They've been gone for three weeks now and there have been a few moments when I've really missed them. The moments when I'm having a hard time and wish I could just call for mothering advice or wish I had my mother nearby to give me a hug or sit down with my dad and watch a good old movie.
Perhaps the hardest part is looking at these photos and imagining what my children will look like the next time they see them.
But I know that they are where they are meant to be and they are doing what they're meant to do. And I know that we will all be blessed because of their faithfulness and selfless service.
Love you, Mom and Dad! God be with you until we meet again, and don't worry about us. We're all being well-taken care of by a loving Heavenly Father who I know is pleased with your sacrifice.
..."continue to preach from that hour, and if they will do this in all lowliness of heart, in meekness and humility, and long-suffering, I, the Lord, give unto them a promise that I will provide for their families;" D&C 118:3
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