Ok, a mother loses all pride when it comes to her kids! I definitely felt that Gavin needed a proper freeway send off from the MTC so I was pretty disappointed after waiting for an hour (in the rain...this pic doesn't do it justice because the sun was out) enduring glares and honks from all the other motorists on the busy freeway that day, and not being able to see his bus! I had my camera in hand, my foot uncomfortably placed on the horn and began honking at anything that even resembled an MTC bus! I think I gave all the rest home transport people quite a thrill. Anyway, it was a bit embarrassing to find out that the office people nearby were getting quite a chuckle out of me, thinking that Gavin's poster was that of "Obama". No, I wasn't protesting...just being a tearful, very proud mom saying good bye to her son for two years! How disappointing to go through all the effort, soaking wet and muddy only to find out that his bus was very late. The bus was apparently too small for all of the missionaries so when they got a bigger bus, the driver didn't have the proper license to drive it. Gavin barely made it to the airport in time to give us a quick call. While waiting though, I couldn't help but think of all the missionaries throughout the world, cute little soldiers trying to do their part in fighting for truth and righteousness! There is no place better for Gavin to be right now! And yes...I am proud and thankful that he was willing and ready to go!