Sunday, October 26, 2008

Drumroll Please. . .

When my parents decide to do something, they don't let any grass grow under their feet. The day after they'd decided to serve another mission, it was in the newspaper that my dad was stepping down from the city council. They had their entire household goods divvied up between their children and shipped out to our houses before their papers were even in. They were ready to go!

So, when dad called me on Friday to tell me they had their call, but that they were going to wait to open it until that night so we could be there for it, I was impressed at their patience.

We all descended on the house en masse (the out-of-staters were present via cell phone) and took turns guessing where they had been called to. We had everything from Sweden to Ghana to Hong Kong--but my brother-in-law Jon actually guessed it. They will be serving in Mexico City, Mexico. They are currently assigned to the visitor's center there (which is the center of a church college and MTC) but their call is under the mission president's direction to reassign.

I'll miss them so much, but I love that they are so willing to serve the Lord. They are amazing people!

12 comments:

Joni said...

That is so great. Your parents are REALLY good examples. I'm excited for them.

Annette Lyon said...

Congrats to them! I'm with ya on the excitement-but-I'm-gonna-miss-em thing. My parents are 4 years into 5 straights years of Church service. I'm proud of them, and think they're amazing, but at the same time, I'd sort of like my parents back. And it would be kinda nice if my kids knew their other set of grandparents, too!

Nick and Ashley said...

CONGRADULATIONS Aunt Joanna and Uncle George! Thanks for the news, I didn't even know they were sending in their papers again. So COOL!

drb42 said...

That is way cool your parents are going out again!

~ Jamie ~ said...

That is so exciting! Your parents are amazing!

Ryan and Lori said...

Congratulations! So very cool... and what an asset to the Mexico City Mission!

thedoodlegirl said...

Oh wow, Sarah! So awesome. Your parents are so wonderful. And so are YOU. Love, Rebekah

Aim said...

That's great that they are going to Mexico. Tell them good luck and congratulations!

David, Heidi, & Gabby said...

Congrats to your parents. What a fun place that will be to visit!

Liz in New York said...

Sarah, that's exciting! Mexico City, Mexico?! Your parents will be great and I am confident the Lord will use their many many skills. All our love here. Trent and liz

Annalisa said...

congrats! i'll make sure my parents know too. smiles!!

Angela said...

Hey Sarah! I just found your blog through Ashley. That's so exciting for your family!!! Missions are always amazing! My grandma is serving a Family History/Geneology mission in L.A. It's such an amazing blessing for our family!!! We have a blog as well! liddlefamilymoments.blogspot.com. Have a great day!