An Early Morning Departure

2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (1)We were all up just after 3:00 a.m. to begin this emotional day.  Many never went to bed at all last night.  It was a short night.  I didn’t sleep at all either.  During nights like this, I feel like a Mom, worrying about my kids, hoping for my kids, praying for my kids.

But the time has come and these members of our family are launching into their next places and their next experiences.2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (2)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (3)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (4)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (5)Laundry around here is continual.  We have 22 beds to change before tonight.2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (7)Farewell to the Mission Home2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (9)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (13)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (14)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (16)Final instructions and prayer:2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (18)We arrived at the airport at 4:00 a.m.2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (22)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (23)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (26)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (28)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (29)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (30)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (31)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (32)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (33)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (34)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (36)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (37)Elder Sailsbery’s parents are coming later this morning to pick him up.2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (38)He said goodbye to his fellow servants.2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (41)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (45)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (48)And they’re off!2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (50)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (51)2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (52)And we are here, to carry on on this calm summer morning.  Nothing inside of me was calm.  My heart was breaking.2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (53)God speed, dear friends.2017-7-18 Departures and Arrivals (54)

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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