Taylor it was only a few days ago that we came to Florida to watch you play in the water, sit in the mud, run without shoes and nap with grandpa. You have grown to be such a wonderful young man. Wow, you have just been ordained to the Aaronic priesthood. You will be a very worthy priesthood holder and will continue to have such a sweet, compassionate spirit.
How grown-up you look in your suit. That's a great missionary look; in a few years you will have a missionary badge on the suit coat pocket. Read the Book of Mormon, pray always, and stay sharp in school. You have so much potential for success.
Continue to be creative. Remember when we gave you the creation station for your birthday. You can always do so much with Popsicle sticks, duct tape and glue. That's imagination and you have lots of it. What a great quality.
The mutual theme this year is from 2 Nephi 31:20:
“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life”
Stand fast and hold the iron rod. Make that your life motto!
Grandma and Grandpa Schaefermeyer