Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, turns 63 Monday, and the Romney campaign has issued a family video, “Happy Birthday, Mom,” to mark the occasion.
The 3 1/2 minute production includes still pictures, action footage, and audio surrounding family events, and includes Mitt, Ann, their five boys, and their 15 grandchildren.
The first extended audio section consists of the former Massachusetts governor saying, “Ann and I fell in love when we were in high school. It doesn't happen to a lot of people. She was 15 years old when I really took notice of her, and I was a senior and she was a sophomore. I gave her a ride home from a party. She had come with someone else. I kissed her at the door, and I've been following her ever since.”
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In one of the more lighthearted moments, Romney’s son Craig sings “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.”
And on the serious side, Mitt Romney discusses Ann’s health issues. “Probably the toughest time in my life was standing there with Ann as we hugged each other and the diagnosis came,” he says. “She's a remarkable woman, and she's gone through some tough times. She had a diagnosis of MS [multiple sclerosis]. She's had breast cancer, and my feelings and passion for Ann haven't changed in the slightest over the years other than they've become stronger.”
Mitt’s final thought: “I'm happy in life as long as I've got my soul mate with me. Life is all about the people you love.”
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