Don't get too attached to the missionaries. Missionaries transfer. And when missionaries transfer they take a piece of your heart with them.
My missionary, Elder Christensen, is getting transferred after 9 whole months of laughs, teasing, jokes, tears of joy, tears of sadness, advice, lessons, handshakes, pep talks, and a baptism. He is the best missionary that has ever entered my life. And I have had fabulous missionaries in the past.
Tomorrow I'm saying goodbye to Elder C. It'll be so hard, but I'm really grateful that I've been given time to say goodbye.
I'll write something else tomorrow or Tuesday. We'll see how I'm feeling after that last handshake tomorrow.