To the Missionaries


I watch you, and I notice
the way you stand so tall,
the way you hold your head up high—
you’re not afraid at all!
The scriptures always in your hand—
you stand out from the rest.
And no matter what the weather is,
you’re in your Sunday best.
At Christmastime, you miss your home;
you cling to every letter.
I know you love your family,
but you love the Savior better.
From watching you, when I am big,
I know what I will do. …
I want to serve a mission,
for I love the Savior too!

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki