My dearest Kailee or may I say Sister Hogge. It is 2:37 p.m. on August 10th and every breath I have taken has been for you. I will be with you every step of the way. You will be in my thoughts, my prayers, my actions and most of all my heart. I cannot wait to see a picture of your companion and Abbie. But most of all I can’t wait to see a picture of your name tag.
I decided to name my blog “Heart Strings”. The heart represents all the love that missionary moms have for their children. The strings represent your harp, but for other mothers it will represent the tugging and pulling of the heart. Sometimes the strings are strong and steady and sometimes they slip, and at the worst of times they BREAK.
I would say everyone of my strings slipped today, but none of them broke. When a heart string breaks, it is when your child has hurt you deeply. Today my daughter did the unimaginable. It ripped my heart into a 1000 pieces, however, the strings are still in place and my heart is not broken, it just has a hole in it the size of NEW YORK STATE.
Everyday Sister Hogge remains in the mission field, one of my strings will go back into place. When 18 months is over, my heart will be so big and strong and the strings will be so tight that it will burst, and the hole will go away.
This is my first entry for my blog:
Last night I slept next to an angel. Her hair looked like lemons and her skin was as pure and fresh as the morning dew. She was dressed in white and her face was like the sun, soft and warm and radiant. She lay still and when I touched her I felt pure joy.
This angel is my daughter, Kailee Shantey Hogge: However; last night she became Sister Hogge.
She was set apart as a Missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at approx 7:30 p.m. on August 9th. Last night she became a servant for our Savior Jesus Christ.
My daughter Kailee is not like most Angels. Most Angels have 2 wings. She has 9, possibly 10 wings very soon😜. She has a wing for every member of our Family. Her 1st wing is from her father, Daren. It is the strongest wing on her back. This wing can organize, build, create and dream the biggest dreams imaginable. Her 2nd wing is her mother Lisa. Her mother’s wing is soft, white, tender and full of unconditional love. Kailee’s 3rd wing is like a rock. His name is Tyler and he holds all of her wings together.
Her 4th wing is the happy wing and His name is Austin. This wing is like the frosting on a cupcake and you just want to be around this wing all the time.
The next wing on her back is the service wing and his name is Dylan. He is always helping wing number 1 and 2 and his wing has the most feathers because he works the hardest. The sixth wing is a truly important wing. It is like a vessel always flying in the right direction and always protecting all the other wings. This wings name is Blake and he is always watching out for all the other wings so that their safe. Wing number 5 and 6 are connected and often times they fly together.
The Seventh wing belongs to Kailee. This is the wing that will fly the farthest and soar to the highest peaks and mountains. This is the wing that must remain steadfast, immovable and strong all the time.
The next 3 wings are Laura, Sydney and Easton. They connect to wing number 3 and keep his wing soft and gentle when it needs to go into difficult places.
The last wing is Whitney and this wing has’t attached all the way yet. But if she does, this angel is going to be the strongest angel to ever enter the MTC.
The cool things about Angels is when one wing is broken they can still fly, but when all wings work together they SOAR.
I let my angel fly today and when her wings are in full force miracles will happen.
Kailee Shantay Hogge: You are my angel in the night and you are my morning star.
God bless you on your journey of a lifetime,
All my love,