We got a call on December 25th at 7am... Caller ID said Morristown New Jersey.... I answered
ELDER: " HI, This is Elder Marz...... (mom screams....)
MOM: screaming, hollering, giddy with delight... "It's Evan... it's Evan!!!!!!! woohoooooooo"
ELDER: "calling to confirm our appointment at 10:30 today?"
MOM: giggling and hardly able to contain my excitement.... "OF COURSE! ..."
The conversation went on for a min of two arranging the logistics or our FaceTime call later that day. Such an amazing highlight of our day.
I (mom) had prayed mightily that our call would be happy and full of joy. I had heard from so many how hard and sad the 1st call home is for the missionary and the family. I did not want there to be any sadness. I was afraid of that. I did not want that at all. I did not want him to cry, or us to cry. The Lord answered my/our prayers. It was wonderful, amazing, happy and not sad... and was not sad for him.
This is what Elder Marz said to me today in his email to me.
" It was sooooo much fun! I did not have a hard time about it at all! It was so much fun! It was so nice to hear and see everyone!.....Talking to everyone was such a pick-me-up or like a recharge. I can't really describe the feelings I felt but I just felt so good, so warm."
|Our call from Elder Marz perspective. Our immediate family and Tyler Weller and Mishawn Peacock per Evans request.|
|The "CALL" from our perspective at home. SO happy.|