Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mothers Day Missionary Calls

We are looking forward to our call from our full time missionary daughter this weekend for Mother's Day.  I'm assuming my wife will allow the rest of us to participate in the call (though it occurs to me I haven't asked her; I suppose I should.)

I don't remember calling home for Mother's Day from my mission in the late 1970's.  Of course I was in Germany, so a call home was not cheap, and my parents were not in the US for Mother's Day (they were living in Africa where my dad was on a work assignment), but I don't even remember there being a discussion of whether it could happen or not. 

My brother, who served his mission 7 years before me, sent my mother roses on Mother's Day.  He had called our local florist in our home town to order the flowers rather than using FTD.

Still, we're thrilled to have a chance to hear our missionary daughter's voice (and to see her, too -- I guess we'll be Skyping for half of the hour we're allotted for the call).

We assume she'll be as prepared as the elders at this link.

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. We're looking forward to our son's call. It means that there will be only one more call until he comes home. Last Mothers Day call we all wanted time with our Missionary, my wife was a little tiffed about not getting the lions care. We'll be more careful this time. By the way we need to ask the Brethren about Fathers Day calls.

    1. Anon, I fear that Father's Day calls might put a little to much strain on the "equal partners" clause... ;-)