My brother Chris is arriving home from his mission to Brazil today. He had a 9 hour layover at JFK, so early this morning Simon and I made the trek out there so Chris could meet his one and only nephew for the first time. I know Chris was super excited about this, espeically because Simon was born the day before Chris’s birthday, so they are pretty much birthday buddies.
Some of you may be saying, “Wow! How many brothers and sisters does Lizzie have out on missions?” Just over a year ago I was welcoming Jarom home from the Ukraine, and a few months ago Abby came home from her mission to Everett, Washington. My family did have three missionaries out at once but in a few hours they will all be back home. It is a little bit strange to think about because except for a few months here and there, at least one of my siblings has been serving a mission since 1997. (Correct me if I’m wrong, Family.)
This means that when I fly home next week it will be the first time since Micah and I got married (3 1/2 years ago) that all of my siblings will be in the same place at once! I’m sad that Micah won’t be there too, but I’m excited to stay up late talking with my siblings and letting them have some quality time with their favorite little boy ever.