Farewell Sunday

Yesterday was a big day with family and friends coming to support Skyler before he leaves on his mission. The morning started with Skyler sharing a wonderful message in Sacrament meeting about the importance of Self-Reliance and how it helps prepare you for a mission. Elizabeth sang a beautiful musical number, “I Need Thee Every Hour”. Skyler’s friend, Daniel Wing is also leaving on his mission this week and gave a talk as well. Afton Jennings  sang “A Poor Wayfaring Man”. Bishop Thelin and President Hayes also shared a short message. The spirit was strong in this meeting.

After sacrament meeting, I asked a friend in the ward, who is also a talented photographer, Danielle Bright if she would take some pictures of family and friends who came to support Skyler before he left.

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After the 3 hour block was over, family headed over to the house for lunch.

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Keeping with our monthly tradition, we celebrated Teya’s 14th birthday! Happy Birthday Teya!


After everyone left we had a few hours to relax and then get ready for an open house for friends to come over and say goodbye before Skyler leaves.

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At the end of the night, I asked Skyler how he was feeling and he said, “I am ready to go now.”

Today we have one last day to spend with Skyler as a family, he then gets set apart as a missionary tonight and then we take him to Gilbert in the morning. The day couldn’t have been any more perfect. We love you Skyler and have no doubt you are ready and will be an awesome missionary!


4 thoughts on “Farewell Sunday

  1. We are so proud of Skyler and happy that he is going on a mission. We love the picture of Skyler and the pictures of him with his family and friends. Skyler, you are a wonderful representative for our Savior.
    Love and prayers,
    Aunt Syl and Uncle Bob

  2. Awe! Finally getting a chance to sit and read. So, so sad to have missed it! Hope you are holding up. I have started trying to prepare myself for Eli to go. I know he has awhile, but I am afraid I needto start preparing my heart now. Skyler looks so grown up! He looks like a seasoned missionary already.

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