I am sad but thrilled for him at the same time
center) to stay for 3 weeks before leaving on a two year mission for our church to Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He is 19 and in our church, when a young man reaches the age of 19, he puts everything in his life on hold to go out in the world to serve the Lord for two years. He is not going off to war, and I am so grateful for that, but I will miss him terribly. He is my baby, the last one to leave the nest. After the first 3 weeks of training, he will fly to western Australia and be in and around the Perth area mostly, although his mission covers all of Western Australia. I have been blogging this morning from our hotel room to try to keep my mind elsewhere, while he and my husband are still sleeping and am trying to hold back the tears, as he is such a wonderful son and I know he loves and appreciates his father and I so much! I have just a few more hours with him.
Ty is my 4th and last son to do this two year mission, so I have done this before, but that does
not make it any easier. They leave as boys, and come back as men! The last son closest to Ty
served in Argentina, and the other two stayed in the states.
He wears a ring on his hand that has a CTR on it and that stands for "Choose the Right"
I am thankful that they are willing to do this service and I know they are watched over and protected! They have all returned home safely! I really am happy for the adventure that he is about to undertake! Have a great day!