Entering the MTC

Group hug
Group hug
Suitcases
Suitcases
Elder Lamb
Elder Lamb

Walking off to the MTC
Walking off to the MTC
Dad and Girls
Dad and Girls
Wednesday, February 6th was a day of many emotions: Joy; that Karly’s special day had arrived, and sadness; the last time to hug and kiss her for eighteen months.  Before we left Lissa’s house, Mark gave her a Father’s Blessing.  Tears fell like rain.

We left for Provo plenty early, stopped at In-N-Out for a burger and fries, then drove up around the MTC, BYU campus and the ProvoTemple.  We parked on a side street to get our final hugs and then at 12:29, we pulled out and drove into the ‘drop-off’ area of the MTC.  There were many cars in front of us, each delivering a newly called missionary.  Mark unloaded Karly’s bags onto the sidewalk.  Elder Lamb, her initial missionary host, greeted us and for a moment, thought he was getting a ‘twofer’ (Hayley and Karly).  When we explained that only Karly was going, he advised us to take a moment for a final hug, and we quickly complied.  Then she was on her way.

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