Thanks for your enthusiastic response to my announcement of my mom's mission call! You've asked for a little more information, so I'll dish.
She's going to serve in the Catania mission, which encompasses Sicily and the most southern part of the boot and heel of Italy.
Catania looks like a gorgeous place -- check this out:
She's serving an 18-month mission, and they're having her learn Italian at home. They're providing the materials and she'll be in contact with the Missionary Training Center to keep her on track with what she needs to be learning.
We're all so excited about this -- she's going to have the time of her life. It will be a little strange, though. She's been an integral part of my children's lives and it will be odd not to have her around for all the birthdays and other holidays, but we're thrilled that she has this chance.