A few weeks ago I was able to meet up with Sara's companion, Sister Crosby's Mom (got that??) It was great to have that connection with our daughters. They are wonderful and doing great things!! We love their example and their willingness to give up part of their young adult life to serve. And, we loved sharing that we both have 2 kids serving at the same time. Her son just left this week. It's a difficult time as a parent to lose so much contact with your child. However, you feel the Lords love as they learn to serve even though you miss them terribly!
As Sara's return approaches it is such a flood of emotion!! I remember a year ago, Cindy Balmforth (Sara's first companions Mom) was emailing me with encouragement as her daughter Katee was about to return home. She also had a son serving at the same time. The connections that we have as Mother's binds us to each other, our kids and the gospel. The Lord blesses us in so many little ways! At the time I remember thinking, Sara will never make it home. Well, it's here and it's going to be a great reunion!
Sister Sara Chronister is coming home May 29th. She will deliver her Homecoming address on June 9th at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 6150 E. Fairmount Drive, Tucson, AZ.
If you're planning to come and/or need more information, please be in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all the support you have given me and my daughter! Michelle Ballantyne