EN ROUTE TO THE MTC: "Am I holding up the WHOLE family?"
Lunch with Matt before entering the MTC.
PROVO TEMPLE: The Holy Temples remind us of the eternal nature of families.
All you can eat, always the right choice!
BAPTISMS: Matt baptized Marshall and Mason as proxy for some of our ancestors, just as Christ stood proxy for us in suffering for our sins.
One final family photo, last hugs,...
and he's off!
Sending your child to struggle to learn a new language in record time, get along with a complete stranger who becomes his companion 24/7, live in a strange place, where people will make appointments and not show up, others will put him down, yell profanity at him, or just mock him to his face, all while he continues to offer his most tender feelings about the sacred atonement of Jesus Christ, ..... could be considered crazy parenting.
However, the fact that he will also find people true in heart, teach them answers to things they've always wondered about, and gospel truths that will bless their lives, help strengthen their family relationships, use his priesthood authority to provide blessings of comfort and healing, experience personal growth, serve others tirelessly, love the people unconditionally, pray for them sincerely, and teach as long as there is someone who'll listen.....could make this the most brilliant parenting I've ever done!