So, this is my first attempt at "blogging". This is Hyrum's missionary blog and he thought it would be a great way for our family and friends to keep up with him as he serves his mission. I think it will also be good for me.
I think I am dealing with Hyrum going on a mission by "not" dealing with him going on a mission :) He has been a huge part of my life for 18 years and I can't imagine not being able to hug him for 2 years. At the same time, this is what we have raised him to do. Blaine and I have raised him so that he might serve the Lord with all his heart, might, mind and strength. So we are also very humbled by his unwavering commitment to serve.
I love him so much and find myself emotional at odd times of the day, with tears in my eyes for no apparent reason. Today he and Blaine are out helping a friend with his deck, so I put on Hyrum's "Missionary" play list on the computer while I baked in the kitchen. The music gave me much comfort and peace. I'm sure I will have his music on more often after he leaves. Hyrum loves inspiring church music and so do I.
We still have a few more weeks before he leaves, but I know as soon as school starts, the time will fly by. I am grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who knew I would need some extra time after the fair to be with Hyrum before he left on his mission.