This boy entered the MTC one year ago TODAY!
I can't even believe how fast the time has gone by. I'm so thankful for Sam and his amazing example to me. I have learned so much from him and he continually influences my life for the better. So much has changed in the past year, and I know a whole lot more will change in this next one. But no matter what happens, I will forever be thankful for the blessings he has brought into my life.
Sam is doing great out on his mission (as far as I know). He and I don't write very often at all. I have actually only received 8 letters from him in this first year. We both just take our time to write each other and we understand that we each have our own things going on. We also just keep things very casual. Sometimes it's the hardest thing for me to not know what his feelings for me are or to express mine to him, but I know that supporting him on his mission is far more important than that. In the long run, I will be happier knowing that I didn't hold him back from reaching his potential in any way. Sam is SO happy out there and I know he is giving The Lord everything he can. I am so proud of his sacrifice and look up to him in so many ways.
He's pretty amazing.