Before the moving began, I took a walk through the Mission Home and took a few last photos as things were, just for my memory of this happy place where we’ve loved spending our last 3 years. Let me take you on a little tour.
Here is my office/desk, where I’ve done my work, processing photos, writing blog posts, journaling, corresponding, preparing handouts, lessons, talks and trainings, and recording my experiences. In my spare moments, I’ve also worked on some family history here, recording stories and events in the lives of my ancestors. I’ve written more than 3,230 blog posts–about the mission, about my ancestors, and some personal ones. I’ve processed more than 80,000 photos. I’ve written more than 3,200 pages in my personal journal. All right here–this is where the action happens:
To my right is this lovely bedroom with two beds:
This bedroom has a Jack and Jill bathroom in the corner, leading into the next bedroom.
This room also has 2 beds and enough floor space to bring in extra mattresses when needed.
The closet here stores some of my other seasonal quilts.
We have a large storage room upstairs where we keep the extra mattresses, the ironing board and other odds and ends (like baby clothes!). That door goes into an attic room over that garage. Down the hall is the 3rd bedroom upstairs, this one with 4 beds.Upstairs, looking down to the entry.
This is the 4th bedroom. We call it the General Authority Room. Every Mission Home has a room with a king or queen bed for visiting authorities. They also have their own private bathroom.
Now let’s come downstairs.
Here is the entry:
The dining room is to the right of the entry:
And the office is to the left:
Now to the family room:Where I like to sit and study:
My South African frogs:
This hall leads to the kitchen, then the laundry room.Here’s the laundry:
The garage is accessed through the laundry room.
Here is the kitchen, the heart of the home, where we’ve fed 100s of missionaries:
The pantry door holds photos of their loved ones at home:Gathering things to pack:Books I never had time to read:
The surroundings here are so beautiful. Imagine eating in a place like this every day!
The deck is off the kitchen:
Now, let’s go back down the main floor hall to the master bedroom on the west side.
To the left is a small bathroom:
And our bedroom is on the right:What a sweet place of refuge this has been!
The bathroom:Mission clothes!
Well, this has been our life for the last 3 years. I seem to have run out of steam before going downstairs to the basement to take some photos down there. I’ll add a few when we stop by the Mission Home in a couple of days to drop a few things off.
I just wanted to capture the memories before it all changed. Tomorrow the moving truck will be here and it will never be the same again. We are staying calm and marching on.