Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hopefully, he will recognize me upon his return

Cheesy post below. Contents might make you vomit from excessive cheesiness. Just wanted to warn you.

Alex left on his mission last week. I cut my work trip to NYC short so I could be home to see him off. As I was waiting for my flight home I called him to tell him good luck at his setting apart. Of course, I start crying like a blubbering idiot and everyone around me probably thought I was crazy. For sure someone was thinking, "please don't make me sit by her on the plane."

I really do despise going to the MTC. I don't know how anyone could walk out of that complex and not feel like someone has just punched them in the stomach and ran away laughing.

We arrived at 12:15 and by the time we left at 1:30, I was emotional drained. However, as sad as it was to watch Alex walk through the door titled, "Missionaries Exit", I wouldn't want him anywhere else. Two years is a long, long time. I mean, by the time he comes back I could possibly have all gray hair. Alex would be all, "Nat, you really let yourself go." And I would be all, "Gray runs in the family. This will be you in 7 years. So watch your back."


Teddy and Scotty said...

Man! We just went through that with Joe and it is AWFUL! At least you were brave enough to go to the MTC. I just hate that place, it is seriously like you said, someone punches you in the stomach. The setting apart was hard enough for me, so I just left it at that. I made up some lame excuse and told Joe I couldn't go to the MTC cause I had class! Man, it seems like just yesterday when Alex would come knock on our door like every day asking if Joe could play. He is huge now! He's gonna be great. I hope the 2 years go by fast cause I'm already missing Joe like crazy.

MandoRama said...

Nat, this is not at all vomit-inducing. (Now, Palin, Palin is bordering on projectile . . . ) It's great that you are so close with your family. Be proud of that.

Let the Good Times Roll! said...

Wow, I can't believe Alex is old enough to go on a mission! Wow, your camera takes awesome pictures. The pic of the siblings at the MTC and the tree leaves hanging from the trees - awesome quality!

PS - I don't know if that mandorama has a personal joke going with you, but I gotta say - I am Palin Power to the extreme. I love that woman!

Natalie said...

Mandorama - It's amazing how you can bring Palin into any topic. Maybe you should stop all your hating and accept the fact that people like her more than Joe Biden.

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