As we all remember with gratitude this impressive visionary, I am especially grateful for four people whose loving and courageous choices allowed Steve Jobs to live. Steve was born to a young couple during a time when the word choice has come to mean more than life. But this young couple made the selfless decision to give their child up for adoption. And then another couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, adopted Steven Paul Jobs, a boy who grew to believe that he could use his gifts to change the world for the better. And he did!
Steve Jobs has impacted our family in significant ways, for years ago he became one of our teenager's most influential role models. Jobs' spirit of innovation and creativity, coupled with an unswerving commitment to excellence and integrity, built not only a successful company but technologies that have literally changed the way we live. Some people mentor from a distance, and Steve Jobs did that for our children. May the gifts that God gave him continue to be poured upon those who will use them to help others, to simplify our lives, to do good, and to bring glory to God.