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Hi I'm Bonnie

I'm a Mormon. I'm 48, a mom, sister, aunt, friend, and my proudest title is grandma!

About Me

I am a mom, a sister an aunt and a friend. The proudest title I wear is grandma. My grandsons call be buddy a title my oldest grandson bestowed on me when he was 18 months old because I called him buddy all of the time and my granddaughter calls be Maama. They are one of my greatest joys in life. I like to cook and read and travel. I also like to crochet baby blankets. I love to spend time with my family doing anything and everything. We like to cook together, share recipes and play games together and travel together. We also like to just "hangout". 

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all of my life. My ancestors sacrificed much for me to be able to enjoy the blessings of the gospel. I love being a member of the church because it has given me the guidelines and values I need to be happy. I find when I follow those guidelines and values, I know I will be able to make it through any devestating trials or just ordinary everyday living. I have found peace and comfort throughout my life because of my membership in the church. I know that my Heavenly Father has a personal plan for my life. I know that if I have faith in this plan I will always be happy, because my Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to be happy. People have said "why are you so happy?" I believe it is because I have the knowledge of the gospel and the companionship of the Holy Ghost to help me in my life. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and I can find peace through Him and His sacrifice for me. I have often wondered how my life would be different without the church. I can't imagine how much harder it would be without the values and guidelines and the knowledge I receive because of mmy membership in the church. It is such a part of me. It is not only what I beleive but who I am.

How I live my faith

I serve in the organization that is set up to instruct the young children up to age 12 in the church. I serve as one of the chorsiters. It is my job twice a month to go in and teach gospel principles through song to the children. I love this calling. It is a challenge some weeks to come up with things that will keep the interest of the children. They like to do different singing activities to learn the songs. Kids are so smart. They know more and learn faster than I give them credit for. I learn from them as well. I also have the priveledge to visit some of the ladies in the church. I go with one of my friends in the ward once a month to see 5 of the ladies in the ward. They are also my friends and I find that I an lifted and cheered up each time I have the opportunity to see these ladies and visit with them. We talk about gospel topics and how they and thier families are doing. We try to go every month so we can keep up with anything that we might do to help them or serve them. This is another time that I feel the blessing of the gospel in my life and recognize that Heavenly Father is giving me another chance to be happy. I have found that when I am serving, I am truly happy!

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that family is central to our Heavenly Fathers plan. We each determine how big or how small we feel our families should be. I have three children, each are very different. I love them all very much. I also have a wonderful husband. We enjoy very much spending time together as a family. Not everyone has a family unit like ours. There are many in our church who because of thier circumstances have different kinds of families. We have single people with no children and have never had the opportunity to marry. We have single mothers with children. We have single fathers with children. We have people whose spouses do not attend church with them. We have blended families. We have widows and widowers. All of these different types of families are loved and accepted. The family is so important to the church, the church leaders wrote a document called "The Family-A Proclamation to the World". You can find this document on lds.org to read the complete document. It oulines what each member of the family's role is and how we can do those thing in our families to be happy. I love my family so much, and I am so blessed to have the instruction from inspired leaders to help me to be able to make decisions and to be able to make my family more successful and happy!  Show more Show less