Corinne adding her photo to the missionary board in the Stake Center. We now have 13 missionaries from our ward!
We all went home and cried (except the boys, who aren't quite as emotional as the rest of us.). Little Gabriella said, with tears rolling down her cheeks, "So Corinne's not going to be here for my birthday? And who is going to jump on the tramp with me all summer? Corinne is my best friend!"
But the next morning the tears were gone and there was an excitement in the air. You should have seen Corinne in her missionary attire with a huge smile on her face and eyes sparkling, ready to conquer the world, or at least the part of the world around Eugene, Oregon! I felt like Hannah, offering my child to the Lord. I know that He will take good care of her while she is doing his work...We sure love this girl and although we will miss her terribly, we are so excited for her and the great adventure she will have for the next 18 months of her life!