I sent this email to our kids on May 19, 2016. After reading it again I decided to post here for our posterity.
I've been thinking about President Monson. I told Wayne a few days ago that he won't be here for much longer. He was so feeble at conference and very humble as he spoke to us. His comments were brief but so important. He spoke about how important every decision we make is. I really liked his quote from Alice in Wonderland when Alice came to the crossroads and asked which way to go, the Cheshire Cat replied, "That depends on where you want to go. If you don't know where you're going it doesn't matter which way you go." Then he reminded us that we all know which way we are going. Our goal is to return to the Celestial Kingdom and every good choice we make, gets us closer.
I just want you all to know how much I appreciate you, the good things you do, and the good choices you make everyday. I think a lot about our family as I watch the film in the temple. Our Heavenly Father has a great love for us. I know sometimes you might wonder how can he possibly care about you? Sometimes I think that, but I know he does care about each one of us. He wants us ALL back! He loves us and he keeps loving us. He will always be there because he want us to come home. I want that too.
I sure do love you ALL!
Written by Jan