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Hi I'm Serena Davidson

I'm a mother of nine and wife to a sweet and humble man. I'm a home town girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! I am 49 years old and married to my best friend. I'm also the mother of nine wonderful children, six of whom are married. My parents are still living, and I have one brother and an older sister and a twin sister. My family lives in a small town in Idaho. My husband is a pilot, a bricklayer, and he works for the government. I'm a stay-at-home mom, and I'm grateful I have the opportunity to do that. Nurturing my children is very important to me. I'm also the grandmother to eight wonderful grandchildren, and another one is on the way. Being involved with them has been a great joy to me. I like creating: baking, crocheting, writing, and arranging flowers. I love to study the words of ancient and modern prophets. They have so much wisdom, and it is available for the taking! Someone once said, "The only thing anyone ever learns from history is that no one ever learns anything from history." I think that's sad. It is my hope to garner the wisdom of the past and present and use it to bless and build my future and the futures of those around me. There is the reason for living!

Why I am a Mormon

One of the things that means so much to me is the heritage I have. My relatives joined the newly-formed LDS church, knew the prophet Joseph Smith, tried to befriend and help him, and lived lives of faith. I am a Mormon because those good people taught their children to love the gospel of Jesus Christ as embodied in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who in turn taught their children, who in turn taught their children, for many generations. My opportunity to be a member of the Church is my legacy; the decision to stay faithful and active in that Church is my privilege. I have seen the fruits of obedience, and I testify that this is the Savior's true church, restored to the earth again in these last days to bless and help us.

How I live my faith

Our prophet Thomas S. Monson has encouraged us to live our faith in several ways. We have daily family and personal prayers, we study scriptures individually and as a family each day, we have a weekly family night where we teach the gospel, play games, and have treats, and we try to eat meals together as a family. We look for ways to serve others, and we are also greatly blessed to be served by others. We accept assignments, or callings, in our Church. These are unpaid positions. I have a few callings. I help other Church members do family history work using an internet program called New Family Search. I also work with the young women in our ward. We meet on Sunday for lessons about being better human beings, and we practice what we learned on Tuesday evenings. The program for youth is all about helping them become good, stalwart, service-oriented children of God. Monthly I make home visits to three wonderful ladies and do my best to offer them friendship and support and to help them with whatever they need. Recently my husband was the bishop (leader) of our ward, and I got to assist him in filling his assignments, too. Now he is serving in the Primary. He loves teaching and inspiring children to learn and grow. He does it with wit and wisdom, and the children love him. My mother-in-law is housebound now for health reasons, and I go to her house each day to comfort and cheer her and do whatever chores need doing. There is also a motherless boy in our neighborhood who comes to our house for his mothering. He frequently needs rides to his various activities and a place to stay when his father is out of town for work. He is a joy to have in our home, and we all love our association with him. I want to do what I can do to bless and build my Father's kingdom here on the earth.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Serena Davidson
This week I took my grandchildren to collect autumn leaves. Trees that were full of green leaves only months ago are now full of red and orange and purple leaves and fruit of all kinds. In a few months, those trees will be bereft of leaves and fruit and will seem to be entirely dead. The miracle of winter trees is that, no matter how dead they look in December, they will come to life again in the spring, bringing blossoms and tender green leaves again. I have come to trust that process and know that our God is a God of continuance. If we are compliant with his laws, marriage can continue even after death. We are invited to live those laws and perform certain ordinances that will preserve our families for eternity. I know that husbands, wives, and children can be together forever in the same way I know that spring will come again. If we are obedient to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we ensure spring in ourselves after the death of our bodies and can enjoy our family associations in infinity. Show more Show less