I am without the proper words to express the gratitude, love, giddyness, thrill, excitement, emotion, honor, pride, happiness, LOVE, and on and on and on I have felt this week. Can you believe we have finally got to this moment! The countdown is finally complete! My little family is all together! I'm so happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!
Jake is more beautiful, sweet, funny, gentler, genuine, strong and kind than even before. (If possible--I know, I know) After an emotional reunion in the mission office these are the observations I can tell you I immediately saw. Handsome, tan, taller. Weary & worn but bright eyed and still has the most infectious smile ever! Thinner but still stands tall and erect. His eyes and countenence are sweet and sincere with a spark of mischief. That's my Jake. I am so grateful for the safe return of my beautiful baby boy-now a beautiful man.
I wish I could remember the exact words of his mission president, President Johns. They were beautiful words that spoke to my soul and my soul still feels those words. I haven't been able to actually verbalize them. I hope I will find those words again for they were so beautiful and I want Jake to hear what his mission president spoke regarding his service these last two years. In my life though-my most sacred experiences have been like this. Where there is a language in my heart that I can understand but not speak. It's a wonderful thing!
We had such an amazing time visiting Jake's mission in Ecuador! I have loads of stories and photos. I just really wanted to share these few quickly. So I hope to share more here very soon!
Love to all!!