I have a feeling that most of you reading this blog have another life changing event in common with me; David Archuleta's two year service mission for his church. Although many of us were caught off guard by David's announcement last December, most of us weren't surprised that he would choose to serve. It took a while for us to get used to the fact that we wouldn't see and hear from David in-the-flesh for a while, but I think most of us are doing pretty good adjusting to the new game plan now.
The day David entered the MTC in Provo, two years seemed like such a long time away, but now that over 1/4 of the time has already passed, those 24 months don't sound so bad. This Sunday, October 14, 2012 marks the 200th day of service for David. Two hundred days have flown by at record speed. I bet the rest of the 18 months will fly by too.
In honor of David's 200th day of service, I have created something a little different than my normal ramblings (unless you chose to count this intro as my rambling). I have used the titles of the tracks from David's albums and some of the songs David has performed for us since his initial appearance on Idol to create a sort of name collage. Who knew you could actually fit 200 words into the name "DAVID?" Those 200 words come from 79 song titles. See if you can find them all.