1 hour ago
This. the greatest lesson of #courage
and strength i have witnessed was yesterday, when this remarkable young man, orson, elder wilkins, best friend of my son colton since 1st grade, and my “bonus son” ever since—stepped on a plane to return to his #mission. this isn’t just any #missionary
story, however. (see #mystory
today for the full inspiration!)
both he and my colton left back in september to serve for 2 years, only to both end up having to come back home for a time, for personal reasons they each needed to work through. both of them have been rock stars in their diligence and progress and drive to go back and serve, and orson was finally ready to return to the mission field and given yesterday as his travel date. .
and he went—even though his mother just started on #hospice
this week for her battle with #cancer. .
watching this young man say goodbye to his mother for the last time and walk down to that plane—and watching his mother let him go—was the most heart-wrenching, and courageous, and inspiring thing i have ever witnessed. as his #bonusmom
i felt such pride for him and for his mother and father and their entire family. that a 19 year old young man can do this, because he loves the lord and desires to serve is just.... there are no words. .
i’m posting my pic with his mother, my dear friend minae, separately, because i want her beautiful spirit to be seen by all. watch for her picture, and go listen to my story about this. it will inspire you to never take one single moment, experience, person for granted. never. 💗
#thisishowwegrow #amotherslove #cancerwarrior #missionary #service #loveoneanother #motherhood #lds #lovegreatly