It was so neat to listen to people talk about him when they met me this weekend. Everyone said what an amazing person he is, and how he is just such a good friend. Even the older people were saying that he was a good friend to them. I've seen him as my cute, but pesky little brother my whole life, and now I see him for what he's grown up into (and I mean grown! He's 6'5" now!), and what others see in him. He's so spiritual, tenderhearted, kind, outgowing, and thoughtful of others... everyone (the girls, the guys, the adults) all describe him as a big gentle teddy-bear. Even playing lacrosse, he'd help the opponants up if he knocked one over ... play hard, but kindness always comes first to him. He's just amazing, and I am so proud of him!
Some sentimental pictures for you!
With our lil sister, and his dog, Lady ... he was 8.
I'm biased but I think he's one handsome Elder!
I'm so glad I was able to fly out to be with my family this weekend, see him get set apart as an elder, and help him pack. Being "home" was nice, and I was able to snuggle up with my siblings and just relax ... feel like "one of the kids" who happens to be a mom, instead of "the mom".