Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Son Jacob is Going on a Mission to Japan

I have been in a bit of a funk for the past few days. We took our only son to the MTC on Wed. Jacob is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the next two years. He is going to be in Japan and I won't be able to see him until May 2011! I am grateful we spent an amazing week together before he went. He is a dedicated, wise, mature, and spiritual person. I really look up to him and know he will be a great missionary.

He will be at the Mission Training Center until July to learn the Japanese language.

I didn't know it was going to be so hard to send him off. He wanted to go, he planned for it for years, we had 4 months to get him packed, get his passport/Visa etc. but when it was time to say goodbye it was sooo hard. I have been thinking about him like crazy and it has only been 4 days! I know he will be blessed and we are so proud of him for putting his life on hold to serve the Lord.
I am feeling lots of compassion for the soldier's families who send off their loved ones. I can't imagine being a father or mother getting deployed to Iraq for a year. What a heartbreaker! I am very grateful we have volunteers that put their lives on the line to fight for our freedoms!


Sue said...


We have a couple in our ward coming home in July who are mission presidents in Japan.

Jacob "will" be blessed as well as your family.

I sent 5 sons on missions. Each time it was hard, but soo worth it.

Amanda said...

I served a mission in North Carolina and it was so worth it. I know your son is doing the right thing. He will have his struggles, but the Lord will bless him for his efforts, and yours. Good Luck to all of you.

wow mom said...

Our son-in-law went to Japan and loved it! It will be be a great language to know for life too! What a great experience is in store for all of you!! All the best.

Johnson said...

Jacob gave an amazing farewell talk. He is going to be a fabulous missionary.