How grateful I am for my family this time of year. One year ago, this is where I was. Looking back, it is crazy to think where I am now compared to where I was just one year ago. My family is everything to me. They raised me and taught me and loved me. Now they are fully supporting me in my decision to serve a mission. One of the hardest things about serving a mission is being away from my family for this long. But I have decided to leave them for 18 months to share the wonderful knowledge that others can be with their families for eternity. And that is the best way to spend my time. Thank you family for all that you do. I miss you tons but I will see you in one year!!