I have this keyring that only comes out during certain periods of time. When my oldest Son left on the plane to fly a couple of thousand miles away to serve his mission, I used this keyring until he came home safely.
When my middle son flew a few thousand more miles away from home to serve his mission, I pulled it out again and used it until he came safely home.
Now, I have had this keyring back in service for the past 15 months. It will remain in place until my youngest son returns safely home.
With my daughters now married, I got to thinking.....when or how would I ever use this again. I decided that I am married to a really big kid....so I could use it again when we went on our mission.
With all kidding aside, I love having this simple reminder that I am a Missionary Mom, and am so humbled to be one. It reminds me to be grateful for yet another wonderful son who chose to serve the Lord in his vineyard for 2 years.
Friends find this little reminder to be a great idea, and have asked where I got it. Sadly, I got it in South Carolina a long time ago. But, I point out that it would be simple enough to make one on your own that is similar to it.
Just my "Missionary Mom" moment for the day!