Sawyer entered the Provo MTC on Wednesday, June 19th. This was the day we'd been dreading, and anxiously awaiting all at the same time. We left early and stopped at The Cheesecake Factory for lunch on the way down. We got there an hour early and hung out across the street from the MTC, at the park by the Temple, before we dropped him off. This is where we had to take pictures and say our good byes, because when you pull up to the curb at the MTC, the other missionaries are there helping to get his bags out of the car, and whisk him away.
|Our handsome missionary ready to start his journey.|
|Sawyer and Bailey's final hug goodbye.|
|I can't even express in words how much I'm gonna miss this guy!|
|One last moment with his dad.|
|This was our last 30 seconds with him at the curb of the MTC.|
|As we drove off, Bailey was crying, but still managed to strap her 'replacement Sawyer' into his seat :)!|
We feel like the hard part is over. The anticipation of him leaving and saying good bye was killing us! Now we can sit back and watch the Lord work miracles in his life for the next two years. Good luck Elder Varvel! We love you and are so proud of you!