Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The last days in Texas

 The weekend leading up to Matthews departure was filled with many "see you in two"hugs.  Nicholas had to say goodbye early. That was a hard one to witness.  

Elder Hendrix, after being set apart as a Missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

We said our goodbyes, shed our tears and hugged our precious little boy.  We watched him as he composed himself, and made his way through security.  He gave us a final wave before walking through the TSA checkpoint.  We waited, anticipating one final glimpse of him.  He turned the corner, looked over his shoulder, smiled and then he was gone. Nothing prepares a parents heart for the complete joy yet utter sadness they feel as they send their child off on a mission.  We know that there is no other place he should be, yet still miss him like crazy.

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