When we first started telling our friends and family that we were going to serve a mission people kept asking "aren't you going to miss your kids?" and of course, the answer was yes. But Bruce and I both were sure that we were being "called" to serve the Lord at this time in our lives. So we made the very difficult decision to leave everyone we love behind for 2 years and go where the Lord wanted us to go. As the days got closer to our departure date we both felt the tugs at our heartstrings each time we spent time with our children, our grandchildren, our siblings, and my mother. When we were asked "how can you leave your family?" my answer was "how can we not". Bruce and I both know that our lives have been blessed. We have had a wonderful rich life together. It hasn't always been easy but the Lord has blessed us with everything we have needed to deal with the challenges we have faced. We see the Lords hand in our lives and know it is from him that all our blessings come. We both know without a doubt that the Lord needs us in Ukraine right now and he will bless the lives of our family as we serve him here in Ukraine. We love our children and grandchildren very much just as we love our friends dearly. We are grateful for all of you who support us with your prayers and letters as we are away.
March 2, 2008
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Sometimes we forget what divine gifts we have been given. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints