Friday, November 21, 2008
The Graft Clan has produced its first Missionary. My nephew Chris Allen just entered the MTC on Wednesday. He is my sister Kim's oldest and only boy. I was 12 when he was born and I became an aunt for the first time. I have so many fond and funny moments about him and his childhood. The most fitting is when he was 1 and just started to walk. We dressed him up in a shirt and tie with my Dad's church shoes and scriptures and put a little Elder Sticker on his shirt. He looked so cute, and I have to admit that it makes me a little misty eyed to compare the grown man that he is now with the little imp in my memories. Not much has changed...he still has a quick smile, dimples, chubby cheeks, and looks good in a suit. I am going to miss him, but the people in Cleveland, Ohio will be blessed with his presence.