And she’s off!

Following in the footsteps of her big brother, today Kyra left for her mission. She’ll start in Utah at the Missionary Training Center, and in two weeks she’ll head over to Bakersfield, California where she’ll serve for a year and a half.

She had a morning flight and the airport was surprisingly un-crowded, so we breezed through everything and were even allowed to accompany her to the gate! (You have to ask nicely.)

The long goodbye hug for mom:

(Actually, it wasn’t nearly as long as I’d expected, and there weren’t any tears.)

And away she goes!

We’ll see her again around April 2019. Godspeed, Sister Schroeder.