When our temple date approached - when you and Dad were sealed for eternity and Gregor, Brendaen, Glenn and I were sealed to you forever as a family) I knew that what you/we were doing was important and necessary. I don't think, however, that I really grasped what this meant. (I knew that it was a good thing and I was excited, but I didn't really KNOW). It was only there in the temple that I started to understand. It has become more and more important to me now that I've been able to think about it. I still don't think that I can fully understand the weight/importance of that day at the Boston temple. But they say that when you testify of something, your faith and testimony grow as well. I am finding that to be true. I have been able to testify both in the Mission Training Center and now here in the mission field about eternal marriage and how families can be together forever. (I don't like crying, but the Spirit has been very strong and I have to admit I've shed a few.)
Letter of March 21st
I know that the Lord has blessed me with wonderful parents and a wonderful family. I don't know what I did to deserve the privilege of being raised in a family with members of such CHARACTER. I know that you, my parents, and the rest of my family without a doubt impacted me and my decision to serve the Lord in His mission field. To know that you SUPPORT me and my decision is a great comfort to me! I know that this is where the Lord wants me to be, and I know that you are happy that I'm here. I love you, and I am eternally greatful and endebted to you.