It was a crazy morning on Tuesday. I did not go to work, our flight was scheduled for 3:00 pm in Long Beach. We still had some things to take care of. Walmart at 8:30 am to buy toiletries that were not in hand yet, Borders for a particular journal, a few more white shirts and a pair of slacks. Home to finish packing and a wait for Dad to come home from work. Stop by the cleaners to pick up Cody's suit pants, buy lunch to eat on the way. We get on the 91 fwy, and about 10 minutes into our drive on the 91, in the Canyon....."Cody, did you get your suit coat from off the back of the chair in the family room?" "No, didn't you put it in the garment bag like you said you were going to ?" 'No, we decided not to bring the garment bag". NOW, what does an Elder do without a suit coat? No time to turn around and go home!!
Called the MTC on Wed. Morning, the young man who answered was a bit flumoxed by my question, and had to stammer out that it would be okay to not have a suit coat until Monday, "uh, um, uh, yeah, that will be fine".
Went to do a bit more shopping, and lunch at Cafe Rio. As we are about to go to the MTC, Elder Holmes announces that he Reeeeaally doesn't want to go without a suit coat. Sooooo, off to D.I. we went. I figured if anyone would have a suit coat, the DI in Provo certainly would.
I said a little prayer to find a black suit coat in a 46 Long. Well, prayers being answered, it was not a black one, but a brown one, that happened to be the same color as the slacks he was wearing. $10.00 later a "suit" is made until the real one can be delivered on Monday.
Our Brendon was with us the entire time, and it was great to stay with BJ and Steph, even if only for a night. Good Brother!
Mom and dad are happy for missionary #6 as he enters this new adventure.
Cody enters the MTC,
Mom gets to put his official name badge on with the "Celestial Dot" as they call it in the MTC
We love our son, and know that his love will bring great success as he grows under the Lord's tutelage. Go forth Elder Holmes!
For anyone who would like his address to write to Elder Holmes:
Elder Cody Holmes
MTC Mailbox #168
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604-1793