So-This is my Brother ElderRyan Wade Forsyth. He is currently serving in the Antananarivo Madagascar Mission....holy crap...I still can't believe he lives there! and NO...I still haven't seen the movie. I have been thinking about him a lot this week and wanted him to know that I love him. I was VERY VERY VERY emotional after he left. I remember flying to Utah (after not seeing him in months already) attending his farewell then rushing out of the house the next morning at 7 A.M. for a flight back to Omaha. (The man sitting next to us on the airplane that morning thought that somebody had died or that Jarom should QUICKLY administer some kind of sedative to put me out of my misery....I was crying so loud it was humiliating!) but that is a whole different story...
... I rembemer quickly waking him up, hugging him, and saying " Meet you back here...right here...in 2 years, deal?" It was so sad....mainly because my family went from being all together...to being at every end of the earth. Not quite...but it sure felt like it:) I moved to Omaha, Ryan to Madagascar, Kayla to provo...and Stephen was left to pick up whatever pieces were left of my mom after all of her kids fled the nest so quickly! It was so hard for us at first to be so apart...we are a very close family and had never done it before! I am happy to report we survived...and have made the most of it. We actually have LOVED our experiences and grown tremendously.
It has been such a fun thing to experience this "mission" with Ryan. When he left we had exactly 2 years left here in Omaha...and that is when and precisely WHY we made the pact to meet eachother....be back together as a family... like we belong....in 2 years.
The time is so quickly approaching... I have been thinking about how great it will be to be reunited!!! There have been times in the last two years that we have become so submerged in our lives that months would fly by without a tear or a day of "homesickness".
....but I still have the dreams where Ryan walks into my Kitchen. Or even better...he gets to meet my little Jaxson. Those are the days and moments that are so CLOSE I can almost taste it:) I found out this week that Ryan will Fly Home on the morning of June 5th! Jarom, Me and Jaxson will "come home" on May 12th. Talk about some perfect timing!!! All I can says is...."We did it Ry! I can't believe it went so quickly and I am so excited to see you. We have gone through this "being away from home" together and shared many letters full of "hopes" and "plans" for when we both come home again. I know it will be everything we expect...and I can't wait to catch up!"
oh ya...and I can't wait for Lake Powell too...it is much better with you there:)
~I LOVE YOU~