Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Garrett's First Letter Home

Last week, we took Garrett (now Elder Cox) to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT.  He will spend the next 9 weeks learning Romanian and then he will take off to Romania for the remainder of his two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was excited and nervous when we took him.  Who wouldn't be?
I knew he was nervous and didn't know what to expect.  I knew he was worried about that he wouldn't be able to learn the language.
Since we dropped him off,
I have been praying that he would be comfortable there and be at peace.
Yes, I could pray that the language would be EASY.
But that wouldn't be fair to him.  I don't want to take any learning experiences away from him.

Here's his his first letter -



Julianna said...

Looks like... he'll be just fine. :)

Raven said...

I bet you are so proud!! And I bet you miss him so.

Sew.What. said...

What a great letter. So glad things are going so well on the first day!

martyeaster said...

Thanks so much for sharing. That is a powerful letter and you can already see him losing himself in the work. If you get a chance send me his address at the MTC and we will shoot him a letter. Have fun in NYC!

Mama Badger said...

What an amazing change this is from the smart alleck we usually see in your posts. Elder Cox. Whew.

Donna said...

That's so exciting that he's in the MTC now! I didn't realize that was happening so soon! I'm sure he's going to be a great missionary.

H.K. said...

Oh, wow I've missed out a lot on reading your blog! That's awesome that Garrett is serving in Romania!

Danelle said...

I'm sure you were excited and nervous too, just like Garrett. That first letter home must be so wonderful to receive!

Andrea said...

I can't read the letter very well since I'm reading your blog on my phone (only way I get online anymore) but I know you must be very proud/anxious/nervous. He's a great young man with a good and slightly mischevious head on his shoulders. He'll do great.

And so will you.