"Family ties are bound by love"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What a moment

This much anticipated packet, showed up in the mail today~ August 25th 2010
It was addressed to this handsome YM, I mean Elder
Opening up the hot little packet~ the anticipation is intense
Reading, " Dear Elder Franklin: You are assigned to labor in the Alabama Birmingham Mission"

He had to take a seat when he read, " Report to the MTC on Wed. October 6th" (that is only 6 weeks away! also notice the proud dad.)
Checking out the map, and Kena texting the news to all her friends
Sweet Home Alabama! We are so thrilled, and proud of TJ. This has not been easy coming, but he has now jumped in with both feet! We have a lot to do before Oct 6th, but it will be fun to spend that special time with him. I already feel the blessings, and sacredness of our only son serving a mission! Best of luck to you TJ as you work hard, be obedient, serve the Lord, and share the gospel! We LOVE you and could not be more proud!


Tiffany said...

That's so AWESOME!! He is going to LOVE the South!!

Hess Family said...

We are so excited for you guys! The South is lucky to be getting him. Kenlee is sad to see her "big brother" go, but we wish him all the best! Love you, TJ!

Sarah said...

Almost get teary-eyed just looking at the pics. I can't imagine what you must feel as his parents! Such an exciting time! So happy for all of you! CONGRATS!!

Kristi said...

Congratulations to Elder Franklin!

I love the expression on Rich's face, in the photo of the two of them together.

You two are great parents, and I'm sure TJ will be an amazing missionary.


Aimee said...

Sounds GREAT! I try not to think about the fact that I get to do that three times in four years. Bitter/sweet but worth every second!