Mission !Collin got his mission call. He has been called to serve in the Seattle, Washington mission. He leaves for the MTC July 17 2013.
When Collin opened his letter and I read Seattle WA., my first thought was of my belated mother Margaret. My mother so loved the Seattle WA. area. My dad tried for years to get a job there unsuccessfully. I spent a few fond family vacations to Seattle as a kid. My thoughts again turned to my mom, well mom in my heart I said you never got to live there and you were so drawn to Seattle guess you had a hand in sending your grandson there from beyond the veil. As these thoughts quickly crossed my mind I really felt my mom that evening confirming what I thought and she was there in our family room that day as Collin opened his call and read Seattle WA. I was so glad Collin was called to serve in the states. My mother was a very social loving person she helped many people come back to the fold with her pure unconditional Christ like love. Every ward she lived in the relief society always gave her the quote hard ones to visit teach. She had a way to about her that she literally loved them with friendship. She truly was a great member missionary. She could not go to Seattle in her life time as she was drawn so she sent her grandson to finish the work she felt left undone in Seattle. I was not ready for him to go foreign and to learn a new language thanks mom for putting that heavenly plug for your grandson and letting me know this is where the lord truly wants him to go.
Collin Graduated May 29th 2013. I think he had senioritis about 6 weeks before graduation he was just ready to be done. He is excited to leave for his up coming mission. We he returns in summer 2015 he will be attending Utah State University in Logan Utah fall Semester.