Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kyler becomes a Missionary

On Tuesday, February 12th, Kyler was set apart as a missionary.

We met with the Stake President at 7:00 pm.  It was very nice.  It was just our family, grandma and grandpa Berg and the Prince family.  President Wood had some very good advice for Kyler.  I particularly like the part where he asked Kyler to promise him that he would write home each week.  He said, that his mom would be checking every day for an email.  He also told Kyler not to get discouraged with the language and his companions.  He had a lot of nice things to say.

After, he was set apart we headed out to Steak n' Shake with the family.  

Putting on his official missionary badge

Mom and Kyler

Grandma and Grandpa Berg

Ryan, Michael and Tara Prince

All seven of us!

After dinner we headed home to start packing his bags.

Earlier in the day, he and Lexi said their good-byes.  They spent the morning running errands and getting a few last minute things.  Then they came back to the house and the three of us cried as we tried to pack, etc.  Soon it was time to say good-by.

She took with her some of his clothes and things to remember him. 

It was really hard.  I just cried and cried! :(

It was really hard for everyone and you could tell that Kyler was getting a little nervous.  
Less than 24 hours to go and we had so much to still do.  
I don't think any of us slept very well that night.

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