Marie Osmond of 'The Talk' and Her Family Share Warm Birthday Wishes to Brother Tom as He Turns 72
Marie Osmond and her family send out birthday messages in honor of her older brother, Tom Osmond, on his 72nd birthday.
Happy Birthday to youHappy Birthday to youHappy Birthday sweet brother Tom?????Happy Birthday to you?????♥️???????????????#TomInTheMiddle with all my brothers
A year ago, Tom was placed on life support after undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery. It is reported, the Osmond family reached out to the public to pray him as he fought for his life, in an instagram post Marie explains:
"Despite his physical challenges, my second eldest brother always strives to remain upbeat. This passage describes him best: 'Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.'"
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Despite his physical challenges, my second eldest brother always strives to remain upbeat. This passage describes him best: “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” 💜 Tom is so full of life and love! I’ve always seen his enthusiasm through his Christ-like 💖 and he definitely shines L❤️VE trough his eye’s. 🤩 He just has a way of warming hearts with his big smile and tender hugs. 🤗 But this weekend, love and prayers go out to Tom, his wife Carolyn, their children and grandchildren, as he struggles on life-support from a quadruple bypass surgery. 🙏😞 He has such great love for all people, including strangers. His ♥️ is so tender that at times, I swear, it even breaks when he sees others struggling. I love him for that! Maybe because he was born deaf and through some of the heartbreaking challenges of his life, they have given him great compassion and personal understanding to know how to comfort others! I am saddened though about my dear brother’s condition. Please join us in 🙏 See more on my Facebook and MarieOsmond.com/SundayMessage I love you with with all my 💞 my sweet brother Tom! You are so cherished and loved!!! 😘 ❤️ 💜 🧡💛💚 Have a blessed and #Happy #Sunday! 💋 #HisDay #BecauseOfHim #HeLives #resurrection #brokenheartandcontritespirit #PrayersForTomOsmond #hesmybrother
"Tom is so full of life and love! I've always seen his enthusiasm through his Christ-like ? and he definitely shines L❤️VE trough his eye's. ? He just has a way of warming hearts with his big smile and tender hugs," she reveals.
As the second eldest in the Osmond household, Tom has kept a relatively private life away from the entertainment limelight. For over 28 years he has worked for the U.S. Postal service. In a birthday from his son, Matt Osmond shares a birthday message, saying:
"This handsome devil turned 72 today! Happy birthday to my dad. I love you! ?"
Tom, who found a career outside of the music did feature in several of the Osmond family's Christmas specials in the 1970's and 1980's. In an old photo of the two, his younger brother Donny Osmond says:
"Wishing my big brother Tom a #HappyBirthday!? ? Your courage and optimism continue to inspire me daily. I’m grateful to call you my brother."
The Osmond family have been in the music industry for over 60 years. Earlier this month the brother's got together to perform for Marie's 60th birthday, on "The Talk."
Leading up to the show, the family announced that they would be retiring as a group and that their performance on the show would be their last. During the emotional tribute the brothers blew audiences away with their performance.