Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It takes me too long

While I am in the process of trying to get caught up with my blog, life continues to go on and on. I substitued in fourth grade at Enoch Elementary today. I think this will be my life for quite a while, not knowing when I will be working and when I will be home. The kids are great and yes I still want to teach.
I don 't know how many of you even care but if you ask how are you doing???? The last six weeks has been very hard for me. The last three weeks while AJ has actually been in Ohio has been a little easier but still hard.
Here is a picture of my boy right before he left.

I just get thinking that I am doing good and then I have a day when I REALLY miss him. I just can't describe how hard it is to have your son leave and not know every day how he is doing. AJ is one of my best friends and that makes it even harder. When he was home he always wanted to know how I was doing and always tried to cheer me up or make me laugh if I had a bummer of a day. That is just my AJ. I miss him SO much and I have so long to go. Having a missionary leave is such a sacrifice. It is so good for them but it is really hard. I just can't imagine life without him for two years. That is a long time. I hope I can hang in there, because today I wonder.

7 comments:

Saranny said...

I still have 10 years before my son leaves on his mission, so I can't say that I know how you feel. But I think it helps to remember how wonderful that he is doing what the Lord wants him to be doing. I have a friend who has one son on a mission, and one son in prison. She misses them both, but one brings her joy, and one brings her sorrow and heartache. When you are having a bad day, think about how blessed you are to have a son bringing you joy!

Heatherlyn said...

Yes, you can hang in there! He's growing into a fine young man right now. The experience he's having will really help him to grow a lot!!!! And he'll be back before you know it. Time sure flies lately!

Marla said...

I remember my brother serving his mission Japan. I love it on Holidays when we could call him. It was always so fun to hear his greeting in Japanese when he would answer. We still joke about it, he still sometimes answers the phone when i call "Moshi Moshi." I was lucky to be able to report on his mission in sacrament, I was very thankful for his letters, but i think he was more grateful for ours. He had quite a time adjusting when he got back to the states. His mission seemed to last forever, but now it seems like forever ago.

Sherrie said...

I am sorry you are having what seems to be a hard day. Hang in there. You are strong. Just know that you are not alone and are loved by all. You are a wonderful lady!

Just ME the MOM said...

You hang in there - you certainly can do it! You are going to be even more amazed at the young man who will come home. Enjoy those missionary mom blessings :)

Kristin

Karrilyn said...

some times it is hard when you think about AJ being goon but it does help to here that he is doing good and that he is learning lots and that he is have much luck and having the lord on his side helps to also I know that the lord is on our side and he is blessing us for letting him go out and serve.

Audrey said...

I hope it gets easier for you, having my kids around me practically 24/7 I can't imagine them just being gone one day, but it occurred to me that if both of my children decide to go on missions they will be gone at exactly the same time!