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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Letter to Missionary Brother #7

Dear Chady-Bear,

It’s just starting to hit me that you’re really gone. Don’t tell Mom, but going home is boring when you’re not around. I miss annoying you to the point you’re going to scream. This is not because I don’t love you, because I do. It’s just my job as a sister. I think you can find it in the bible somewhere: Thou Shalt Drive Your Brothers Insane. Some commandments I follow, some I don’t—I pick which ones to follow by matching them to my shoes.

I think I’m not the only one affected by your absence. Mom and Dad are going on a cruise for Thanksgiving. I love that they are taking more vacations, but the selfish Sarah is going to miss out on having a family dinner. I guess they figured with you gone, Jeff and Matt married there’s only Ben and I to worry about and we can easily be pawned off on extended family or friends.

Are you still sure about this mission thing? Maybe, just maybe you can change your mind and come home for Christmas. Are you allowed to do that? Wouldn’t that be great if you could get in trouble and get sent home for the holidays and then go back? I guess it doesn’t work that way for a reason.

I’m really glad you’re the baby and I won’t have anyone else I love leaving. If Matt and Holli move I’m going with them. I refuse to be more than an hour away from the kids. Yeah, they really are that fantastic. Hannah did the cutest thing the other day. She was helping Holli clean out her grandma’s house (they had to put her in a home) when she found the oldest pair of kid gloves and just had to put them in her purse to give to her new sister Sarah. Needless to say, I need to go visit soon and remind her I’m her auntie not her sister. Ben isn’t allowed to move either, because he still has to hang my shelves up (five months and counting). Since Jeff married whatsherface I don’t ever see him, so he’s allowed to move.

So how are things going there? Thanks for the tea—it was really good. (Still waiting on that Hello Kitty paraphernalia!!) I asked Cathy and her Japanese slaves what the Japanese word your companion called me meant. They think you made it up. Does this mean you are speaking in tongue?

Ben and I were in the car the other day and The Cure’s song Friday I’m in Love came on. Do you remember that being your favorite song when you were in kindergarten? You used to make me play it over and over. Every Friday morning when I was getting ready for school you’d run in my bedroom and tell me it was the day you loved me. It was pretty damn cute. I hope by now you love me every single day, because I do you.

I love you and miss you bear.

Love,
Sissy

11 comments:

Amberly said...

Sounds a lot like my family.....perhaps all Mormon families are the same. The only letter I ever sent my little brother on his mission to England sounded a lot like this. He was only gone for 5 days before he actually listened to me and came home like I'd been begging him to. At first I felt just a little bit guily, but then he came to work with me at the PD and it's all good. I couldn't have imagined two years without him, good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Do you want him to come home or are you joking?

egan said...

M Pants sent me here. I feel obligated so that you really know I'm not a pervert.... most of the time. However, the pictures with the statues were most enjoyable. Thank you for sharing. Be back in a bit.

Tedster said...

Your family posts are the best ones. What does your Elder Brother think of the letters being posted online?

ak said...

Chad listened to the cure in kindergarten - I feel old.

You and Ben can always join thanksgiving with us and the Japanese -- we always have a big group of folks away from their families...

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah:

You are officially invited to the "My family doesn't love me enough to fly to Utah and it is too expensive to fly home" Thanksgiving extravaganza at my house. I promise there will be lots of adult beverages...

Love,
Katie

PS: You know you will come, now that I have called it an extravaganza...

girlsnap said...

Every time I post about Mormon missions I get hate mail. Usually accompanied by prayers for my soul.

Anonymous said...

Get a boyfriend and thanksgiving problem solved.

leash said...

nearly everything sarah says is simultaneously joking and serious...anonymous is obviously a new reader

Snowmomutah said...

You and cute brother ben are invited to Thanksgiving dinner at my house for sure.

Already Gone said...

I wish I had such a close relationship to my brother(s)! UGH! The whole mission thing makes me glad we left the church when we did! But...Hello Kitty from Japan...I loved that part! Always look on the brightside!