Today Elder Hagen left on what may be the hardest, and yet perhaps the best 2 years of his life. It was difficult saying goodbye. Lots of tears were and are being shed, but Grant was excited to go. He knows where he is going and he knows why. He was ready.
Here on this blog is the place we hope to post all we can about him; letters, pictures, current address. He asked me tell everyone just before he left that he would love to have a letter from anyone and everyone. (Thank-you Izzy for having 4 ready to go already)
So here it begins. Hopefully I (Grant’s Mom) can figure out this whole blog-o-sphere thing. You may need to be patient in the beginning as I get the hang of it. But I will get the hang of it because this makes me feel useful. It helps me feel connected to my oldest son, who I’ll only get to talk with twice a year (but hopefully have an email from every week). This is a connection with him that I didn’t realize I needed until today, as I watched him walk up stairs, through airport security, and disappear. Hopefully we will move quickly through this beginning and get to the end. I guess only time will tell.