Thursday, September 25, 2014

Safe arrival - Sept 25, 2014 1:16 p.m. MDT (8:16 p.m. GMT)


I am here safe. My flight out of London got delayed a bit so I didn't arrive until about 40 minutes ago. I've already met up with the Elders that Carson knew when they got their calls the same time as me.​ 

I don't have too long to email and I don't want to start feeling homesick. I love you very much and miss you very much too. 

I couldn't stop noticing things I wanted to talk to you about but I would stop myself, knowing that it would be [a] bit before I actually could.

I already feel the difference that comes with the calling of a missionary and I feel more ready than I ever have before to do the work I must do while I am here. Even though it was a very long day it went by quickly and I know that I will be home soon enough.

I love you lots! I will be able to email again on Wednesday because that is our P-day at least for now.

Elder Draney

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

He's on his way...

As I write this, Jacob is likely finding something to eat in the Salt Lake airport. In about an hour, he'll board a British Airways flight to London, and from there--sometime tomorrow-- he'll go on to Manchester and the England MTC in Preston.

This little house seems pretty empty, even with the remaining rambunctious four. It's exactly where we want him to be, but (as so many before us have said) it's very hard to see him go.

As he hugged his mother for the last time he said, "I'm ready now. I'm ready."