Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Happy Birthday, Elder
Here he is with his proud daddy.
The day he was born--he was my biggest child at 9 pounds 3 ounces. He was born around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning and blessed at Church the next day. Yes, I was crazy--but, seriously, Allan's dad was going to Church with us and there was no way I was not going to take my baby to have him blessed with Grandpa there ; ) It has always meant a great deal to Elder Rob to know he was there. Actually, this was taken the next day--I guess I didn't quite have it together that day ; )
He was still at BYU for his 19th, but his sister, Heidi, took care of him: I know he will have a great 20th birthday in the mission field.
I want to share a few of my favorite memories.
He was such a cute little baby.
With his Grandpa.
For a young man who is so picky about his hair, this just makes me smile.
When he was a little guy, he took Minnie with him EVERYWHERE.
And Minnie again
The day he was baptized--look at that smile. In his little suit, I could just see him as a missionary at 19 ; )
And another one with the smile that I love
With his "Tank" ; )
He REALLY was a good boy ; )
I love the smile on his face in this picture--such a FABULOUS trip.
This will always be one of my favorite pictures of Heidi, Brent, and my little boy.
But then a few years later, Macy took this one:
Many years ago we visited the Provo temple
And in the blink of an eye he was here while at the MTC
And this was such a special day
He is so excited because he has a temple about a block from where he is living right now.
I just have to share a little of what Elder Rob said in his e-mail about our temple being announced here in Winnipeg, "then I heard Winnipeg, MB. Before President Monson announced them, I crossed my fingers, and just got a feeling that maybe one could be announced this time for Winnipeg. But when he said that, I didn't make any noise, but kind of threw my arms in the air and silently did little rooting signals and was just extremely stoked."
I am so excited because in a little less than a month it will be MOTHER'S DAY and that means A PHONE CALL FROM OUR ELDER ROB.
BUT FOR NOW, LET ME JUST SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELDER ROB. SURE DO LOVE YOU AND ARE SO PROUD OF THE GREAT WORK YOU ARE DOING. THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT EXAMPLE.
Sidenote: Last night our two Elders left our home--Elder H is headed to the MTC this morning. I'm so happy for him. Elder W. will be going back to Wales in a few weeks. He has been a great missionary. It has been such a delight to have them in our home. Missionaries are amazing young men and women.
It was sweet because last night they left this on our kitchen table--they were so sweet. I guess after spending a few weeks they realize what's important at our house--pictures and CANDY ; )