I have so much on my mind and heart and I feel like sometimes they both may just explode...sometimes because they feel and think happy and oft times just the opposite. Right now I feel like someone who is caught in the rush of life and watching it all happen in slow motion. I want to jump in and stop me from some things and then others I just want time to stop to relish in that sweet moment of life.
My Danny received his mission call, and to say that it was an emotional experience for me would be a huge understatement. We picked up his call letter from the post office because we had all our mail on hold due to our move...which is another story in itself. But, back to the topic at hand, Danny and I walked in together and asked to mail clerk to check our mail, he walked back with that infamous large white envelope. He handed it to me, and I in turn gave it to my handsome son grinning from ear to ear! Before we even reached the door to exit I was in tears, he sweetly hugged me and walked me back to the car w/ his arm around my shaking shoulders. I remember well the times when I comforted him as a child as he wept on that same shoulder. We waited for 54 1/2 hours before we opened it. We wanted Loni Anne, Pap, Lynn and Nate here and they all had plans to be here by Friday night. So we just waited till Saturday to open it. Check out the link below for the OPENING!
As you can see it was a fun and exciting moment that we shared with 57 of our closest family and friends. Danny aka Elder Nock is so excited to serve his mission in San Bernadino, California! I am excited to, it is just a wonderful feeling being a missionary mom.
With our Nock family in town and Loni Anne here we had a mini Nock reunion. It really wasn't a real Nock reunion because my brother in law Luke and nephew Sean were not there. Nevertheless, we had a great time, eating, beaching it and just laughing way too much! I am grateful for wonderful in-laws who always make me feel loved and special. It was so great having my Loni Anne here, we realized that this is probably the last time we will all be together until Danny returns so we took some family pictures.
Life is busy, wild, too fast and sometimes filled with too much drama but, I guess its mine and I have to live with it and make it the best ever. I am grateful for many blessings and for family and friends who make life worthwhile. Today at work as I listen to my co-workers sometimes sad and empty lives (meaning w/o the gospel and family) I'm so grateful for my trials, tribulations, blessings and gifts from God!