Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Elder Harris

I have to give a shout out to my brother Cole. I mean, Elder Harris! I am so proud of him! Cole is serving in the Bangkok, Thailand mission and has been out for almost 6 months. Its crazy how time can fly, but stand still at the same time. Cole nailed it on the head when he said "the days feel like weeks, and the weeks feel like days"

He is a good little missionary, and writes home every week. ( if he didn't Mom would still find a way to get the latest scoop!) His letters are the highlight of my week! I can't wait to hear about his crazy adventures. Whether its tracting on the dirt roads of Kalasin, visiting the Cobra Kingdom, or letting monkeys eat his ties.
The day he got his call the was bitter sweet. We were all SO excited for him, and proud of the the decision he made to serve, but it was hard to let him go. The day he got his call was a huge reality check! We finally knew where he was going, and when he was leaving. Lots of tears were shed that day.
Cole finds success in whatever he does. He is determined and driven and that has proven to be a good combination in the mission field. He has already baptized 3 people in a mission that has carried a 2 baptism average. He is learning the language and can communicate with the Thai people. He is such an example to me and I love him so much.

He has been gone for 6 months and everyone in the family is still finding these pictures on their camera. Every time he got a hold of one of our cameras - we were left this beautiful glamor shot! I love finding these pictures!

We love you Cole!! I can't wait to talk to you on Christmas - only 7 weeks bud!!


  1. I miss him so much it's ridiculous!!! Those pictures make me want to cry.

  2. That is where Kelly went on his mission and he loved it!! Its so fun to hear all of his stories! I hope it goes by fast for ya so you can see you brother, how exciting!

  3. He is such a cute boy and he is doing such a good job on his mission i can't wait to get to know him when he gets home! I love your fam!