We had kind of a hectic morning, writing thank you notes and finishing up the packing. We wanted to leave time to stop by my grandparents' house for her to see them before she left, and we also wanted to grab lunch as a family. Well, we finally left home around 11:30, which was half an hour later than I wanted to.
We stopped by Grammy and Pop's for about five minutes and then we were on our way. By the time we got into Provo, we only had 15 minutes until we needed to drop her off so we went through the drive thru at Jimmy Johns and grabbed her a sandwich. She ate as much as she could in the ten minutes it took us to get to the MTC. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot we were hurried along the Wednesday drop-off procedures. We stopped, got her luggage out of the back, had the sister missionary take a quick family picture, gave hugs, shed a tear or two, and then she was whisked away. I don't think she even looked back - I hope she didn't.
We drove away and felt a comforting relief wash over us. Three months of planning, preparation, and anticipation had finally come to an end. Now the real work begins for Sister Galli. She sent a quick email to let us know she made it safely and that her p-days will be on Friday there at the MTC. Her email address is email@example.com and her mailing address is:
Sister Hannah Elizabeth Galli
2005 N 900 E Unit 128
Provo UT 84602
I'm sure she would love to hear from you, but there is no guarantee she will write you back, especially for the first couple of weeks. I can't imagine that there is much downtime at the MTC, even on p-day.