"My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes." D&C 121:7-8

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Thoughts

I am part of an incredible Missionary Mom Email group whose sons are all serving or are about to serve in Central America. These moms have given me such support, comfort, words of advice, and a few laughs as well. It's so fun to read about their sons and daughters and to know that I'm not crazy with all my fears and worries, and also share in my moments of complete joy and pride.

One of them sent this video to all of us recently and it touched me deeply. I hope you will all feel a little more of the true Christmas spirit after watching it. Thank you for sharing, RaShel.

As we prepare as a family for Jordan's mission, we are all so humbled by our Savior's example. We love Him. We believe in Him. We are committed to serving Him. And we will Trust Him completely with our own precious son for the next two years. What a blessing and honor it will be for Jordan to minister among the people living in the lands where Christ once stood.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2 months from today

It's been 6 weeks already since Jordan received his call. 2 more months and we'll be saying our good-byes. I've been counting down years in school and summer vacations that he has left with us for so long and it is unbelievable that the countdown is now just a few more months. He had his mission photo shoot recently. This first picture is one of my favorites.Weird to think that this will be his everyday attire pretty soon. I'll admit it is a nice change from his usual basketball shorts, an extra long tee, and a headband. I'm glad he's been able to work at the bank for the past 6 months to get him used to wearing a shirt and tie all day long. They were nice enough to let me photograph part of it for his scrapbook/blog.

The photo studio had a gigantic framed portrait of Jordan's senior picture on their wall. I had to take a picture with Jordan to show it's size.

It was all touched up and made his skin looked flawless, his fingers looked almost fake, and then I took a close up because it's the only time that we'll ever see Jordan without his infamous Uni! He was mad they airbrushed it out.