Taylor has always been drawn to art and culture. We have that in common, of course. He has gotten to
meet people from so many different countries and has been able to get a taste of many different cultures while serving as a full-time missionary. I can't wait to learn all about these experinces. I can hardly wait at all, in fact I can't sleep I am so excited!!
My oldest son has been serving a LDS mission since July 28, 2010 and that means we have NOT SEEN him since then. We have stayed in touch with weekly letters and a handful of phone calls. I am unable to articulate how EXCITED I am to see him!!!! In preparation I am writing and sharing some favorite photos and stories of him. (Hey I am a scrapbooker)
Hard to believe that I am doing this again so soon, but I am so proud of the choices both of my oldest sons have made to give of their time to do something they believe in, serving a two year missison.. In July of 2010 my oldest son Taylor, left to serve a two year proselytizing LDS mission in Montreal, Canada.
Now Justin, my second son, has also chosen to serve a mission for our church.
It is helpful to know he doesn't get to choose where he goes,
It could be anywhere from Reno, Nevada (close to us), Washington, New Zealand, Brazil, or Canada. There are over 300 missions throughout the world.
He receieved his mission call yesterday and learned that he will be serving in the Cebu mission in the Phillipines. WHAT?
YES- He is so excited!! He will study for eight weeks at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, then travel to Cebu where he will be speaking Cebuano. The next two months will be filled with preparation and anticipation for his journey. He enters the MTC the middle of May.
Wow-I am experiencing so many emotions, mostly excitement and apprehension, with a huge does of pride. After he leaves is when it will hit me that he is gone and then the adjusting will start. It will be hard on me I know that now. Anytime your kids grow and leave home it is hard.
you can read about other mom's sending out missionaries
We had a family celebration yesterday and I took some photos- everyone was a bit grumpy because I had to shoot outside and it was cold. I am thrilled with how these turned out and am excited to share.
pictured from left to right
Eric Nathan Jacob, Caden (front and center in purple shirt), Jacob, Justin, Bradley and my dad
Justin and Bradley
Caden and Bradley
Nathan, Justin, Caden, Bradley, and Jacob