Monday, August 20, 2012
A BIG birthday celebration
It was my goal to finish this biography of Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before attending his 85th birthday celebration at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City this weekend. I did it! It's a big book and I have been reading it in bits and pieces for the last few months when in Utah. Most of us live good lives but some, especially President Monson, live extraordinary lives which bless millions. It was a pleasure to read about his walk through time and history and the impact of that walk especially as is occurred throughout the world.
The birthday celebration was a wonderful experience. It can be viewed here. Tickets for big events in the Conference Center are free but awarded in a random way over the Internet. We felt lucky to have tickets even if they were in the balcony. It may have been way up there in the stratosphere, but we were seated dead center directly behind President Monson and his family in their front row seats. We enjoyed every moment. This is yet another one of the perks of living life in two different places.