you know, all of this missionary stuff gets me thinking about tanner. (i know, shocking right?) but this is different. he turned in his papers this past tuesday, i am writing my other friends, and now chris just got his call. it makes the selfishness in me hurt just a little bit. especially where tanner is concerned because, well because i love him so much. and letting him go will be the hardest thing i feel like i will ever do emotionally up to this point. at the same time though, i know that letting him go is the greatest decision both he and i will make. these missionaries give up two years of their lives to preach salvation to those all over the world who need to hear it. what greater calling could they serve? so, as hard as it will be to let him go for two years, my better parts are pulsing with excitement. i am excited to let him live his dream. i am excited to watch him grow. i am excited to learn more about who i am. i am excited to find out where he is going. i am excited to get letters. i am excited to discover just exactly what he and the Lord are capable of when they work hand in hand. i am excited for all of those people that he will convert and bless. in fact, i am excited for all of "my boys". the ones who have left, and the ones who still will. i am so blessed to have been given such great guys in my life. they are so unselfish and they love the lord so much. i am so grateful for them, and wish them all the luck in the world over the course of the next two years.