MISSION COMPLETE!! (or Mike Charlie!)

Today was a day filled with emotions--all sorts of them!  We were so excited and overjoyed to be able to see Megan again, but realize at the same time that it is a very bitter sweet time for her!  We know that she worked with all her heart, might, mind and strength on her mission and gave it her all.  We also know that Heavenly Father is very happy with her completed efforts and sacrifice! And we are too!  What a joy it has been to "share" her mission with her and be involved from Arizona in all the miracles, experiences and growth that Megan experienced!  It is a little sad that we don't have a missionary out from our family anymore.  We received countless blessings for the sacrifices both she and we made together to have her out on her mission.  We are so grateful for the known and unknown blessings that we received.  I tried to keep a list of even the tender mercies that were given to us just because I really wanted to be aware of all the ways that Heavenly Father would bless our family.  And He did!  Tremendously!  What a sweet experience!  There is even joy to be felt in the sadness of it being over because of her sincere effort!  It is a very tender time for Megan and our family right now. We are looking forward to a sweet relationship with her this next few months before she heads back to BYU! Oh, and Allyson Andersen and Jamie Livingstone came to the airport and took all of these AMAZING pictures!  They captured the emotion of the day so well.  What sweet friends I have!  I am grateful for them too!  The following pictures truly tell an emotional story!  After the airport we went to lunch at Olive Garden because we were all STARVED!  It tasted so good and it was so fun to enjoy a meal all together again!  After that, we went over to Grandma's house and enjoyed a little over an hour visit with her!  THEN, it was time for Megan to go see Pres. Hinton to be officially released from her mission.  That was super hard for her, I know!  I totally remember not wanting to take that tag off!  We finally made it home and enjoyed a quiet evening together!  It's good to have her back home!  What a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
















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