Well I am very exited for my parents. The just received their mission call to Tokyo, Japan! So neat. When I told my kids, Miles was super excited because he had just been reading a book based in Tokyo. He asked, "I wonder if Grandma and Grandpa know what konichiwa means?" They do. And he does. He then asked about another word, one I didn't know, and I told him he can talk to Grandma and Grandpa later. :)
But how neat for my folks. They will most likely be serving in the mission office. My parents lived in Iwakuni, Japan many moons ago; so they are a little familiar with Japan. While the thought of them being away from us for 18 months does totally make me sad, I'm so glad they are doing this.