Thursday, November 13, 2008

Return with Honor

Ok, cheesy title but so true. Troy's niece Stephanie returned home last night after serving as a missionary on Temple Square for the past 18 months. She is such a wonderful person- we are all so thrilled to have her back home.

Here are the signs we made. Yes, we know they aren't in order. Everyone is holding their own sign and all the little kids happened to have made the welcome part. Plus, it isn't an easy task to get 23 people turned around at the last minute. We took up most of the walkway and attracted a lot of attention. One person even wondered if a nun was coming home.

It was a joyous reunion with lots of happy tears.

Even Genna burst into tears after giving Stephanie a hug. She didn't quite know why she was crying, but that was ok, we understood.


Lorilee said...

It's amazing how strong the spirit is. The pictures brought tears to my eyes. So glad that she is home safe!

Carin said...

What a great chance for your kids to feel the spirit.

Andrea said...

ahhh.. even I'm crying. Nothing like a missionary coming home. Love the signs.

Anonymous said...

It was a really fun night! Thanks for letting me be apart of it! :)

katies said...

Yeah Stephanie!! She gave us a tour of temple square when we took Chris to the MTC in March. She is such a GOOD Missionary!