Monday, September 15, 2014

T Minus 23 Days

My time with him draws ever shorter.
I procrastinated as long as I could, hoping that maybe not thinking about it would make it less real.

The day still approaches. We spent much of Saturday together, this time with lists and goals.
  • 1 suit
  • 4 pairs of slacks
  • 10 white shirts
  • 2 pairs of ugly but sturdy shoes
  • 1 winter jacket--I don't remember if he's ever owned a true winter jacket. He does now.

We wandered around Target for over an hour, snacking on popcorn and checking and rechecking the list.

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Alarm clock (his biggest requirement--which one has the most annoying alarm?)
  • Band-aids
  • Shampoo

I have no idea what will be available in Peru. Neither does he. Occasionally I can see the nervous excitement cross his face.

His adventure will begin soon. Too soon for me.

Not soon enough for him.


  1. My son (who is in the Lima Central mission) has requested peanut butter, deodorant, and ibuprofen. :D Let me know if you have any other questions…I'd be happy to help out with what I know. My son has been out for 9 months now.

  2. What an exciting time. All the best to him.

  3. Love these two pictures and the feeling/moment you captured in them.

  4. Oh, I feel your pain…and your joy. Such an interesting combo of emotions that comes with sending out a missionary.