Saturday, April 20, 2013
Historical Day at the MTC
April 17, 2013 proved to be a historical day for us and for the Church of Jesus Christ. Never before in the history of the Missionary Training Center have they had more Sister Missionaries checking in than Elders! And, Taylor was one of them! It was a great day...an unforgettable milestone. But, let me back up a little bit.
The ride down to Provo was really interesting. Taylor, Porter and Brenna were in tip top comical mode! They were hilarious and laughing and signing much of the way down. Two of my favorite song choices were "You'll be in my Heart" from Lion King, and then Porter's impersonation of Clint Eastwood's version of "You are my Sunshine" which is spot on and freakishly hysterical. It was an awesome time for them and they enjoyed every last minute together. I tried to keep the tears at bay and Eldon occasionally squeezed my hand to show support. We told Taylor she could choose where she wanted to eat and she picked Panda Express for some Chinese food. There were a few other missionaries coming in and out throughout our lunch and some of the boys looked like they were about 12 years old! The funny thing was people had a difficult time trying to guess which of my kids was the missionary.
The dropoff at the MTC was such a whirlwind and quick goodbye that I thought my heart would literally burst. It was an amazing sight seeing the Sister's jumping out of cars with enthusiasm and energy and the Spirit testified to me...."these girls will change the world". Quick hugs and wishes were exchanged and then Brenna hugged her best friend good-bye and Porter finished his hug off with the declaration "see ya in 3 years" which nearly brought me to my knees right there!
We haven't heard anything from Taylor yet. But, I know she is doing great. My heart knows that. And, now we begin the journey. I just hope it doesn't involve any more Ferris wheels.