This is the biggest step someone can make here on earth (with temple marriage following).
It's amazing how fast a child grows and suddenly, after a short 18 years, can take this step. It is so important to teach our children about our Savior, Jesus Christ, right from the beginning so they can learn to love Him, know Him, and want to be like Him.
It's taken quite the village to help raise John. We are so grateful for leaders and teachers at church and school and we are grateful for good neighbors. We are most grateful for extended family. John has been shaped and molded and taught and loved by all of these people and have helped get him to this point and make him who he is.
It was a beautiful day to be in the temple with our little boy. We are very proud of the man he is. He has a big heart and is kind and thoughtful and loving. He is wise and has great insights. He loves Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He adores family. He is a good person who is going to be an amazing servant in Thailand these next two years.
The temple was full of people who love John. Aunts and Uncles and grandparents and great aunts and uncles and family friends who wanted to be there. I wish we had been able to get a picture of the group on this day. But we're lucky we have this.