Church Member: Mitt Romney Devotes Life to 'Quietly Serving Others'

RNC 2012: Pam Finlayson says the Romneys welcomed her family to their church, new town.
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In 1982. My husband -- -- moved from California's. Massachusetts. With our newborn son. -- church going family we look for the nearest chapel and soon found ourselves in the congregation led by a clearly bright and capable man. Name Mitt Romney. I knew it was special from the start. At the time we didn't know what -- -- a dryer in the day he stopped by to welcome us I was embarrassed to have laundry hanging all over the house. That -- wasn't days. In fact as we spoke. Without a word he joined me and actually started helping helpfully (%expletive) clothes from around the house and holding them. By the time -- -- not only did I feel welcome. My laundry was done. As grant and -- juggled school. Job search and family. We grew to love the Romney's. They became role models and friends. And we were honored when -- -- regularly trusted us to stay with their five rambunctious. But very loving sons when they travel. It was when our daughter Kate was born three and a half months early however. That I fully came to appreciate. What a great treasure of friendship we head in -- -- Kate was so tiny. And very sick. Her lungs not yet ready to -- Her heart unstable. And after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage at three days old. She was teetering. On the very kids of life. As they sat with her an intensive care. Consumed with a mother's worry and fear. Dear -- came to visit and pray with me. As our clergy he was one of very few visitors allowed. And I will never forget how. When he looked down tenderly at my daughter. His eyes filled with tears. And he reached out and gently stroked her tiny back. I could tell immediately. That he didn't just see a tangle of plastic tubes and wires. He saw our beautiful little girl. And he was clearly overcome with -- compassion for her. During the many months that -- was hospitalized. The -- often cared for our two year old son Peter. They treated him like one of their own but -- six sun. They gave him the nickname and even welcomed him to stay the night we needed. And Thanksgiving rolled around -- was still struggling for life. Brain surgery was scheduled. In the holiday was the furthest thing from our minds. But that morning I open my door to finally it in this boy's arms loaded down with a Thanksgiving feast. Of course sleeper overcome. When I called to thank and later she sweetly confessed it'd been -- idea. That most of the shopping and cooking and shopping had been done by hand. She and the boys had just happily -- in. Eventually we moved from Boston. Our daughter -- -- -- an amazing girl of faith and love. -- ever berth remained whether. And after 26 years of both miracles. And struggle. She passed away just a year and a half ago. In the midst of making. The final decision to run for president. Which had to be the most difficult of their lives. When they heard of -- passing. Both -- in and -- To personally reach out to us and extend -- sympathy. And express their love. It seems to me. When it comes to loving our neighbor we can talk about it or we can live it. The Romney's flip it. Every single. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When I seen Mitt Romney. -- know him to be a loving father. And man of -- And it caring and compassionate friends. It is with great excitement and renewed hope. That I think of how our country will be the last and this is led by a man who has not only slow very accomplished and capable. But who -- devoted his entire life. Quietly. Serving others. That man is Mitt Romney.

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