Monday, November 24, 2008

On to Chile

Right about now, if everything went okay, my second son is boarding a plane in Dallas bound for Chile. I'm not sure which city he's flying into-Santiago or Valparaiso, but no matter. He's in the Lord's hands and he'll be fine. I'm so excited for his adventure to really begin. He's spent the last 8 weeks in training in Utah, and now he goes to his assigned country. His letters have been detailed, tender and full of faith. The letters are my favorite part of the mission. I treasure each and every one from my first son's mission experience, and look forward to the same marvelous anticipation each week with this go-round.

He has reported having a really good experience so far, challenges notwithstanding. He's a deep soul, very sensitive, and will work hard to make the most of this opportunity for service and learning. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers for me. He's going a long way away and he'll need the safety that comes from being encircled in love from earth as well as heaven.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, a very momentous day!! I will keep him in my prayers Kellie!!

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  2. Muy bien! (That's about all that's left of four years of Spanish...)

    What an amazing experience, both for him and for you as a mother. :) Good thoughts being sent both ways!

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  3. *hugs* He'll be just fine :)

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  4. Bwaaaa! Very exciting. He'll do great.

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  5. What a great time for him. My brother served in Chili and had great experiences. The people are great and ready & eager to learn.

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  6. Wonderful! Good luck to him. I am sure it will go well. ;-)

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  7. Wow. I can't imagine my own offspring being so far away from me :) I'm sure he'll do a FANTASTIC job :)

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  8. Hurray! I will be praying for him.

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  9. I am keeping your son in my prayers and thoughts. I can only imagine all of the adventures he will have to write home about.

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