Lucas left for the MTC bright and early June 2. Who would have thought that the airport would be packed at 6 a.m. for a 7:30 departure?
Because it was so crazy busy, Lucas checked his bags in at the curb. Butch and I asked if we could get a pass to accompany Lucas to the gate and were both disappointed because it looked like the odds were slim to none as there was a hour long wait just to get to the counter for the request. It was then, when the Sky Cap who checked Lucas in, came and found us in the crowd of people. He led us over to the first class counter and spoke to an agent on our behalf. Before we knew it, we were through security and waiting with our son.
At the gate he saw two other missionaries that he would be traveling with on the same flight; Joe Udall and Cameron Clark.
I wish I had the Sky Cap's name to send a thank you note, give him a hug or something! - Butch and I are both very visual and it was very sweet to see our son walk through the door to his new life as a servant of the Lord. It was a tender mercy for both of us.