And so Sparrow became Elder Sparrow, if only for a few minutes.
We enlarged two of these pictures to hang in his room. I guess it could seem weird and sacrilegious that we let Sparrow dress like a real missionary (complete with authentic nametag action!) but really, I can't think of anyone I'd rather have him emulate than his uncle Daniel, uncle Tony, and these wonderful, brave ambassadors of Jesus Christ that serve around the world.
I miss my brothers, but I am so grateful to them for being amazing role models for my son.
Psst! As a side note, if you're interested in reading about a missionary's life, I keep blogs for both of my brothers. They are updated weekly and just contain the emails they send home each week. Elder Reeder is serving in Australia and Elder Trevino is serving in Paraguay.