Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcom Home Elder Buck!

Bryce's cousin Chance just returned home last night from his mission. I have never experienced the return of a missionary before. I do have to say though, Chance did it in style! His flight was supposed to land at 10:38. Well, I rode to Moses with Rick, Grandma Cox and Aunt Deby. We got to the airport right around 10. When we walked in the doors, there was no one there(OK there were some strangers, but no family). A plane had just landed several minutes prior to us arriving at the airport. So, by the time we walked into the terminal the passengers were getting off the plane. We were hoping that that wasn't Chance's plane since no one was there yet. But, sure enough I saw someone with a suit on. So, when we were able to see the person with the suit on, it was indeed Chance. Even though, his parents weren't there or his siblings, he looked so happy. After, he hugged all of us, we called his mom. Aunt Sharon thought I was calling again wanting to know what time I was supposed to be at the airport. Little did she know that it was Chance! So, after waiting for a few minutes, we saw several cars pull up and park. The next thing I saw was Haley and Kylee running towards the doors. It was so awesome to witness these sisters being reunited with their brother after 2 years. Of course, nothing compared to Chance reuniting with his parents. You could feel the love in the room. Anyways, more and more of the family showed up and by the time Chance's plane should have landed, everyone was there. It was such an incredible experience and I am so glad that I went. I know how very proud we all are of Chance and the work that he has done for our Heavenly Father. I can't wait to see all the great things that future holds for Chance. We have missed you and are so glad that you are home!! Welcome back Chance!


Heatherlyn said...

I was in college when each of my 3 younger brothers returned from their missions. I don't remember going to the farewells OR being there for the homecomings!!!! It sounds wonderful though!

Jeff and Jen said...

Thanks so much for posting that! I've been on pins and needles waiting for someone to post, though I am sure they are all too busy being together. Sounds like the homecoming will be such a sweet memory for everyone.

kY said...

YAY!!! It was a bummer we weren't there to see him as he got off- but its soooo great to have him home. I had to peak in on him this morning before I left to work just to make sure he really was there-ahhh I love my brother!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is a sweet photo, so glad you where able to capture such a moment....have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*