Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Sister Kaylee Brooks' mission starts TODAY! Leave St. George at 7:00 AM. Wave to all the friends who are running or riding bikes, or walking. We get a lot of thumbs up! We are all trying to be tough and swallow our emotions- we're doing pretty good, most of the time! Kaylee has many mixed emotions: excited, nervous, scared, sad to say goodbye, anxious, happy, tired, sick to her stomach (hasn't eaten a good meal since Monday morning), and filled with the Spirit!
We stopped in Springville to eat breakfast at Ihop. Kaylee tried to eat and managed to eat two grapes and one melon. It must be her Pre- mission diet before she enters the MTC. (Her stomach cannot handle eating right now.)
After eating, we enjoyed a visit at the Beautiful Provo Temple, across the street from the MTC. We took some pictures for memory and for putting off what we know is going to be the hardest time ever- time to say goodbye! We knew we needed to "rip the band aid off fast!". It isn't like we haven't been saying goodbye for the last month or so- but it's still way hard!!!!
With all our guts and energy, we placed ourselves in the car to drive across the street. Funny how we want to make the short drive AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.