Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today my dad turns 70.

What an amazing father I've been blessed with!

Here's a little video I made showcasing bits of the wonderful life he's led.

This dad of mine has written like 40 books (so many that I can never remember the exact number), one of which was a NYTimes #1 Bestseller, spoken to audiences around the world about parenting ideas and life balance, served as an amazing mission president in England when he was only 30 years old, run several companies, run some major campaigns, held some pretty lofty political appointments, traveled to virtually every country, started a whole bunch of excellent programs for families including the Joy School program that is known and loved by hundreds of thousands of families, and has headed up so many exciting and meaningful accomplishments and contributions that I they'd take pages and pages to list.

But most importantly, he has served as an amazing husband and father and grandfather. He has 9 children, 26 grandchildren, and scores of friends and extended family members who benefit from his personal example, advice, and love. His example of vision and goals and hard work and faith combined with faithful confidence and strong convictions have made him a truly remarkable influence to many.

I'm so grateful for this dad of mine. And this mom who puts up with the sometimes bombastic and eccentric stuff that comes with his greatnesss!


Eyrealm said...


Thanks for taking the time to produce this wonderful video. When I fell asleep on the night of his birthday at 1 a.m. he was watching it for at least the 10th time!

Anon said...

Great video. Your dad and your mum seem like wonderful people who have accomplished much. And you really look like your dad and I can see him in your children too! Beautiful family, beautiful tribute. :)

Shanny in Australia


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