Friday, December 11, 2009

How could I really say NO?

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.

11 comments:

Erin said...

I can only imagine how hard it must be. And your family will be blessed so much for it. Good luck to all of you!

Audrey said...

Your family will be so blessed because of his service! I hope that you get lots of time to spend with him in the next few days :)

Elaine said...

This was a great post! You're doing a great service to the Lord for letting your son go!


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Sherrie said...

Ditto! It will be very hard, but you will be blessed. You are very lucky and blessed with a wonderful family. I hope you enjoy you weekend. Love you!

Kaylynn said...

You remind me that every stage of motherhood has its ups and downs. It never gets easier. You will miss him, but also love the growth and the spirit you will see in him. You did such a great job getting him to this point. Thanks!

tammy said...

Remind me to read this again in about 9 years.

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

It is so hard - no doubt. But I the spirit in the home of having a missionary out in the field is something you just have to experience. It is the best! Then the emails and letters start coming, and you see the growth coming in leaps and bounds. You are a lucky Mom! Best wishes!

((hugs - and you can do it!)

Kristin

Heatherlyn said...

It is such a growing experience for young men. They grow into men during this time. What a wonderful place for your son to be during these formative years. Hopefully he will write often! I know he will love it when you do!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

WOW, what an experience for your family! You'll love having a missionary out, even though it is hard! Good luck to you!

Kristi T. said...

Like I said good luck sis I still have tears in my eyes from yesterday. My heart really hurts for you. Love ya and just take it one day at a time.

Carolyn said...

I'm sure you can do it! And I'm sure he will be a wonderful missionary.

I haven't heard from you much lately. I'm sure you are tangled and busy with the season and your son leaving.