Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Joy Of A Missionary Homecoming

I am FINALLY getting around to posting pictures about Seth's homecoming. It's been fun to relive the memories. He arrived home ten days ago.
The table was set and ready.
The sign was up, and it was time
to head to the airport.
Waiting with Baby James
With Ian and James
James & James :)
And Jessa of course
Multitudes waiting for their missionaries too.
Try again ladies.
That's better.
Family time while waiting.
Nathan, Hannah, and James
My grandchildren!
Sweet Hannah
I realized there were other missionary moms waiting too.
Three moms of Georgia missionaries and one 
coming home from South Carolina.
Constantly watching
for the 1st glimpse!
There they are!
Oh welcome home Son.
Welcome home!
Jim's turn
He missed him.
Sarah's turn
and Ian's
and Elisa
and Jessa.
Seeing Baby James for the 1st time
Time to get the luggage
and say goodbye to a favorite fellow missionary.
But not before a family picture!
Getting to know Nathan again.
Talking to him all the way home.
Hanging on to his hand to welcome him
HOME!!
Sweet Home
Home where family is.
Home where he was so missed.
Home where his niece and nephews are.
Nice one Wade
 And Gregory
Dinner over so soon.
And time to say goodbye again.
On the way to see the stake president, he stopped by to see if Nels was home. He got home from his mission the day before. He happened to be in his driveway. The reunion was so great!
At 8:45 p.m., Seth met with our stake president for a final short meeting to get released. His two years of service had finally come to an end. Two years of giving his heart and soul to serve the Lord.

Welcome home Elder Freeman.
Now...for the rest of your life.
We love you.

Well done thou good and faithful servant.

4 comments:

  1. We are so happy that Seth is home safe and sound. Great job on your blog Liz. The open house was really fun and the pork sandwiches were delicious. Milt and I love your family!
    Pam Taylor

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