My younger brother (who is much bigger than me) is coming home tomorrow. He’s been serving a 2-year mission for our church in Jackson, Mississippi. He’s actually been all over the state and in parts of Texas but that’s where his mission office is located. I’m so excited that I get emotional every time I think about it. I’m so proud of him. It’s hard for him to accept change so the fact that he’d have to move around a lot and to an entirely different part of the country for 2 years means a lot. Then he spends all his time dedicated to the church and talking to strangers all day about his beliefs. I know I couldn’t do it.
He’s met many wonderful people and I can’t wait to hear all about it from him directly. He’s only been able to write letters, email once a week and call home 2 times a year (Christmas and Mother’s Day). His last phone call got me. He didn’t sound like a little boy anymore, he’s a man now. I feel old just thinking about it. I didn’t think I’d miss him as much as I have either. I didn’t think we were that close, but when it came time for him to actually leave, I sobbed like a baby. I haven’t allowed myself to think of him much as it gets the water works going, but I REALLY have missed him!! It’ll be so nice to see his goofy faces and get a bear hug again tomorrow.
Matthew’s brother, Michael, comes home on Friday too. So much fun and family excitement! I’ll have a ton of photos to post later this week. I’m making a sign for both boys (well, I’m helping my SIL make Michael’s). We bought them leis to give them when they get off the plane… or really when we see them in baggage. LOL I’m so excited!!
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