-As a parent I don't know how you did it, but created many of my favorite memories from childhood--our trips to Europe. Two trips to europe before leaving high school--how did you pull it off? Thank you!! Because of your love for travel and sharing that with me as a child, now as a dad, i want to travel and want to give my children your tradition of loving travel.
-Even as a your child, I have always been amazed by your love and knowledge of scriptures. You are such a great example of love and service to your family, always willing to do more than is asked of you without complaining. Thank you.
-One of my favorite stories about you that will always touch me is the story I heard but don't remember. It is of of how you loved me and held me and knew I would be alright after my accident. Hearing of your strength and motherly love in that tender but critical moment will always remain a strong bond between us. I love you mom.
-It has meant a lot to me that even though we live far away, you have always made it a priority to come out and visit. You have created and maintain a strong bond with my sons and that means so much to me. My favorite memory of your visits happened last year. Even though you don't like getting wet you agreed to go tubing in the rain and were such a great sport. We still talk about that day with you guys.
...and of course, there is Dollywood and reading your mission call in the hotel room.
Mom-you always dream big and somehow find these ways to make your huge dreams for us an awesome reality. Our family trips, our dream house, our...life, and all the dreams you had for it...thank you for all of it!! I love you. Jack.