Friday, June 20, 2008

More MTC pictures

Dad had to get in some hugs too

Lacey kept things funny and had us laughing so we wouldn't be crying all day

Sean walked in and got his name badge, MTC address, and meal card. He is all set now.

Here is a close up of Sean's name badge. We then walked down to the chapel for our meeting. The room was packed. We saw big signs "Families Exit Here" and "Missionaries Exit Here" and they were on opposite sides of the room. It was really hitting us now. The meeting went really fast, not more than 30 minutes. We saw a video "Called To Serve" and it lasted just a few minutes. Sean leaned over and said "Couldn't that have been longer?" then a sister missionary got up to say the closing prayer. It might have lasted 30 seconds. Sean leaned over again and said "Couldn't she have prayed longer?". Then it was time to say good bye. We all were hugging and Page was crying. Sean kept saying he had to go but we were holding on. People were bawling all in the room. Sons, Dads, Moms, Brothers, Sisters, it was kind of intense. Then Sean said he had to go and we watched him walk away. Before going through the door he had the biggest grin on his face and started to wave. We all waved back putting on our best smiley faces and then he was gone.

That was probably the hardest thing I have ever done. I'm excited for him and so proud of him, but also I miss that kid a lot.

We will be praying for you Elder!

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