Tonight I will be set apart as Sister Roy.
Lately I have been overwhelmingly touched and thankful for all the love and support from family and friends, and even those who I may not know as well but have still been so thoughtful.
The farewell went well. When Brother Vance told me I could choose any topic, I wondered and prayed what I should speak on. The phrase "The freedom and grace that Christ brings" kept coming, along with how Christ's grace is sufficient.
I wrote the talk a few weeks in advance, with just key pointers and favorite scriptures. I have to admit I was so busy that Saturday before that I didn't even look at it until that night. From that point, I knew even more that the spirit is the true teacher and would have to step in.
He sure did. I was a little nervous before getting to the podium, but once I did, the spirit took over. I felt at peace and everything came smoothly. For the first time, I actually felt as if I were a missionary. It was such a sweet confirmation that this is the Lord's work, and that I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing for 18 months. :)
Here are some pics from Sunday. Again, I cannot even thank you all enough for all the love, encouragement, and support!
|Sierra is one who always makes me laugh. I believe we have been friends since middle school. She is getting married soon and Josh is one lucky guy to have her!|
|Was I excited to make 50 blackberry cupcakes? (Not all were on this plate). Yes, I actually was :)|
|the Roy side|
|Grandpa stopped by from Arizona and was able to come!|
|Tonya, Dad and I|
|Caryn is one great cousin! I will miss our long conversations and laughs shared! We were able to be goofy around each other and wouldn't care what people thought!|
|I can't believe how fast we've been growing up and all moving on. Oh how time flies.|
|I am proud that we are an eternal family. :)|
|Mom and I|
|Sweet cousins can give the best hugs.|