Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jarom's Farewell!!! August 29, 2010

Just in case someone is still looking at my neglected blog I thought I would invite you to Jarom's Farewell!  August 29 at 9:00 am at the Fillmore 1st and 4th ward building. (same as Kayla's homecoming)  This is different then the first scheduled farewell, but the weekend before his scheduled date we received a call from our Stake President that his mission had been postponed for six weeks.  Crazy huh? Never heard of such a thing,  so a few days later I called the MTC and all they said was all the missionaries who were scheduled for Toulouse France on July 28 had been changed to Sept 8 with no reason given to them. So  we weren't alone!  It was pretty hard for Jarom, but honestly it wasn't hard for me!!! I got to keep him a little longer ;)  Now the time has just flown by and I'm no better prepared for the farewell then I was then.  Here's the plans so far, Sacrament meeting at 9:00 then off to the North Park for sandwiches and salads and some sort of chocolate. If you would like to bring a salad that would be great, but if you just want to come and visit that works too;)  I hope to see everyone there, but totally understand if life gets in the way and you can't join us. I'll post Jarom's address as soon as I get it.

I'm Back!

Somewhat embarrassed at how long it has been since my last blog....For a while I couldn't sign in, which drove me crazy and then I guess working and Facebook has taken its toll. But things will be different now because I'm going to have another missionary out! This is the Best/Worst news I will shareLet me clarify that....of course I want Jarom to serve his mission, but saying goodbye and not hugging him for 2 years is almost more than I can handle. The time before they leave is the hardest in some ways because everything starts to be "this will be the last time we will do this" and such, but then when the e-mails start coming, it gets easier.
Jarom received his Endowments at the Manti Temple on a beautiful day, in a small session with his Bishop on one side and his Father on the other with his favorite Young Mens leader on the same row. For those of you who don't know, Bishop used to be Jarom's Young Mens leader and has pretty much followed him through his teenage years and is one of Jarom's very Best friends. Grandma Thora and Dayla were also able to make it to the temple with us today too.  Just a Mom note, I was surprised to see how natural it was to see Jarom sitting in the temple. He just really fit and wasn't blown away with any of it! Sitting the the Celestial Room with Jay and two of my four children was so very special, yep, shed a few tears♥

Well, I just lost all the pictures I had downloaded for this post so I'm thinking that means its time for my Sunday nap. I'll catch up my blog a little later!  (I hope)