Saturday, March 9, 2013

I hope they call me on a mission

 I can't believe the day finally came! My (dashing, studly, wonderful, special, incredible, selfless, and everything great and good in the world) brother Chad received his mission call for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this past week.

He is called to labor in the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission and is to report to the Provo Missionary Training Center July 10.

I could not be more proud of him or more grateful for his example, his desire, his selfless service, his dedication, his conviction, his willingness, and just for the man he has grown up to be.

It is incredible to watch him and see the bright light just radiate from him. He truly is a light in the world, a light on the hill that cannot be hid. Because of his desire to share that light, hundreds are blessed and will continue to be.

 His heart is so big and he is so ready and eager to serve the people in Mexico. A little while after he opened his call, when it was just him and I, I said I was grateful he wasn't going anywhere really 'scary' (yes, a little naive on my part but come on, anyone that has a brother on a mission feels the same way!) and he said it wouldn't matter where he was, he wants to be somewhere where he has to sacrifice and is humbled.

My little brother is all grown up. He is an example to all of us, including one of his closest friends, our youngest brother Steele, who is turning 14 next month. I am grateful for how much he looks up to Chad, he is his role model - and I couldn't think of a better one to have!
 I still can't believe he will be gone for two years but couldn't ask for a better place for him to be. Plus, he'll get to miss the crying baby stage and come home just in time for my baby to be in the 'fun' stage :) [more on little baby weekes later!]
Last month, another man in the house embarked on his mission to bring truth to the world. Mike's brother David entered the Provo MTC February 13. He spent one week there, where it sounds like he is already rocking and rolling in the Spanish language, before he got his visa and left for the Peru MTC. Before long, he will be out in the field in the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission, where I know the people are going to embrace him with all they have. He is our big teddy bear and going to do so many great things. Plus, him and Chad are great friends and I know they are going to have too much fun talking to each other in Spanish when they both get home :)
The world is a much better place because of my brothers.


  1. How exciting Whit! He looks like a stud, and YOU look beautiful! I'm so excited about your baby news!! So fun! I hope you're doing well! xoxoxo

  2. Baby news??! Congratulations?! And that's wonderful that your brother is such a role model to your younger siblings. Everyone needs someone like that!