I am not sure what made me think of this memory this morning......When Ether was home before he left on his mission I was having a hard day and in a sad/bad mood.....I had to leave to run an errand or go somewhere and as I was walking out the door Ether said to me "Where are you going, Mom?" I said "I am leaving on a jet plane," (almost thinking out loud, wishing I could get out of Dodge). Ether said "Don't know when you will be back again?" (If you don't know the Peter, Paul, and Mary song you won't get this :). His quick wit made me laugh out loud and almost instantly it changed my mood! That day my heart took a picture and this memory still makes me laugh!
I am missing my son again....I mean I miss him all the time, but some days it is harder than others. I try to be stoic and don't let on that I miss him, but I do. Some days I will be taken by surprise when I hear a song on the radio that Ether has sung and I am almost in instant tears.
Ether is doing well on his mission and he just LOVES his mission and the people! I am so VERY proud of him! He is amazing! His testimony has grown and he has grown as a person. All moms can understand that precious feeling of seeing your childs growth and it is a feeling only the heart knows.
2017 Christmas Letter
2 months ago