As this year gets closer and closer to Christmas, it is hard for me to focus on what I need to get for Christmas gifts etc. I have all of my attention focused on my wonderful son, AJ. He leaves on his mission for the LDS church on Wednesday for two years.
I keep asking myself this question, How can I let him go?? Can I really do this??? As I look around my heart is so fun because of all of my blessings that I have been blessed with. I have great kids, a wonderful husband, good health, enough money to live on, wonderful friends and family and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I have been blessed with AJ for 19 1/2 years and I think I would be so ungrateful if I wasn't willing to let him go out and serve the Lord for two years. This is going to be a very hard thing for me, but as I have said "How can I not?" AJ is such a blessing in my life and always has been. He always cares about me and making me happy. I will really miss his hugs, smile, laugh and humor. I am also so excited for AJ, because he will be a great missionary. He loves people and he has a great way of showing people. I know he will make many great friends and touch many people's lives.
Good luck AJ!!! You will do awesome.