Last week we received something exciting in the mail. It was the travel itinerary for our third-oldest son who's currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He's serving in the Massachusetts Boston Mission, which includes most of Massachusetts, all of Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut. This is a photo of him taken in December of last year. He was serving in Massachusetts at the time.
The travel itinerary we received gave us the date and time of his arrival at our local airport. Yay! It's so exciting! He will be arriving home in less than two months now!
My husband and I each write a weekly email to our son, which he responds to in his weekly email that he writes and sends to us on his P-day (Preparation Day). That's the one day in each week that missionaries are allowed to take care of personal business like food shopping, laundry, writing/emailing family, etc. The rest of the week is totally devoted to missionary work.
In our weekly emails to our son this last Sunday, my husband and I told him about receiving the itinerary. It turned out that he hadn't received it yet. He already knew what day he was coming home, but he didn't know what time, etc. So, this must have made it very real for him.
His reaction was actually wonderful to read. It sounds like the end of his two-year mission is coming up too fast for his liking. And that he doesn't feel like he's been out on his mission for very long at all. Those words are music to this missionary mom's ears. It shows how much he loves his mission and that he loves serving the Lord and the people in New England. And I know that that's true. He really does love his mission and loves sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We look forward to the day when our son steps off of that plane and into our arms. Until that day arrives, we know that he will finish his mission strong and will continue to serve with all of his heart. And we wouldn't want it any other way.
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