Wednesday, April 11, 2012
We had a new little granddaughter born to us on Monday April 9, we didn't get to see her until yesterday and I must admit, it is really hard to not be there to hold her and get to know her. Her name is Adalina and both she and our little Lydia will be 2 and almost 2 when we get home. We will miss seeing them both learn to crawl, walk, talk etc. As much as I love being here and serving the Lord, there is a little ache for my family, especially when exciting events happen with our grandchildren. Sophia will start kindergarten in the fall, she will walk by my house everyday on her way to and from school, we had always talked of walking with her, it will have to wait until we come home. Calan will start school the next fall, Maggie and Enzo are both at the 2 to 3 stage, that I love to watch, they are discovering who they are and testing Mom and Dad to see what they can get away with. I guess I am having a little homesick moment.
So many things we will miss over the next 2 years, many have asked, Is it hard?. My answer to that is a big YES. but I have always been taught that anything worth doing is usually hard. Anytime we grow and progress, it is usually a hard process. Hard but worth it. I know that Elder LeFevre and I will grow so much while we struggle here, but even more, I know that my children and grandchildren will be so very blessed while we are here and I could not deny them those blessings they need in there homes, just because I would like to be there with them.
To my children and grandchildren ( That includes my Son and Daughters-in-law, because i really consider you my children also) We love you, we miss you more they we can say and at moments like yesterday when we saw Adalina for the first time on Skype, we realize just how much we miss you all. We would not have done this if we didn't both know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. We know that it is true and We know that God and Jesus Christ love all of the people on the earth and want all to know that. With the knowledge of the truth we have, we have a great obligation to share it with everyone we meet, because one day we will answer for what we did with the knowledge of the Gospel we have been blessed with. I want to stand with a clear conscience before God. So that is why we would leave our beloved family and travel half-way around the world and stay for 2 years.
Will we miss a lot, YES we will, but I have faith that the Lord, will more than make up for it to us and our family for the time away from each other.
We Love you All, thank you for all your support.