I’d guessed, I’d hoped Hansie’s mission call might come on Stefan’s birthday. Somehow nothing seemed more fitting than opening Hansie’s mission call, while Stefan quietly turned 21 on the other side of the world. Although we couldn’t Skype, call, text or email Stefan, sharing the excitement of missionary work made it a glorious day. The mail arrived at 11:14 a.m. and I think the nervous excitement kept my heart rate at a steady 140 bpm all day long until Hansie opened it at 8 p.m.
I was so anxious all day long, but the moment he said where he was going all my fears washed away. I wondered why I ever doubted. Just in case you don’t already know his destination, I’ll let you enjoy the surprise in the video. We sent the video to Stefan lasts night and titled our emails: DON’T READ THIS UNTIL YOU’VE WATCHED THE VIDEO!
p.s. and if you didn’t have a happy week (or even if you did) you should go see “Cinderella.” Everyone in our family, from Mary to Erik to Ben to my teenage boys, loved it. Exact quote from Hans, “You were right mom. That was the perfect date movie.”