Well, I am so proud of Saia! He will be the first to achieve the Eagle Scout in our ward. Our Samoan ward is only a few years old, and it is very exciting for everyone who knows this young man. I've known him to always want to do the right thing, although outside influences can be very distracting.
We had a fun photo shoot. I actually enjoyed just being able to talk to him. Finding out what his future plans are, and offer my own little words of wisdom. We had a good time catching up.
From what I understand, the Eagle Scout Award takes a lot of work. Sadly, I never earned mine. Something I always wish I had done. I think it's appropriate to celebrate Saia's accomplishment, and I know his family is very proud of him. Good job Saia! I am as proud of you as I would be my own son. You're a great example and I look forward to your Court of Honor, and the big party to celebrate with you!