A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of witnessing such a moment when a local young man returned home honorably from his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After two years of service, his family eagerly waited in the terminal of the airport here in College Station, Texas. I can count on just one hand the moments when I have literally felt the anticipation of the moment coursing through my soul, and I can honestly say this was one of those moments.
The Hinckley family stood around the terminal doors as the passengers started filing past. Everyone we could see walking up the passageway was too short or casually dressed to be an LDS missionary. The anticipation was building ... where was he?