Jackson took off this morning very early! As our family was getting his luggage checked a gentleman asked if he was a missionary leaving and wished him good luck and then hopped into the security line just in front of Jackson. Jackson and this man talked the whole wait through security.
J had a two hour lay over in Boise and then is being picked up in Salt Lake by a wonderful former missionary, Kent Heder, who served in Spokane about a year and a half ago. Heder will take Jackson to the MTC in Provo and drop him off. Heder already called me this morning to give me the, "He will think about his family every day" speech. Heder is a great guy!
For those of you who can't but want to envision what Jackson will be doing while at the MTC, this link will take you to an in depth, "day in the life" kind of news story done about the MTC and it is wonderful to be able to see what Jackson will be doing for the next three weeks. The link is http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=296&sid=14959815. I have watched it many times, but with renewed interest today knowing he will be there in about three hours.
What a great opportunity this is for Jackson! What a tremendous example he is setting for his siblings. We are going to miss him so much, but, without question, Jackson is where he needs to be.