|MTC drop off 05/29/13|
Pardon a few moments of nostalgia from mom: One year ago today we put this handsome boy on a plane headed for SLC. How could one feel so much joy at the same time as having one's heart ripped out? His sister picked him up in SLC, took him to brunch and then dropped him off at the MTC for the two weeks before the much anticipated journey in Africa began. My only request was a photo of him waving goodbye to me. This photo warms my heart every morning. Over the last year this handsome boy has become a kind, compassionate man who is full of faith, love for God and his fellowman. His testimony has become stronger and he has increased in wisdom and knowledge. I am excited to see what the next year holds for him.
The half way point of a mission is often referred to as "hump day" and camels are used to signify it.
|Elder Jenkins with his camel friend just before his hump day|
|His camel friend is trying to give him a kiss for me!|
Wanting to remember him at his halfway mark, but also remind him that the best is yet to come. I found the following analogy online that I personalized and sent him as it summed up my thoughts as we marked this big milestone, along with a pillowcase I made him out of camel fabric.