Sunday, March 8, 2009

Called to Serve!



My dad was called to be a mission President and mother missionary in the Charlotte, North Carolina Mission! They report to the MTC on June 24 or 25th, I can't remember for sure. It has been a crazy week full of different emotions! My parents called on Tuesday and asked if they could talk to us that night! I am one of the worst people to say that to because I worry! My Mom told me everyone was fine. That night they told us about the neat experiences they had the past two weeks meeting with Elder Hales and President Uchtdorf. It has been a long week and lots of questions! I am so grateful for my parents and they're example to me! They will serve for three years. I don't see my family very often as it, living so far away from all our family has been hard. I can't help getting a little sad that we will see them even less! Hudson will be 7 and Remy will be 4. It has been really cute hearing Hudson pray that Grandpa and Grandma can get ready to be missionaries. I wish that I could be close to them this next few months. Bethany will be going with them and I look up to her so much for her willingness to go were ever they ask her too. I don't know that I would have reacted that well to moving and finishing High school somewhere else, I only hope I would have. Love you Beth! Parley will also be putting his Mission papers in early and could leave in June . Love you Par! It will be a long time until we can all be together again, we have been lucky for the past year to all be around for all our visits! I am even more grateful for the plan of salvation and that we can be Eternal Families! I love my family so much and am so thankful for each of them and the close relationships we have. I have been telling Travis that I hope I can be just like my Mom was with us and is when are boy's are teenagers. I remember when girl's would call my brothers and she would get on the phone and say " girls don't call boys"! That is only on of many things she did that I can hope to do! All our friends loved her even though she told them the way it was! She will be an awesome help to those missionaries and smack them around when they need it! Love you Mom! My Dad is one of the most amazing men I know! He has taught me so many important lessons, one that comes to mind right now is to always Serve others! He has always been willing to serve others and I am grateful he has taught me that! Love you Dad! We will all miss you dearly and hope we can see you often! Thank you Mom and Dad for being such wonderful grandparents!

13 comments:

Tara said...

We just heard the good news from Coz. How exciting! They will be awesome!

Jenni said...

We are excited for your family. I cant imagine how great your parents will be. And I cant imagine the emotions you are having. Good luck! Your family will be so blessed. Love You Jenni

Em and Ken said...

Wow that is awesome! I bet there are some mixed emotions. Just think of all the amazing blessings waiting for your family!

Missy and Jake said...

Oh boy!! They will only be 5 hours from us-if you go to visit them you will for sure have to stop at our place and say hi! I told Jake and he is so excited for family to be closer to us(they will be the closest) crazy and so exciting!

Kakes said...

Wow!! That is so exciting. Tears in my eyes. I love your family so much. They are such a good example to me too. I have always felt such a calming peace and love in your parents home. I am so excited for them. What are they going to do with their house? Will Brady watch over it? I could always watch over it while they're gone. Ha, ha. Just kidding. Kind of. :) Will you let me know when their farewell is? I would DIE to come.

Lily said...

Jojo, I don't know your parents but I know one thing, you and your family will receive many many blessings. I served a mission and I can tell you it was a beautiful experience, the closes I could have been to my eternal God. I am so glad your father is going to be a mission president. I love mine, he was a great example for me and a great teacher I will never forget. You are going to have to share them with many other missionaries but it will be worth it, and that I promise you.

Tara said...

That is exciting - your parents will be amazing. I am sure everyone has mixed emotions right now. I gave my parents a call to let them know. We are all excited for you guys!

Thurston Fam said...

They will love it! my parents are finished their mission as mission presidents in the Billings Montana mission this summer. they are soo sad to be done. BUt it was awesome! Congrats! this is Nellie by the way.

Brianna said...

I haven't checked your blog in so long. I love all the pictures! It is so fun to have family come and visit. You will have to tell me more about the bio bay. I so want to go. I also love the new family pictures they turned out great. Yeah for friends with talent! Thanks for the cute hair-do too, I am loving it. Let me know when my pay backs are due:)

Jeanne_2008 said...

We only live 90 miles south of there and the Woodalls and my brother actually live in Charlotte. Pretty cool :)

Frampton Family said...

I too am so excited for your family. I could tell that there is a lot of emotions going through them. Your cute mom and Bethany were bawling when they told the family. I know both bad AND good tears though. We sure miss you here Jojo!

Riva said...

Holy cow!

prRiggs said...

I had no idea, Jojo! That's so exciting, yet I can totally understand your concern about being away from family...I'm sure your visits to see Grandma and Grandpa will be awesome!