Saying goodbye to my son for two years is one of the hardest things I've ever done. But I know that he is doing the right thing. He is a wonderful young man, full of enthusiasm and love. He has already had so many good experiences in Mexico and I know he will have many more.
Prior to leaving for Mexico, he spent two months in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. There, he learned Spanish and was also trained in being a good missionary.
Here are some photos we took the morning we dropped him off in Provo. Some are at our house right before we drove to the MTC, and the rest are either at the Provo Temple, in our car, or at the MTC.
He had a wonderful experience at the MTC and each week when we receive his emails from Mexico, I am so excited to hear about his life as missionary. And of course, I'm counting down the days until Christmas when we will be able to talk to him on the phone.