day 231: payment

You know it will come. The first time you hold that little boy. He will leave right when you are ready to teach him more. Love him more. Hug him even more.

But tonight as I lie in bed tapping out this post, I am excited for my son to grow and share and contribute. I know he needs to have his innocent faith proven.

It is good. He is good. God is good. Five years until the next one. I can be ready again. I can keep asking my sons to help pay my debt.


Dona | April 7, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Bittersweet. My heart is with you. I have 4-5 years before my next son goes too. It is just the best place for them to be and the best thing for them do be doing and the best time for them to be doing it. That takes the sting out of it for me.

Connie | April 7, 2010 at 6:44 AM

I've heard it described as joyful misery. My thoughts are with you today.

gigi | April 7, 2010 at 8:15 AM

What a blessing to have sons willing to serve the Lord and in return come home great men of faith! Good luck to him and your family.

AnneMarie | April 7, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Best to you today! What an experience it must be to be sending off #2! Thinking of you and your family.

Miss Tinselly | April 7, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Give him a high five from us :) We see the missionaries every Sunday at church. I love them - they are so fun and bring such a good feeling. He'll be great!

Marianne | April 7, 2010 at 10:19 AM

I hope everything goes well for you all today. I'm a little choked up thinking about it, but what a great adventure for him! We'll add him to our list of missionaries to pray for!!

Lara Neves | April 7, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Thinking of you today!

Kazzy | April 7, 2010 at 2:08 PM

You guys are the best. As with most things, the build-up was worse than the actual event. We are happy and feel extremely blessed. Thanks.

Valerie | April 7, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Have a wonderful, joyful day! :)

Robin | April 7, 2010 at 10:57 PM

I can't even imgaine. You are very strong and so is he. You'll both get through it and be better for it.