No, my dad’s just another person whose breath is increasingly short and whose words become that much more significant to me because of it. He’s pushing 80 and has Parkinson’s. I visited home for the first time in nearly two years last month and the change from the last time I saw him was pretty dramatic, so he’s been on my mind and came to my mind again during Elder Wirthlin’s talk.
I’m always surprised at how good Elder Wirthlin’s talks are on paper. I have found that in the past his monotone, choppy delivery has prevented me from really hearing. But this year I thought of my dad and payed special attention to the words and I just loved his message.