Dec. 8, 2010 was one of those bitter-sweet kind of days. It was so hard to say good-bye to Elder Ellsworth there at the curb of the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, yet felt so happy for the great service he will give and the great man he will become. Chris, Donna, & Spencer were there for the send off. As is our tradition, if doing an activity twice qualifies as a tradition, we drove away, found a place to stop and write letters of love, admiration, and encouragement, then put them in the mail so our missionary would have letters as soon they could be delivered. It seems to be a therapeutic exercise after that emotional moment :-)
When the call came 9 weeks ago it seemed such a short time to prepare, but as the weeks wore on, he just wanted to get going. In reality though, he's been preparing his whole life for this. He looked great and blended into the sea of 19 or 20 something year old Elders in dark suits. Actually, we thought he was the most amazing of them all! We'll see you in 2 years Kevin!