Our family drove to Provo, Utah Tuesday night, and then Wednesday afternoon, took Tyler to the Missionary Training Center in Provo. It was a very bittersweet experience. We are so excited for Tyler and all that he will experience...however, his absence in our home will be truly missed. He said when walked into the MTC he wanted us to start singing George Straits song "This is where the cowboy rides away." When we arrived home that night, we walked in the door and saw his cell phone sitting by the front door that he was handing down to his little sister, then we walked in his room and tripped over his cowboy boots, then I opened the fridge and saw some leftovers of his favorite meal he had cooked with Mathew Monday night........he has left a huge gaping hole in our hearts. We will pray for him and all work on becoming better disciples of Christ as we strive to all step it up in order to bless our lives and the lives of each other.
"Tyler asked me to send him a favorite quote of his Great Grandmother Eula Andrus, " Life is not a brief candle. It is a splendid torch that I want to make burn brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." ~George Bernard Shaw
|Tyler requested Applebee's for lunch....we had a wonderful meal and a wonderful time during our last meal together.|
|Dad, Tyler, and Mom on our way to the MTC.....we didnt let him very far from us.|
|Our family saying goodbye to Tyler at the MTC|
|Our family in front of the Provo Temple just before we took Tyler to the MTC.|