"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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Uh Oh! A "Dear John"

"My dearest Jordan,
I have put off writing you this letter for a few months because I couldn’t bring myself to do it. But I figured it would be best if you heard it straight from me instead of as news down the road from someone else.

I mean after 3 1/2 years of belonging to each other, we have developed quite a bond. We have been through so much together. Many cuts and bumps and scrapes along the way. Our relationship has even suffered some neglect and abuse from time to time but I know that you always loved me. I always cherished being there for you first thing in the morning and being the last of your friends to say goodnight. The best times we shared were when it was just you and me conquering the world when we left home for a semester at BYU! Great times!

I regret to tell you that the time has come for me to say goodbye. I have been spending time with someone else a lot lately and it’s only fair to all of us to let you go. It hurts me (as I’m sure it does you) to tell you that the “other” person is none other than your brother Jake. He reminds me of you and he’s taking very good care of me. We are both truly happy together. I hope you will find it in your heart to forgive me and be happy for me. I know that when you return you will be able to replace me with another much more deserving of you! I wish you all the best and know that you will continue to work hard in the best mission in the world!"
With all my love,
Your '98 Toyota Camry


  1. Loved the letter!! And I thought that the Camry was very eloquent in her delivery of the bad news. If I didn't know that you waited for your true love I would have guessed you had some experience with those kinds of letters. Loved the picture of Jake too. The smile says it all. You have my vote as the most clever missionary mom of all!! Can't wait to hug you in person.

  2. Hilarious! You are so creative Leslie!