Hi I'm Blair
I am a husband, a father of four (3 girls, 1 boy), and I love to fix things around the house. I was born in California, raised in Montana and Utah, and lived in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, New Jersey and Illinois. I raced BMX when I was a teenager. Having lived on both ends of the country, we have been able to travel and see lots of historic sites. Family road trips are a favorite thing to do in the summer. My oldest daughter has had lots of health challenges - read her story at the bottom.
Why I am a Mormon
My Great-Great-Grandfather was converted in 1833 in upstate New York. In reading his journal, I learned that he was converted after he read the Book of Mormon and felt the Spirit touch him, so he knew it was true. I was born into the church, but consider myself a convert because I had a similar experience as my G-G-Gpa with the Book of Mormon. My life is better because of having the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I am a better husband, a better father, a better friend, a better citizen and co-worker and neighbor. It gives me direction in life, in how I conduct myself, whether in a personal setting or business. I also know who I am... I am a child of God! We all are!
Can you think of a specific challenge in your family that Gospel Principles helped overcome?
My oldest daughter has had 3 heart transplants, beat cancer 4 times, and had multiple other surgeries. Her first heart transplant was when she was 19 months old. We were new parents and were just devastated about what she was going through. She got sick enough that a transplant was her only hope. We fasted and prayed for her, and invited friends and relatives to fast and pray for her too. We saw a miracle when she got her new heart after only 9 days being listed. Miracles still happen! There is no question about that! Her 2nd transplant was when she was 12 and her 3rd was shortly before she turned 15. We consider each one a miracle. She is 18 years old now and planning to go to college after high school. We are a stronger and closer family because of what we have gone through together, because we had our Savior to help us through it.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying to treat people as Jesus Christ would. Family time is precious, so we try hard to have everyone home at dinner time. We sit around the table and share what happened that day. I think we laugh more than we eat! We also read scriptures together so we can learn more about Christ.