23 April 2010

My little Andrewton

Almost three years ago I wrote this post about Eric's little brother and how much I've enjoyed watching him grow up. At the time I had known him about three years. Now I've known him closer to six. He seriously is one of my favorite people on the entire planet. I feel more closely connected to him as a sibling than I do any of my other sibling-in-laws (which mainly has to do with how much time I've spent with him and the fact that I have lived in the same house as him on three occasions now.) Don't get me wrong. I like all of my sibling-in-laws, but I just have an extra connection to Andrewton.

Andrew got his mission call on Wednesday night. It's kind of funny, because I've been saying to Eric for a couple of years now things like, "Holy cow! Andrewton is 17. He'll be going on a mission in TWO YEARS!" and "Wow! Andrew's 18. He'll be getting his mission call around this time next year." And then for the past few months, "Soon Andrew will go on a mission, like, for real!" So even though I've had years to prepare, I don't think I really understood how exciting Wednesday would be.

He was called to the Ghana Accra mission and reports to the Ghana MTC on August 13. He is very excited, and the rest of us are excited for him!


Jenny said...

OH! VERY exciting. You will miss your little Andrewton. *sniff*

Gabi said...

Congrats to Andrewton! I'm guessing that's a pet name?