Sunday, June 29, 2008

Greenest Greenies in the Field

On June 25th, 2008, our family entered into a chapel near the MTC, listened to a short program, and said goodbye to Elder Layton for the next two years. There were many emotions going through all of our heads and hearts, but the two that dominated were seemingly diametrically opposed to one another. We were excited for Elder Layton to embark on this journey, but we were also very sad to let him go.

On the other hand, Elder Layton seemed to be all smiles. While his sister and littlest brother hung on and on, he seemed to have only one thing on his get on with it all. Soon enough, he was walking to his left and we to our right out opposite doors. As we left the building, we were able to catch one final glimpse of Elder Layton along with the other new missionaries boarding the bus that would take them to the Provo MTC. So, this call to serve has officially begun.

The name tag looks good, doesn't it? Okay, so, he's got a dork dot. But you're only this green once.

The family just to the rear and over his right shoulder was bringing their son to the MTC to begin his mission the same day and going to the same mission as Elder Layton.

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