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Friday, July 9, 2010

He is Home!!!

Can you believe it? He really is home.....we have been making fools of ourselves since he came down the escalator at the airport Tuesday night.

We touch him......a lot.

And we smile even more....

There just aren't a lot of times in my life that equal the other night. Seeing my son after two years was almost surreal.

When I saw him, and he looked so great, and had the biggest smile it was as though he had not ever been away.

But he was away...for two years. He sure grew up a lot. Now he understands that the most satisfying parts of life revolve around helping other people. And he found out how to work hard, to love without expecting anything in return.

And can you believe it? He eats fruit now....

So he is home. I think he is glad to be home, but sometimes I am sure he misses being a missionary. He will be thinking about these last two years for the rest of his life. There is nothing else he could have done over the last two years that could have even come close to the experience he had. We drove up to Utah today to see about school....and on the way back he told me story after story....some were sad, some were funny, and all of them were life altering for Mikey.

Welcome home Mikey, thanks for the ride, it was so much fun. But I am so glad you are home!!


  1. He looks wonderful! I remember very well the joy of welcoming a missionary home.

    Nothing better!


  2. And the journey continues...
    Our lives are a journey
    Each one a unique path...
    The road has many twists and turns;
    Some lofty peaks and some dark valleys.
    Sometimes the way is smooth and easy -
    Or sometimes rocky and rough.
    But each journey is important
    In that we meet one another
    As we walk our paths...
    And thereby know who we really are!
    May you find peace and happiness as you journey along your path of life
    And may the Christ Light shine brigthly along your way. (c) CHR 2010

  3. Congrats on him coming home. I know you are excited beyond words and proud as well.

    handsome fellow too!!

  4. There is nothing in the world like a missionary returning from an honorable mission. I am happy for your entire family! What a sweet never-to-be-forgotten experience the past 2 years has been for all of you.

  5. Found you through simply southern. First let me say...Congrats to your son and the whole family. Knowing tons of LDS families, I know this is an exciting and honorable time in his life. Secondly...loving your post regarding the 70's. My very first concert was ....are you ready?...Three Dog Night, The Guess Who and Steppenwolf....together...cost $3.99 Have a great weekend.


  6. Oh wow, you brought me back to the day my son came home. There is nothing like it. It is a day I will always remember.

  7. Congratulations on your son's homecoming. Thank you for stumbling upon my blog, you're right, it's a small world. I'm not on a mission here in the Hmong branch in Anchorage, Alaska... I grew up, left, came back and now live in Anchorage again and was pulled from the YSA ward to serve in the branch. I suppose it's a mission of sorts, I just don't get the cool name tag. :)

    God speed.