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I'm the mother of four children, who are now grown adults and grandmother to three precious grandchildren! Singing has always been an important part of my life. I've sung in school choirs, church choirs, community choirs and even a few rock bands. I just love performing. I love crocheting, sewing and reading.; collecting classic movies is another favorite hobby. I enjoy learning about new technology and the fun things I can create with it. I also enjoy traveling with my husband.
In my youth, I had questions concerning my life, my relationship with my family and my relationship to God. I found myself asking, "Is this all there is to life?" "Why should I work so hard to love my family?" "Who is God and where is He?" I just knew that there must be more to life, but I didn't know what. The year that I turned 19, I was baptized into the Mormon faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). I am a Mormon because I found, in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, the answers to my questions. I learned that I am a child of God, that I lived with Him before I was born, that my birth was part of a great plan that God has for all of His children, that I came to earth to live by faith and to experience life. I learned that families are meant to last forever as part of God's wonderful plan for all of us. Being a Mormon has brought me more joy in life than I ever dreamed was possible as a youth, it has made all the difference!
Two things have brought greater harmony to our home, one is having a sense of humor and the other is practicing forgiveness.
I loved the six years I taught Seminary to teenage youth. Seminary is a program for youth ages 14 to 18. These youth attend seminary during the school calendar year and study one of four scriptural text, the Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants. Many students attend seminary before their school day begins. My class began every weekday morning at 5:50am and let out in time for the students to travel to school. I learned so much from them and the strength they demonstrated as they lived good lives. I serve the women where I live, mostly by just being their friend. I've led choirs, organized youth conferences and girls' camps. I help one of my children who suffers from chronic pain. She's a great example to me about living with chronic pain and living happily. I love our neighborhood association. We serve together for the good of our community in a variety of ways, whether it be raising funds for a local charity or hosting forums.