Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Saying goodbye...

We said our goodbye's to Trenton today, and man was it rough!  The part he was dreading the most, was saying goodbye to his sweet nephews (Carter is not pictured).  He has such an awesome relationship with each one of them.  It was a very emotional day.
 So fortunate to have family support from each other.
 I sure love this boy!
 Trenton saying goodbye to Bella.
Saying goodbye at the "curb".  The MTC was hard, but I felt like it wasn't as bad as the 1/2 hour meeting they used to make you sit through.  We had already said our goodbye's and there wasn't the anticipation of watching your son walk through doors to who knows where?  We were greeted by a missionary from London (I loved his accent) who was very willing to help with the luggage, and even take our picture.  Of course it was still emotional, but we knew he was going to be in good hands.  He was looking forward and hoping to see Bryson Clark who had arrived an hour before him, and Elder John Gleason who is a buddy from the basketball team and has been there for a few weeks.  Hopefully, he was able to run into a familiar face today.
We will miss him terribly, but there is no place we'd rather him be at this point in his life.  We are grateful for his desire to serve and the blessing he is to our family.
(I regret that some of our family members are not pictured above, but were there to support Trenton. Robyn took most of the pictures on her camera, which I currently don't have access to. Not pictured is Brian, Heather, and Carter. We love them just the same!)