Thursday, September 23, 2010

SAYING GOODBYE

We LOVE this boy.  He came up yesterday to spend the day, watch Kaleb play soccer and say his goodbyes for two years.  Next week he'll be leaving on a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He's serving in the Panama City, Panama Mission.  I'm excited for this new adventure he'll be going on.  Two years of service.  Two years of sharing the gift that we are so lucky to have.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  That's pretty remarkable for a 19 year old.  He'll be giving up dating, TV, computers, cell phones, electronics, swimming, recreation, and anything else that is a distraction from the work he'll be doing.  We'll miss him but we know he'll be in good hands.  Thanks for the visit Roger.  
We LOVE you and will MISS you!

6 comments:

Jenny said...

OH! He loves you SO!!!

Jo Jo said...

Feeling jealous. Again. So nice to be closer to home.

ellen said...

What a nice cousin! He's going to be a great missionary.

April said...

He is such a wonderful young man! He'll be a tremendous missionary!

shirlgirl said...

What wonderful pictures, and you can just feel the love exuding from everyone. He is a wonderful young man, and it is hard to believe that he is going on a mission for two years. Those years have flown by so quickly. He'll be awesome, that's for certain.

LL said...

He really is going to be such a great missionary. I can't believe he's out!!
My mom saw this picture (the last one with you, steve and Yonder) and said 'WOW, He (steve) looks just like Ben"