Saturday, February 7, 2009

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

Clifton Fadiman
US author, editor, & radio host (1904 - 1999)

Here, one particular young man is watching the mailbox for a large white envelope which will chart the course of his life for the next two years. Actually, he is TRYING not to think about it lest his head burst.

Last night, the Bishop called Andrew and told him that his call (to serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) should arrive any day now. Andrew could hardly hold still all evening for the excitment and a certain amount of nervousness.

When the envelope comes, Andrew may wish to open it privately. Whether he opens it alone or with family, we need to arrange the get-together. Our first thought was dinner Sunday the 15th, but what if the envelope comes Monday (or possibly even today - probably not), but maybe Monday?!

If it comes today or Monday, I think Andrew will start calling people to check their availability for tomorrow or Monday.

Where will he go?
When will he go?

Will I be able to drive him to the Missionary Training Center?

We can only wait and see.

1 comment:

  1. Whether he opens it alone or not, before he reads it we have to make our guesses like we did with Miriam!!!