Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's Been Pouring Tears At Our House!

So with both girls sick they do nothing but cry, not that is different than anything that they normally do, but it's getting old.

Me... well I have been thinking a lot about my mom and dad...

Last week we got a visit from my parents and to make a very long amazing story short... They will be leaving for 3 years to serve a mission in the NAGOYA, JAPAN Mission. I'm so thrilled for them and can't wait to visit, but I have been crying at the drop of a hat all week. What will I do with out them for 3 years, all that they will miss. I know they are not dead but Japan is a long way away and where they won't be able to leave... see I'm crying again! I will just really miss them. I will miss having a place to go to get a way and feel like I can drop my stuff and be home away form home. I will also miss my little sisters so much... see here we go even more. Kat and Whit are so much fun and my buddies! I will miss them. Whit will be submitting mission papers for herself in Sept, she is able to go a year earlier than normal. Who will I call when my kids are sick in the middle of the night with croup? Or help me with my projects that I start and get in Way over my head. All of those little things that you do with a mom. Who will be my sounding ear and bring me back to reality or help me with talks or lessons, who will be the one to listen without judging (and lets be honest it's me, a little crazy and out there) and then calmly express heartfelt feelings of comfort for what I'm feeling and then wise council like my dad.
I really am thrilled and I know that we will do skype and keep in touch and go visit them, but I'm still a little apprehensive about it. All that put aside. I know that they both will be amazing! They have prepared their whole lives for this and I know that like Elder Hales told my dad "Ever thing you have done, every call you have had, every client you have worked with have all been preparing you for this!" I know with all my heart that we will be taken care of and watched over and feel those real blessings. I have a deep and true testimony of that. I will just really miss them! I love you both!

14 comments:

katheryn bard said...

Lindsay I will be here after August. And we will have so much fun. And I will come up and we can play. and you can come down and swim at the condo pool(hopefully there is one, i'm told there is) we will have fun. :) I can't give you motherly advice...hence i'm not even married. But I will be here my sister! I love you!

Camille said...

wow! that is amazing for your family and your parents. you will survive, you are stronger than you think you are, and if you ever need anything, I am closer than your parents are right now!! ;)

The Wyler Family said...

wow! such incredible news, but i completely understand. that is exactly how i felt about my parents leaving and it's just two years. you'll be fine, though. you are amazing!!!

on a different note... i am going to be in utah march 22 - 26. i would love to see you. maybe we can meet at ikea or something. :)

Tender Mercies said...

lindsay! while i am super excited--those missionaries AND members have no idea what force of good is coming their way--i know how hard it will be to say goodbye. i still remember when my grandparents went to london--i thought my heart 10-year-old heart was going to break! i love you!

Kate Lorraine said...

That is so exciting! I am sure they will do great. That is the mission my second oldest sister served in, back in the day. You will do great. Sister P's (Joni) parents where mission presidents while she had her first baby. She was so sad too, but she was able to make it through. Just think, with the time difference, calling for questions in the middle of the night might be the best plan anyway. :) Best of luck to them and to you.

The Wyler Family said...

p.s. i'm sorry your kids are sick. no fun at all! good luck.

EJNielsen said...

It is very hard to have your parents so far away. But what blessings come from it! Although I cried a lot when my parents were serving I wouldn't have them be any other place. Congrats to your whole family!

Natalie said...

And now you've got me crying! Your parents will be (and are) amazing! They have been preparing for this! You dad... well amazing... and your mom... will be the best mission mom! It will certainly be hard. (I can't imagine not having my mom around.) But you WILL be blessed! Love you.

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy for your mom and dad - they will be AWESOME!! I understand how you feel - when my parents went to Nauvoo for 4 1/2 years, I went through the same emotions and cried a lot! But - it was such a great growing experience for all of us! You can call me anytime - day or night - or cry to me or ask advice, etc... I won't ever be as good as your mom, but I would be happy to be your sounding board! Tell them hello from me and let them know how happy I am for them!

Karen said...

My parents told me the other night...WOW!! You got me crying a little too. Your parents are awesome and the perfect people to have this wonderful opportunity and blessing! A little bittersweet to say goodbye for something this amazing. But hey, don't worry you have the whole BAIRD clan here with you...and cheering on your parents.
GO President and Sister Baird! We love you!

joanna said...

My dad told the other day too, and I could not wipe a smile off my face. It is soo AWESOME! They are PERFECT for the call, seriously your dad was made for this and your mom is like a mom to everyone, we are all sooo excited for them!! And yes, so sad to not have your mom around, no one can say things the way your mom says them, but we love you guys all so much and will be here for you! And they'll be home before you know it.

Addy* Sue said...

Linz-
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful cousin.
I love you so much.
You are such an amazing woman and you inspire me.
Happy Valentines.

Ryan and Whit said...

Three words Lindsay "you are amazing!"

Roxcy said...

I am sorry that your mom is going to be so far away, and at the same time I am so excited for your parents and your family and all the blessings that will come from them serving.

I know I live 12 hours away, but you can still email or call me if it's the wrong time of day to call your mom. : )