Thursday, April 29, 2010

Little Brother

Hey everyone, it's time to introduce you to my big little brother, Zach.
Say hello to Zach, Zig, Elder Hatch, or Little Brother (you can choose what to call him). He is currently serving a mission in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has about 6 months left, and I can't believe how quickly it's gone by! He is the first sibling in our family to serve a mission, and we are all so proud of him and the work he's doing.Zach has a way about him that just makes everyone want to be his friend. He is a gentle giant, and immediately puts people at ease. Ever since he was a little boy he has loved to talk to people. We'd be standing in line at the grocery store and little 5-year-old Zach would strike up a conversation with whoever was standing nearest to him. In fact, he used to talk so much that my mom would tell him, "Zach, my ears are tired of listening to you!"

I'm sure all of this friendliness has made him a great missionary, and I know that he has made a lot of friends, both with the other missionaries, and with the members and investigators. The Tongan wards that he's served in have adopted him as one of their own. His mission president even told him that if he peeled back his palagi skin, there would be a Tongan underneath.
I remember when Zach was younger he played ice hockey. He loved the sport, and he loved being part of a team. What he didn't love, however, was the locker room talk. He decided that his morals were more important than playing hockey. So, showing great integrity, he quit hockey and took up tennis. I like to tease him that he's so tall he could be a doubles team all on his own, just put a racket in each hand.

Zach's friends all love him, too. One of his mission brothers, Elder Eteaki, has even offered to bring all of his brothers from California to sing at Zach's "homecoming." Zach is the least judgmental person I know, and will love you despite any faults you may have.

In case you can't tell, I love my little brother, and look up to him so much (both physically and spiritually!).

Ofa lahi atu, Little Brother!



Terresa said...

Oh, I love little bros. I have 2, one is returning from govnt contract work in Iraq next week. He is my brosef.

PS: Found you via MMB. Love the title of your blog!!

The Damsel In DisDress said...

Wandered over from MMB. Love your blog!


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