This evening was our very first Washington Yakima Reunion! We have been waiting for this gathering for 3 years! I told the missionaries that on the sad day that we got in our car and drove away from Yakima, our hearts were heavy and sad. The goodbyes were hard, and it took weeks to say them all.
As we were driving home to Orem, about half way through the long trip, something changed–we started thinking about WHO we were going home to–hundreds of our missionaries on that side of “the mission veil.” We had more missionaries here than we had in Yakima! We started getting very excited and we started driving faster, knowing that soon we would see so many of these dear dear friends.
Tonight we got to be with a whole gym full of missionaries we Love. We got to hug and love them freely. We talked and visited the whole night long, enjoying just being all together again. There were many we missed–many who are off in other places, in school, and doing good things–and we felt their absence.
But so many were able to come and gather here, just for this special evening. We had a fun program, some games and great snacks, but mostly lots and lots of visiting. Come take a look at our dear dear missionaries.
This will be the last live post here on the mission blog. Tonight it freezes. I’m grateful to post these last photos, representing our future, our friendship and great things to come!
We head into the chapel for a short program, then resumed an evening of visiting!Rhythm Sticks for everyone!Wedding gifts for the married and engaged:All the notes to moms:Group Photo!!Rhythm sticks for everyone!Oh How We Love You ALL!!!