T Minus

My little brother, Matt, comes home from his LDS mission to Slovakia today!!!!  As in, like, 14 hours!! He gets in around 11:00 tonight, and much celebration shall commence!  He’s been gone for two whole years with only an email each week and a short phone call on Christmas and Mother’s Day and it is going to be a joyous reunion.  Oh, Georgina, we can’t wait for you to meet your nephew James!!!!  We have missed you so, so much!
Here is a little excerpt from one of his last emails:

How do I feel about it all coming to an end?  I am satisfied with the offering that I have given the Lord.  I have not always gotten it right, but I’m much further along than I was at the beginning of my mission.  There have been ups and downs, but the trend has been overall positive.  I’m excited to face the challenges that will come.  I love positive stresses, I love being pushed, and I’m sure there will be plenty of that when I get home.  Gosh… I just want to fill my life with as much goodness as I can.

George, we love you so much and are so proud of all you have done to represent the Lord and our family.  Missions are so very, very hard, and you did it with diligence and excitement and faith.  And now you finally get to come home to us!!  Thank you so much for your service, and see you tonight, Brother!!   
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