Monday, July 13, 2009

Second Son at Twenty


Here is the photo we received this week from Johnathan, serving as a missionary in Chile. The cityscape in the background is a view of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. He says that on really clear days, the Andes Range is visible. I'm wondering if the faintest outline of them is visible in this photo. Yesterday was his Twentieth birthday, and I'm certainly proud of him for being where he is and doing what he's doing. It comes from his own conviction, not from any forcing on our part, and he is making the most of the experience. From a mother's perspective, he looks good, like he's gained a bit of weight, and he definitely looks happy.

4 comments:

  1. Wow. I can't even imagine what it must feel like to have your baby be 20 years old, let alone be so far away. You sound so loving and supportive of him, that he must feel perfectly prepared to be out in the world like that. Very well done there, Mama!!

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  2. WOW! 20! What a good boy being over there! I would be so proud of him if I were his mommy. :-) i can't believe that you can tell that he has put on weight. What weight?!? Looks like a beautiful place.

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  3. What a fantastic picture. I think you are right, there is a faint outline. He does look really good.

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  4. Wonderful!! Brian has 30 days left - cannot wait. I am sure Elder Nuss is doing a FABulous job!!

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