Thursday, December 2, 2010

"It's Hard to Say Goodbye . . . To the Ones You Love"

Carter always wanted to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since he was very young. He has prepared himself his whole life so he would be worthy and ready to go when the call came. He is excited and so happy to be a missionary. He loves the Lord, he loves the Gospel; and he's excited to serve and love the people in Paraguay. Carter going on a mission was something that seemed so far in the distance. Then it seemed I turned around one day; and it was Carter's time. He was now old enough to be a representative of Jesus Christ.

On November 17, 2010, Carter entered the MTC. Before he left that morning, his sister Emily, sang a song she had written for him "Carter's Song." They echo the feelings we have as a family.

Carter's Song. . .

It's hard to say goodbye to the ones that you love.

The ones that you grew up with your whole life-
But there comes a time, where you have to say . . .
Goodbye, while they serve.

I know that you are needed to spread the word.

To spread His message all around the world.

You are strong, you are bright,

You are doing what's right to do.

But, I know it's not goodbye, we'll see you soon-
But until then just know that we'll be thinking of you.
Heavenly Father please protect him and bless him too.
Brother, I love you.

- written by Emily
November 2010

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