he left at nineteen years of age, like most do. he's been serving for nearly a year. isn't that crazy? though the time passes, i've always felt like missionaries don't age. i imagine every missionary in the field as permanently nineteen years old. but how weird is it that they actually do get older, and come home as twenty-one year olds? the weirdest. the boy who calls himself your missionary is twenty today. twenty years old!
so here's to you, darling, you in japan--right where you should be.