Missionary tradition, times 7

Cyndi Bird faithfully writes to four missionaries every week. She sends care packages in shoe boxes and thinks fondly of them in their absence.

But she's not a twitterpated Laurel. She's their mother.

Half of Cyndi and Randy Bird's eight children are simultaneously serving Mormon missions across the world and will be until October, when their son Matthew comes home from his mission in Dallas, Texas.

"We just didn't think that we would ever have them out at the same time," Cyndi said.

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