Monday, April 26, 2010

Dear Patrick..

This weekend I had to say goodbye to one of my very favorite people, Patrick. I cried.
(Chris says goodbye in 2 weeks, but I'll be out of town)
Patrick will soon be Elder Spiker, serving in Argentina. He goes into the MTC on May 12th.
On Sunday Patrick gave his farewell talk in church, which was excellent. It was hard to picture him as a missionary until that moment, and it just sunk it and felt so much more real watching him up on the stand.
Patrick has a special place in my heart. Being the youngest I've never known what it was like having younger siblings--Patrick & Luke have both been sort of my "adopted" younger brothers, and I love it. Patrick has this charm about him, that is so endearing and makes you want him around all of the time. I am sure this trait will helpful on his mission. Chris admires Pat and has a lot of confidence in him, he always tells me how smart & talented Patrick is--he is a proud big brother. We love having Patrick around.
He is a good boy.
(I am sad I left my camera in OC and didn't take any pics from this weekend. :( )

We are so proud of Patrick's decision to serve the Lord, and know he will be an incredible missionary.
See you in 2years Pat! We miss you already!


Jeni said... crap, when I read that first line about saying goodbye and crying that he was gone I thought you were saying he'd DIED! I almost had a conniption!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEW!

Anyway, how wonderful (and what a relief) to learn that he is serving a totally different mission for Heavenly Father than I originally thought.

Congrats Spiker family for having such an awesome, handsome, little missionary.

Audrey {+} John said...

That's awesome! I love missionaries! Thats where my dad served! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog! : )

Adam & Samantha said...

I can't believe Patrick is already going on a mission! He will be excellent, he is such a fun kid with tons of charm and personality. It is always so hard to say bye, but it really goes by fast! My brother's been out almost a year!

Brittany and Johnse said...

ahhh saying goodbye is so hard to due! but it's for a great reason! AND on another note I am very excited that you are coming out to Utah. I will for sure see you at the Beehive bazaar :)

Trevor and Shelby said...

You're right, Pat is going to be a wonderful missionary... great to see you guys as always!

Spiker said...

Ah more tears... the nest week and a half are going to be hard!!!