This morning bright and early we made our way down to Utah County to hear Wade's nephew Josh speak at his mission farewell. He did a fantastic job. Tuesday he reports to the MTC (missionary training center) and then off to Houston, Texas!
Our first nephew to serve a mission!
My nephew Josh reports for his mission to Brazil in April.
And did I mention one of our nieces got married back in December? I have to say, her and her hubby look a little too cute holding my little Lucy.
Didn't we just change these kids diapers? When did they get so old and become adults?
It's amazing to see our nieces and nephews growing up and making great choices. We are so proud of them!
Wade and I are beginning to realize that our parents are as young as they used to be (sorry guys). (But either are we!) We are the younger ones in both our families, and honestly, our kids might not get the experiences with their grandparents the other grandkids got. This makes me a little sad. but it also makes me want to treasure what time we can have now. Sometimes I see cute older couples at Costco and I help them get things from the shelves. They probably think I am a little nuts, me and my five crazy kids trying to help them. But I look at them and see my mom and dad, or Wade's parents, and I just can't help it.
And despite the fact it's so hard to realize that our parents are indeed getting older, it's fun to see them sit back at a family party and just enjoy all the chaos and chatter surrounding them. What a great feeling that must be!
I am so grateful for the knowledge I have that our families are eternal. Young, old or in-between, that we can be together, with them, forever.