March 26, 2013

2 years in Sendai Japan

My boy is leaving the country for 2 years to serve the Lord.  It is what most LDS moms hope and dream and prepare their baby boys for from day one, yet when it becomes reality it is a little shocking and hard to believe.

Dustin received his call almost 2 weeks ago.  He was visiting some buddies in Utah and going to 2 mission "farewells" when it came in the mail.  But he didn't want to wait until he got home a few days later to know what it said, so we with modern technology, we all gathered around the computer and got on Skype, and opened it and read it to him.

Scott got to be the lucky one but instead of just reading it to us he said "Holy Cow!" first and then read it out loud to the rest of us.  I realized too late I was looking at Scott and didn't see the reaction on Dustin's face, darn it.  Dustin seems pretty pumped about it but he is like his mother and doesn't show a whole lot of excitement about stuff.

He enters the MTC on July 17th.  Cameron, whose birthday is the 27th of July, said "You are going to miss my birthday."  so cute.

The first person I thought of was my friend from Japan who is in my former Utah ward.  and we found out Sendai it the mission she is from! How cool is that?  A girl I grew up with in my home ward went to that same mission about 20 years ago and taught and baptized Ayako and then Ayako and I ended up in the same ward with kids the same age.  Small world.

I am excited for him.  Nervous for him.  Happy for him.  Proud of him.  He will be a great missionary.


tonya said...

Here in Brigham we are all so excited for him! And so happy for you! Good job, mom and dad! His news spread like wildfire here. Pretty awesome!

Joanie Low said...

Our son leaves the MTC for Sendai in another week. His MTC experience was incredible, one that a parent prays for. I am so excited for your boy. Since he leaves next week I thought I would check blogs for things I need to prepare him for before he leaves and I saw your blog. I just had to tell you how excited I am for your son. It's going to be great!