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I'm a 58 year old Grandma with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. I am a baccalaureate registered nurse by training but a mom by profession. I completed my degree when I was 40 years old. I have served as a volunteer in my community as an EMT and enjoy sewing, gardening, serving others through church service, and love being with my family. Married for 36 years to a wonderful guy.
When I graduated from high school, I had a desire to serve my fellow man and was trying to decide how I would do that. A good friend in high school asked me if I was interested in learning more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. After about a year, decided to meet with the missionaries. My friend's mother had given me a subscription to the New Era. There was a picture of Pres. Kimball walking through a snow covered aspen grove; he had just been sustained as the new prophet. As I looked at this picture, the spirit bore witness to me that this was indeed a prophet of God. It was a poignant moment. I felt exhilarated! Then I was challenged to read the Book of Mormon by the sister missionaries. I read the first sentence, "I, Nephi, being born of goodly parents...." the spirit once again bore witness to my soul that this book was a true book. I was amazed that I could have this kind of experience twice in a short period of time! A few weeks later, I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Looking back, I can see the Lord's hand guiding me through those years, leading me to His gospel, and His support and love throughout my life, even when I was unaware of Him. I am a Mormon because it has helped me learn who I really am. The Gospel has given me numerous opportunities to learn and grow into a better person. The Gospel has helped me to focus on what is important in this life and thus has helped me to raise my family and have healthy relationships with those around me. I love the way I have "grown up" with the help of the Lord and the help of my fellow church members. The gospel has taught me how to love myself, love others, and love Heavenly Father. All that I am today, I attribute to the Lord and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
My husband and I serve in the local congregation as Sunday School teachers. Once a week I help at the temple and I also visit several sisters several times a month to deliver a short inspirational message and to see how they are doing. I try hard to live a Christ-like life each and every day. Some days are more successful than others, and some days it may just be baby steps, but as long as those steps are in the right direction, following the Lord, then it is a good day.