We have been advised to “Keep a history . . . of all things that transpire” (D&C 85:1). I hope that my record will have longterm value for our children, their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I have tried to express my gratitude and goals, and deep love, for each member of this remarkable family. I have described our beliefs, traditions, successes, challenges, and the special miracles that we have experienced. We have been blessed, with many great events in our lives and at times in which we have felt divine guidance and infl uence, for which we are very grateful. This history has given me an opportunity to relive memorable experiences and learn more about myself and what I consider to be the most important aspects of mortal life and my eternal potential. I hope that my history helps those that I love understand me better and infl uences their lives.