Surprise: In which the Romantic returns from the land of the morning calm

3/15/2012 The Romantic 7 Comments

Dear Readers,

I'm baaaack!

Are you quite shocked? Don't worry, nothing scandalous happened whilst I was abroad, serving the Lord in Korea.

I had to come back for some health reasons. Nothing too serious. Just a little bit of surgery in the MTC that hasn't quite healed right. After many trips to Korean hospitals, my mission president decided it would be a good idea for me to head back to the states. As much as I fought it in the beginning, I know that it was the best thing.

So here I am; positively bored out of my mind here in California, waiting on doctor's appointments and opinions to find out how long it will take this thing to heal, and whether or not I need more surgery.

And, as for my dating life:
That never changed. No one magically started writing me while I was gone (which I've heard sometimes happens). There was some heartbreak on my return when I learned that some of my dear guy friends that I've pined after are now engaged.

But as always, I'll keep you all very well informed.

the Romantic

PS. Oh, I missed you all so dearly.

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Anonymous said...

Welcome home.

We missed you.

Summer said...

Welcome home! I'm sorry to hear you've been having trouble with your health-good luck, I'm sure the Lord will bless you for your willingness to serve a mission for Him. Also, always glad to hear of someone else from sunny CA :)

Anonymous said...


You're back and the world is right again! I have missed you sooo much and I know everyone else has too! You are the pulse of this blog and it has been sad without you! I'm so sorry you are sick and I send all the love and good karma in the world to you!
I can't wait to hear more from you!

Anonymous said...

Bless you! I know it's hard to come home from a mission earlier than you had planned- here's hoping for a quick recovery and lots of date-y adventures in the future :)

GracieLou said...

We missed you!!! Welcome home!

Sister Dee said...

I know what that feels like, I had only been in the mission field 8 months when I realized my health was holding back the work, and I needed to accept the medical release from my president. It's rough for sure, but when you know it is for the best, that helps you accept and carry on. The support of friends & family helps the most. I've been home 3 months now and I'm healthy again. All the best to you Sister Romantic :)

The Skeptic said...

Dear Romantic,
I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting you, as I started following this collection of adventures in the dating world after you had gone. I have heard excellent things about you, though, and I look forward to reading what you have to say.