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I'm a Great Northwesterner that is now loving life in the Midwest. I am a world class napper. I'm very bossy. I clearly love a good glass of Scotch. I wear aprons every chance I get.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

It's a done deal!

Oh - I cannot tell you how relieved I am to be at this end of the day! So much worry about so many things - and now we're all done and the relief is amazing!! We had such a great experience dropping Geoff off at the MTC today. We got to the MTC about a half an hour early and got to enjoy their well oiled machine. The great parking guys helped with getting the bags unloaded and then into the lobby, to get the meal card and have Mom put his name tag on for the first time. (Someone should have warned us about THAT!!)Actually, this is loading the luggage from at the hotel...
Getting an explanation about how the meal ticket works and wearing the orange dot...
The sister with the seam rippers - opening the pockets of hundreds of new suits
He's official now!!

After a few final pictures, we walked down the hall and found our assembly room and sat and waited. Man, does the MTC crowd love their LDS "Isn't it about time" commercials, which is what they show while you wait. Then the meeting began with one of the fastest renditions of "Called to Serve" I've ever heard. It would have been great if I could have sung - but the tears were too much! Ah well. After the Mission President and his wife spoke, they showed us the "Called to Serve" video, which is 20 years old, but still a tear jerker. Then a prayer was said, and we said our final good-byes. Tears were shed, but we were not sad or wishing we could take him home with us. He's where he's supposed to be and is going to be awesome.

Of course we're still worried that he is eating well and sleeping well and that he's got a good companion and...and....and...but we're good. And I'm sure he's good too.

3 comments:

Eric said...

They still show that "Called to Serve" video?! That thing was old when *I* went in the MTC, and that was more than 13 years ago.

"Tuskamooza."
"Tuskamooza."
"The vegetables."

"Zousa-may, oh-h, zousa-may...."

See, I have retained bits of the foreign languages we hear being spoken in this video. That is how many times I watched it lo those many years ago.

Hooray for Elder Taylor!

Josh said...
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Josh said...

tee-hee-hee. Tuskamooza. Is that Croatian? I cherish my mission so much. In addition to meeting me wife there, it was the most beautiful, inspiring, fun, crazy times. It also sucked really bad, was exhausting (despite what they say, getting up at 6:30 was NEVER easy) and beat me to a figurative bloody pulp several times a day. Hooray!!

But for now, Geoff is the the warm comforting bossom of the MTC. The land of feeling good, foods loaded in preservatives (mostly served in "bars" -- Nacho Bar, Desert Crepe Bar, Baked Potato Bar) and the "Tree of Life" (ie. communal showers.) It is a great place to be.

Congrats to the Taylors!!!

And how long are you in UT for?

Did I spell bossom right?