Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pictures from today...

This is what two years of stuff looks like when it is put into a very large suitcase, he put his pillow on top of that and zipped it up. His bedsheets, towels, shoes, toiletries and clothing are all in there. Mind boggling to me really.
We took a few minutes to take some pictures before we left home and a few when we got to the airport. He checked in hugged us all once and then turned with a big smile on his face to head into the security check area, with not even a glance behind. We all stood there like lost pups watching him through the whole process and then had a silent car ride home. We miss his presence already.
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9 comments:

Megan said...

Hugs! I'm sure this was a tough day, but I think it's amazing that people can be so dedicated to their faith and doing what they believe is right. You should be very proud to have raised such a good boy!

TheLegacyLady said...

Sending big hugs to you...I look forward to this day with my own sons but know at the same time how difficult it is going to be to see them go...Megan's right - you should be proud! I am amazed with how well you are doing - you give me hope!

Marian said...

Your pictures just tug at my heart today.. I'm celebrating 6 months out for my son. Everyone around me says it has gone by fast and I guess it has. But I miss my boy A lot and some days it's worse than others. I feel your pain.

Kim Hughes said...

I am teraing up looking at those pictures. Megan said it so well.
I'll be squeezing you extra hard on Saturday.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh, mama!!!!
What a great son you have... What a wonderful family...

My heart goes out to you..

OH... Two years worth of stuff in one suitcase? Boy do I have tons of junk!!!! What a concept....

hugs...

Houston said...

Oh B I am crying for you. I want you to know that the relationships you have with your kiddos are always an inspiration to me. You are a great Mom and should be very proud

Rachel Carlson said...

HUGE HUGS sweet b!

Layle said...

Wow Becky, hard to believe you have a son old enough to go on a mission. You must be so proud of him!

Anonymous said...

i just saw this post. i think tyler looks SO HANDSOME and he just shines. i know you miss him like crazy, but wow- he is going to be amazing! I am so proud of him. LOVE the photos that you posted. Hang in there!!!!!
teresa