Thursday, October 15, 2009

He grew a foot or two

The day arrived in a down pour of rain. Maybe it was a reflection of how I would feel later, but at the onset I felt excited and happy.19 years old, ready to conquer the world (or at least parts of South America) and leaving home. My boy, lover of Frisbee and Risk, Capture the Flag and Kick the Can, Tennis and Baseball, Street Hockey and friends stepped into a suit, short hair and "good" shoes as he got on a plane heading south.I will forever have the vision in my mind of the man I left in the security line at the SeaTac airport. After going through security and putting his shoes on ready to face the world he looked back one last time to see his family and raise his hand high in a final farewell.
We love him, we will miss him and we know that he will do amazing things as a missionary in South America. Now I just can't wait to get that first letter.

9 comments:

Mike J said...

It's the whole range of emotions all wrapped up together. Happy, proud, excited, fearful, and sad.

peterandholly said...

Oh Jenny... what a wonderful blog post! He is a terrific young man. Thanks so much for sharing!

Rogers said...

Did he go to Utah for the MTC, or is there one in South America?

Jenny-Jenny said...

He will be in a Mission Training Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina for about 8 weeks then he will go to Uruguay.

Kaija said...

He's going to do so good. I can't wait to hear all the successes of his mission.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Congrats to him and all of you. I know this is a great time, but also a bit terrifying--for him.:-)Can't wait to hear about the first letter!

Anonymous said...

Jenny, you and your family are so wonderful!!!!I LOVE reading your blog, it makes me feel like I'm right there with you! He will be such a great missionary! He comes from "goodly parents"!He will bless many lives because you taught him in the way he should go. One chapter ending and another beginning. Thanks for being you...I LOVE YOU!!!! Shelly

tipper said...

Oh I can just see the hopeful determination to help others in his face. You and hubby did a wonderful job raising a fine man. I'll say a prayer for him-and for you.

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Oh, Jenny. This is going to be such a great experience for him! I can't wait to hear all the stories...