but i met him!! I was able to meet my mom's dad here in Korea!! I am so grateful that I was given that opportunity!! I cant really put it all into words!! I know that this gospel is true without a doubt. There are no coincidences.. everything happens for a reason and it is all part of Heavenly Father's plan. He knows us and loves each one of us. I can't thank Him enough for the miracle to serve in Korea.
I love you all and thank you for all the support that you have given to me! I cant believe that I hit my year mark next week!~~ I love every second of my mission and cant wait to see what the next 6 months has in store!!
Transfers today. Good luck to my sweet Companion Sister Faanunu