I remember as we first began planning to leave on our mission. We felt strongly that this was the time that we should go.... and yet we began to realize all of the family things we would miss. One of the major ones was having Megan leave on her mission without us. We still felt spiritual promptings that going on our mission NOW was something we needed to do....and so we moved ahead. Even so, every time we would think of her going to the temple without us there was a little saddness.
She did go through the temple
They arrived on June 2nd. Of course, our first stop was to Mount Washington to see the beautiful view of the city. We loved showing them other spots around the city and we were able to take time to visit both the temple and church sites in Palmyra and also go to Kirtland one day.
On our way to Palmyra we stopped at Niagra Falls and
really enjoyed walking around the area on the "American side". We also took a boat ride on the "Maid of the Mist". We were blessed with great weather and it was such a pleasant experience for all of us.
|Mike & Bryn-Science Center climb|
she said "but what I'm REALLY excited about is to be a senior couple one day"! It just made us smile!!
We got a report that Megan and Jenna actually had a really good missionary opportunity on the way home. They sat by a woman who was interested in talking about religion and had a religious reference book she wanted to discuss. Megan pulled out her missionary handbook "Preach My Gospel" and Jenna contributed to the discussion. The discussion ended up being positive on both sides as they related why Megan will be leaving to serve a mission, what people in our church believe, and what this woman believes. Seems like she is really being prepared for the next 18 months and Jenna and Megan decided it almost seemed like they were missionary companions!