Sunday, November 16, 2008


On Tuesday my brother, Jeremy, came to visit for a day before entering the MTC on Wednesday. The kids were so excited, and since he was here such a short time, I let them stay home from school. They had a great time playing with him.

The kids and I took him to the MTC. I guess I hadn't really explained what was going to happen to the kids, because when we left Cruz said, "Where's Jeremy?" I explained that he would be staying there to which Cruz responded, "Where will he sleep?" After I answered that he asked, "Will he get to eat?" I said he would and that after he had stayed in the MTC a few weeks that he would go to California. Cruz immediately asked, "Where will he live?" I had to explain that there was a place ready for him to live in. As you can tell, Cruz was a little bit concerned that Jeremy wouldn't be taken care of. Once I answered all his questions he seemed okay with what was happening.
I think it was a good experience for the kids. The boys and I were able to have a great conversation about what was he would be doing at the MTC and on his mission. It seemed to get them pretty excited about going on missions themselves someday. Everyday they ask me if Jeremy is in California yet. I'm sure once he gets there the question will be "when does he go home." This could be a long 2 years.
As a side note, Cruz said he wants to go on his mission to Arizona, Kenyon said Africa, and Mara said she wants to go on a mission to Princessland.


The Williamson Family said...

Princessland! That sounds like a great place - I want to go there too!!

Lisa said...

What a great experience for the kids. And what a wonderful example Jeremy is setting. That is neat!