by: Leslie Smith
It was just yesterday that I remember being in the Macey's candy aisle shopping for gummy fish and gummy sharks. Next to me stood a cute and funny newly turned 6 year old smiling with anticipation. With candy in hand, he went home, climbed up on a kitchen stool and started the hour long project of glueing his gummy fish and sharks onto a blue posterboard. He then drew and colored in the waves, added a few purple octopuses, and some green swirly seaweed. He painstakingly counted out each gummy to make sure he had exactly 100. It was his very first school project of his life and he was so excited. (Funny how that enthusisam dwindled to non existence by the time he was in high school). It was Jordan's first 100 days of Kindergarten poster (so mad at myself that I didn't take a pic of the poster!)
Fast Forward to today at a speed that is much too fast for any mom. Today we find ourselves wondering how it's possible that we are celebrating this same little boy's first 100 days of his mission!
This is a recent photo from a zone conference that was just posted on his mission president's blog
The years have flown by and yet we have so many fun memories that we cherish every single day while he is gone. He is growing to be a humble and loving servant of our Heavenly Father, having the adventures of a lifetime, and sharing eternal blessings with his brothers and sisters in Guatemala. He isn't home to make his 100 day mission poster. I'm sure he's not keeping track and doesn't even realize what today is. That's MY job as his mom.....