I just love this picture of my Todd and Angela. They are so cute and have grown up so fast. Todd is showing me in this picture that he has pretzels in his mouth. He has always been my pretzel boy. There has to be pretzels in my house always.
In May, Todd received his mission call. I have never seen a missionary as excited as he is and was on that day. He is going to be serving in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I still can't believe that he will be leaving. He reports to the Missionary Training Center the first part of October. I hope we can keep him excited that long, but so far he has been keeping busy.
This has always been a big part of Todd's life to prepare for a mission and serve. I think it has become an even bigger part after seeing his older brother, as he has been serving and is serving in Ohio. It will be hard for these two brothers to not see each for four years. They just love each other and are very close. What a great blessing to have two boys that have wanted to give two years of their lives up to the Lord to serve and help others to come unto him. Todd will be a great missionary. He loves people, and truly cares about them. He also loves his Heavenly Father and family and that helps him to realize what is of most importance.
It will be hard to send Todd but it will be great two months later to get one of my missionaries home. What a crazy but wonderful time!!!!