All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

First Christmas away...

and I think Elder Miller was good. Just before Thanksgiving he wrote home telling me how homesick he was, but I wrote him back telling him that if he did what his mission president told him to do on Thanksgiving and Christmas, then he would be fine. I guess just the thought of him not being there for the 1st time ever for the big Thanksgiving Reunion, or the Christmas Eve stuff, was making him sad. On Thanksgiving day, he and his companion put up their tiny Christmas tree, and took pictures...

Elder Miller called us on Christmas Day around 9:30am. We spoke with him for about an hour. He sounded good, and so grown-up. He said that he had already opened up the gifts we sent, and had seen what "Santa" had brought to him in his stocking. He said he loved them all, and that he wasn't disappointed. I got him a dk. red sweater from Target with a tie that match from Kohl's. I also got him candy, food and whatever else I got him. I can't even remember now! It wasn't lots, so maybe that's why.

For all you mothers out there who think that your young son's mission is so long away... it'll happen before you know it!! But we have been so blessed because of it!!

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Annie said...

So not stalking you either ;) I just decided to check out your blog after you posted on mine. Too bad your son didn't leave for his mission a few months earlier. I know, you're thinking "How could she say that?!?" My dad just got home from being the Idaho Pocatello mission president in June :) Your son probably knows quite a few missionaries with fond memories of President Somers!

Heidi said...

How funny!! Some of the letters he got (because he got them before July 1st) had President & Sister Somers name on them, and at first we couldn't figure it out because we knew his mission pres was Pres Colton! :-) Such a small world!