I'm so glad Jenny created our own family blog. I know we'll all really love it.
I can hardly express the depth of my love for you as my wife and appreciation for being such a wonderful mother to our children. I know their lives have been blessed because of who you are the contribution you make. I am a better husband and father because of your example. To be a mother of a large family today takes extraordinary courage and faith. You have made many sacrifices in putting the needs of our family ahead of your own. But I know, as you have recently expressed to me, you feel so much joy in our children and the blessing they are to our lives. Having a righteous posterity and family is priceless. (In fact quite expensive:)) I know your feelings are described in 3 John: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”
We have faced many challenges and experienced many joys together. And as Lehi taught we can't really experience the joys without knowing some sorrow. The Lord has blessed us generously through all the ups and downs. My thoughts of you fill my mind continually. My prayers for your happiness are expressed morning and night. I look forward to every moment we have together. Thanks for being a wonderful wife and mother.