Sunday, September 9, 2012

Elder Parker Lance Evans

So, I'm backtracking a little to post these photos of the day Parker left for his two-year mission to Cuernavaca Mexico for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Saying goodbye to my son for two years is one of the hardest things I've ever done. But I know that he is doing the right thing. He is a wonderful young man, full of enthusiasm and love. He has already had so many good experiences in Mexico and I know he will have many more.

Prior to leaving for Mexico, he spent two months in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. There, he learned Spanish and was also trained in being a good missionary.

Here are some photos we took the morning we dropped him off in Provo. Some are at our house right before we drove to the MTC, and the rest are either at the Provo Temple, in our car, or at the MTC.

He had a wonderful experience at the MTC and each week when we receive his emails from Mexico, I am so excited to hear about his life as missionary. And of course, I'm counting down the days until Christmas when we will be able to talk to him on the phone. 



Maria C said...

It IS so very hard to say good-by to a child, even when we know it's not forever! He looks wonderful and you are right that he will grow so much from this experience! Hang in there, Mom!

My 365 Project said...

Oh my two years is a long time says my momma heart. I think 3 or 4 months is a long time to go without seeing my boys.... even though they are grown :)

I am sure he will mature and grow so much in the next 2 years. He looks so happy and excited in the photos.

Reds said...

Must be so hard to see him go :( Love your family pics!!

Nicki said...

I have so enjoyed following the maturity of Parker over the years and even though I don't know you or your family in real life - I have a sense of some of the pride and angst you feel in seeing him off on such a honorable mission. Congratulations to you and Parker.

Kelly said...

Those are wonderful portraits. I am ure you miss him so much but what wonderful work he is doing.