Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Welcome Home

We had the opportunity to go to the airport this evening and help welcome our friend, Elder Jordan Franks home from his mission. He served a two year mission for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Two whole years...that is a long time! That is a long time to be away from your family, your home and your friends. His family has been counting down the days and today was the LONG awaited day. After a few delays due to weather and planes, he FINALLY arrived at the Sacramento airport. There were lots of cheers and tears as he came down that escalator.

The Welcome Home committee!

Anxious and proud parents waiting for their boy.

 Here he comes! The first glimpse of Elder Franks!

Reuniting with his family! 

My boys have talked a lot about seeing/meeting Jordan at the airport. They have prayed for him every night while he was away... hoping he was safe, having a great time and most of all, having a successful mission. It was fun to be there when Jordan arrived. So much happiness and joy. John and I are very thankful for Jordan and his example of service, his willingness to serve a mission for our Heavenly Father. To take two years out of your life at the age of 19  to serve the Lord speaks volumes about ones character.  Jordan is just an all around great young man. He has always been so kind to my boys and they really look up to him...all 6 feet 7 inches of him :-). He always takes the time to chat with them about their current sporting adventures. Again, he is just a nice, nice young man. Jan and Mike should be very proud of the son they raised.

                                             Welcome Home, Jordan! Welcome Home!