Friday, April 16, 2010

Farewell to Ray

On Wednesday, April 14th Boz's little brother Ray left on his mission where he will serve as a missionary for our church for 2 years in the Texas McAllen Mission, Spanish speaking. Wednesday morning he flew to Salt Lake City to report to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo where he'll be for the next 2 months. If you feel so inclined to send some encouragement his way is address there is:

Elder Ray Millar
mtc box 274
tx-mcal 0616
2005 N 900 E
Provo, Ut 84604

When I explained to Elyette that she'll be about 6 1/2 years old when Ray gets home, she realized how long it will be before she sees him again. At random she'll say "Mom, I'm going to miss Ray". She adores her uncle Ray and is very excited for him too. Jack also LOVES Ray and has been talking all week about him becoming a missionary and how he's going to be a missionary too! He's pretty excited himself.
We got to see Ray off at the airport and Jack ran after him for one last hug (and almost got grabbed by security when he started to take off running when he saw me coming to retrieve him). When ever we hear a plane Jack exclaims "That's Ray!".

We are so excited for you, Ray. Thank you for you wonderful example. We'll miss you. You're in our prayer! WE LOVE YOU!

-Boz, Maegan, Elyette, Jack, and Charlotte
(PROOF- Boz gave Ray a "real" hug)


brooke said...

Thanks for these pics. Fun to see pictures of that morning. It is great you guys could be there to see him off. So many crazy things going on in the Millar fam! We'll miss Ray for sure. That picture of Jack running makes me laugh. What a funny kid! Miss you guys.

Liz said...

Great pics! Ray had some great examples in his big brothers to follow! He will be a wonderful missionary! Love the last pic of Boz and Ray................ makes me cry!

Gian and Andrea said...

I remember the day I met Ray many many years ago. We were at someone's pool for a mutual activity and ray was in the hot tub (only he was just a little guy who got to tag along because mom was in charge) I kept asking his name and it kept sounding like "Wade"... and he kept getting frustrated...
come to think of it that might be just about the ONLY memory I have of him.