This is Su, one of my favorite people from my mission. We were never companions, but we lived in the same house for quite a while. She was my sanity in the midst confusion and chaos. She was there to help me keep order in the apartment. She dressed me when I had nothing to wear. She introduced me to the joy of conditioning hair cream to fight off the damaging effects of the sun. She calmed me when a knock on the window at midnight sent me into a panic. She taught me to cook Brazilian beans. She did so much for me, that I have felt at a loss ever since we parted ways.
Well, yesterday we were reunited with a phone call. I was walking through Vons trying to get my 6 cent discount on gas by stocking up on snacks that would survive long car rides and help me survive long hours at work and school, when my phone rang. I though it would be one of the few people who call me (aka, my sister), but it wasn't. It was the person I miss most from my second home. The person I now have plans to see in April and August. The call I've longed for has finally arrived, and I must say-it was better than I could have even imagined it would be.
"I love you, você."