Wednesday, February 6, 2013

We love you, Elder Allred!

My heart was overcome with so much emotion as we waited our turn to enter MTC grounds. The place was swarming with sharp-looking young men and women, and a sudden feeling of love and appreciation started to fill me up. My little brother was about to dedicate two whole years of his life to the Lord, and that sacrifice suddenly started to make so much more sense as we drove in. I can't even begin to describe how proud I am of him.
We dropped him off at 12:30.
He was so excited.
Everywhere I looked there was a smile and I felt like we were in heaven. You could just feel everyone's love for the gospel.
And having that feeling made it a little easier to let him go.

Elder Allred, you are going to do great things. We love you so much!


  1. Such a sweet post Emma! And sweet pictures!! You're a good big sister :)

  2. Ahhh, all these posts are making me so happy. I love every last one of these pictures, and your sweet words just top it all off. I'll be visiting every day until you post again. :) Love you... love your Elder Allred... love Mom. We are some pretty lucky girls.

  3. So sweet! He seems like he will be a great missionary! And you are such a good big sister! :)

  4. thanks for this post Emily. I miss that boy!