We've been waiting on pins and needles every day since Sunday for the mail to arrive. Thank goodness the mail is normally here between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. Monday it didn't come till 4 p.m. Yesterday I personally gave up hope when it didn't come, and had settled on the fact that it would come sometime next week.
Lo and behold, today at 10:55 a.m. Joshua's mission call arrived via U.S. Postal Service. The postman knocked on the door and gave it to him personally. Of course, we immediately called Jeff to ask him to come home for the opening. You see, we asked him how he wanted to handle the opening of his call. At first he was adamant that he could wait to open it once he had it in his hands. Since submitting the papers every couple of days he has changed his mind on the matter going from "everyone should be here," to, "I can't wait--only my immediate family." Only yesterday Josh informed us that he was not going to wait for people to gather for the opening of the letter. So today we were prepared for Jeff to leave work immediately to come home.
I am happy to annouce that he changed his mind yet again, and has decided to wait for his friends and relatives to gather for this exciting moment. Joshua will be opening his call at approximately 9 p.m. MST. I don't think it will actually happen until closer to 9:30 p.m. since he is scheduled to work until then, but he thinks his boss will let him off early.
If you would like to be here for this joyous occassion we would love to have you here. Anyone not able to attend please check back here around 10 p.m. I will post the details of the call--a.k.a. the location and date of departure-- then. Thanks for all your support of the years.