This morning Simon, Flynn and I went to the Devonport Airport to see our nephew Allister off on his mission to Brazil. On the last day of the school holidays, we went to visit Simon's brother Dion and his wife Kay and the kids to say goodbye to Allister and have a nice lunch with them. It was lovely to relax and chat and spend time together before Allister left.
the Triffitts minus Josh who is on his mission in New Zealand.
This is the third time, I have seen a family member off on their mission, after Josh left for New Zealand and Jakob left for Japan. It is such a time of mixed emotions as you think about how proud you are of them and their parents but sad as you know they are gone for two years and will be missed so much.
It is hard to watch my nephews say goodbye to their family and see how much they will miss them but it is also beautiful to see the love between them all.
Hardest of all I think is seeing Kay (Mum) say goodbye as I know how strong the bond and love is between a mother and her son and although I will be really sad and miss them like crazy for two years, I really hope my three sons choose to follow in the footsteps of their cousins.
Goodbye Allister. We can't wait to hear about your amazing experiences in Brazil. We know that you are going to have the time of your life.