While we were in Colorado visiting our family, we had the privilege to witness Max’s setting apart to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was a very special occasion, and there was not a dry eye in the room. Max has always been a handsome guy, but after he was set apart, that handsom-ness grew into so much more. His countenance changed into something far beyond being handsome, he was all of a sudden a Man.

I’m so proud of you, Max. You have accomplished so much in these past few months to get where you are today. I’m so grateful to be your sister-in-law. We’ll miss you the next two years, but we know the Lord will take care of you as you do His work.