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Hi I'm Sandy

I'm a Mormon. I have been a member for 29 years. I have a wonderful husband and we have 3 wonderful children.

About Me

I have 3 degrees: they are in school lunch program, dietitics and food mangament. I love to cook and to make up new recipes. I also like to sew and made most of my children's clothes when they were young. I am learning to knit on the round knitting looms. I have made over 400 knit hats for the premature babies in the Philippines that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sent over for them. I also love to do swedish weaving and have made many different afgans in different designs. I love to read, especilly mystery books. I collect cookbooks (my husband says I have enough recipes for over 20 life times and never a recipe repeated), and decorated spoons from all the places we have been. I have a leaning disability called dyslexia and entered high school with the reading ablity of a 3rd-4th grader and left with that of a 12th grader. My spelling is still somewhat off, but it gets better somedays. I also love old movies especially comedies.

Why I am a Mormon

My father grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but became very inactive whily in college. As I grew up Dad always told me I would make a wonderful LDS young lady. I resisted the idea until I was in college at San Luis Obispo when a friend asked me to a chuch dance. There at the dance she introduced me to Lee and while I was dancing with him, the feeling came to me that Lee would become my husband when I joined the church. I had gone to many different churches but I was put off by being looked down on, not welcomed or wanted by the members of that church. The first time the Missionaries came to my home I said "no thank you," but after the church dance when the missionaries came again (just a week and half after they first came) I listened to them and just knew it was the truth. The next Sunday which was a fast and testimony meeting I went to church with the missionaries. I felt like I had come home at long last and as the young lady who asked me to the dance was giving her testomony, I told the Missionaries that I wanted to join the church. I was bapitized a week later and 13 months later I was married for all eternity to Lee, the wonderful young man I had met at the dance. To this date, 29 years and 3 children later, I have always felt that the church was home and all the members were my family. I have learned so much about our Heavenly Father but I still have much more to learn.

How I live my faith

I love my faith and it is so easy for me to live it because of my husband. He is right next to me holding my hand and together we help each other. When one is down the other holds on tight and guides the other to our Heavenly Father. My children also help me. While I was recoving from surgery on my Achilles tendon, our 2nd daughter was on a mission to Spain and each Wednesday I got an email from her. That email got rid of the depression I had from mot being able to do anything, especially my cooking. I lived from Wednesday to Wednesday for some time. Her letters from her mission were so inspired that I felt her prayers for me in them. Praying and reading the scriptures each day sets a sprit in our home that cannot be broken. The love from our Father in Heaven is such a wonderful feeling that I never want it to leave my life. Being married in the temple for eternity is the most wonderful thing in my life and as I tell my husband eternity will not be long enough to show him how much I love him. I am so thankful that the Lord has provided a way for us to be married not just during our time on this earth, but for all eternity.