Note From Ryan's Mom:
It was a wonderful surprise on Thanksgiving evening to receive this email and the above photos from the family that invited Elder Carreon and the other missionaries over for Thanksgiving dinner. It was especially thoughtful because I was missing Ryan and I'm sure the thousands of families of all the missionaries worldwide felt the same bittersweet feelings of pride and joy mixed in with the pain of separation. I very much appreciate the Kimmel family's wonderful gesture to take photos of the missionaries and then email their families.
Well, I just wanted to say that it was a delight to have your boys over for dinner. They gave us a really great spiritual thought about gratitude- you should ask them to share the story they told. They were a great BIG help with dishes.
Thank you so much for all your sacrifice! We appreciate all these guys do in this area.
-The Kimmel Family