He is finally home!!! Alec came home from his mission today and we can’t stop hugging him. It took a 6 1/2 hour bus ride from the coast to Medellin and a 1 hour flight from Medellin to Bogota to start with. They had a 16 hour layover in Bogota and were super blessed to be able to go to the temple and attend a session and grab some food. After it was a red eye to New York but his plane got delayed 2 hours and it took 2 hours to go through customs. With only a 1 1/2 hour connection to start with it was a given he was going to miss his next flight. Instead of arriving at 10:30 am we had to wait until 3 that afternoon to see his cute face but it was worth it. Most of his cute cousins came and made posters to welcome him home. There was lots of hugs and kisses and excitement al around but we did not get a lot of time to visit. The MTC in Provo had called the night before and asked if we could bring Alec straight down from the airport to visit his sister who was struggling with homesickness. When we told him the plan he was more than happy to do it. Sister Lydia Meyers needed him and he was really excited he would see her so soon. He was able to spend two hours helping her come up with coping strategies, read her blessing and scriptures together and even give her a blessing. Since she was so homesick they even let us as parents be part of the visit too. It was sad when we all had to say goodbye to her again but I think having her big brother there really helped.
The next day the family all came down again to have dinner at Alec’s choice, In-N-Out Burger. After they all came over to our house to open his luggage, see the toys he brought home and hear his stories of serving. It’s so exciting to have him home! Now all he needs to do is have his homecoming report on March 8th and he will be done with being an official missionary.
Visiting His Little Sister in the MTC