Hey...I remember this place!! I'll have to visit my own blog more frequently.
Luke received his mission call last month. He has been so excited to serve and has attended mission prep for more than 4 years regularly.
It was quite the ordeal getting him ready to turn in his papers. The doctors, the shots, and the wisdom teeth! (He actually had to have 8.5 teeth removed. He had so many extra teeth that had to come out. That left his mouth numb for months--even now he has loss of feeling in his jaw. But at least he now has a normal amount of teeth in his mouth)
The day that he received his call was one I don't think I'll ever forget. It was like he was stalking the mail man. As soon as he drove away, Luke was running down the hill to the mail box. Then we hear a "IT CAME!" and he comes running back up the hill to the house. After much dancing and jubilation, I was able to get a picture of him. I don't think he let it out of his sight for the rest of the day.
What I love about his call to Cincinnati, besides it being stateside, is that he is serving the same people that Cory served on his mission to Indiana. The mission boundaries were reorganized a few years ago and now half of Indiana is in an Ohio mission.
Luke is so excited and busy preparing. He is saving money and anxiously counting down the days that he can go to the MTC. I love that he is excited and worthy to go. Makes my mama heart swell!