We drove down to St. George to deliver Monson's mission call to him. He is a busy athlete, so he couldn't even meet with us til after 9 at night. We had big plans to SKYPE all those who wanted to be involved in his grand opening. The thought was good, but the execution wasn't. The hotel internet was too slow, so we had to kick some people off....glad they are our friends and not easily offended. Anyway, once the technical difficulties were worked out. Monson was ready for the unveiling in front of 4 people in the hotel room, and grandparents and brothers on skype.We have been taking guesses on where Monson would serve. I prayed that he would go state side, much to Wayne's chagrin. I knew any state would be great, except Ohio...because of Ohio state football. Monson hates the team and thus the state.
Lindsey actually guessed Michigan because she knew Monson loved it-- she wins the $ prize.
We celebrated with a late night DENNY's dinner!!!
I just felt so at peace once the call was read. I know the Lord Loves my Monson and is so aware of him and his wants and needs. Mons doesn't need to worry about what to eat and possibly losing weight and living conditions while on his mission. He can just dig in and preach the gospel. He will love the Michigan people and they will love him. I know Monson has a strong Testimony of the gospel. It is a joy to watch him grow and progress. I love having missionaries out in the field.
We will have 2 boys out in the field for 3 months, til Truman returns.
I also know Lansing, Michigan will be better than the Detroit, Michigan Mission for Monson. (Try saying that 3 times fast) Being right in the thick of the UofM would be a bit too much for Monson. (Like sending me to NYC and telling me not to see a Broadway play.) SHeesh. This way he can talk Michigan football to people who care, yet not be so drawn into the games. He can keep his eye on the GLORY!
In other news: Laila polled her classmates to see who had the OLDEST mother. She won....I am the oldest!