Well nearly , I am writing to finish the last week of my time as a missionary. My mom has been pushing me to do it for some time now, but I never got around to it. In the rush of everything: coming home, registering for classes, finding housing, and looking for work, I put this on the back burner. My wonderful mother reminded me again that I never wrote my last entry, so here I am.
TWO YEARS OF THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
One of the benefits to waiting this long, is being able to have some time to reflect on the last two years. Different experiences and people pop into my head all the time as I go throughout the day. Even the snow and cold here at college brings back those wonderful memories of the bitter cold. As I have gone back and looked through pictures, read some of my entries, and reflected on it all, I can't believe it is over. It feels like it was an entire life of experience crammed into two years. Two years of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Two of the best years I've experienced, and two years of meeting some wonderful, lifelong friends. I am grateful for the time I had, and I think it's awesome that my two younger brothers are going through a similar experience.
OVER AND OUT
Demetri Sweat, over and out
|This was just across the tracks from the train station. I had my bags with me, and I remember being in awe at the stillness of the water. Inside, it was a much more turbulent sea.|
|What more can be said?|
|My last day was spent planting flowers at the temple. It was made even better having two of my previous companions there.|
|I figured this was nothing a little duct tape can't fix... but I had no duct tape.|
|Elder Muirhead dropping me off at the train station, and me trying to look tough and pretend like it's no big deal.|
|*Note from the editor. I stumbled upon this photo in an unread message from an angel mother from Utah who was traveling to Denmark and was taking a train to Sweden and ran into Aldste Sweat. 06/21/2015|