She will spend the day in the mission home, then be assigned a companion and go to her area tomorrow. She was only a little tearful, and she sounded strong and ready to go. Because her sister Julie isn't at home (she is studying at BYU Idaho), she wanted to make sure Julie knew that she loved her.
It was a sobering realization that I wouldn't hear my daughter's voice again for seven months. I just wanted to keep her talking so I could hear that sweet sound. But the plane was boarding and the pay phone wanted more money, so we had to say goodbye. We love you, Sister Smith! Our prayers and faith are with you always.