Wow. It seems surreal that this day has actually come. We have spent many years - a childhood, a lifetime - raising, teaching and hoping that Thomas would choose to serve a mission for the LDS church. We are elated this day has come, but are also sad to see him go. We love him so much and look forward to hearing all about his adventures - both the successes and trials that will shape and mold him during the next two years as he serves others and the Lord.
After flying out from JFK with his dad and brother, Thomas was very excited (and a little nervous too) to enter the MTC. His time to report could not come soon enough. They enjoyed breakfast together, a couple of last minute errands, photos in front of the Provo Temple, then off to the MTC. What a day! We can hardly wait to hear from him!