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Hi I'm Sandy

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and I'm a MormonI'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a life long member. My husband is not a member but has always supported me in my church activity. We have a large family which keeps growing as grandkids come along. I used to substitute teach but have found that being with family is much more rewarding. I have recently started hiking and discovered that I live in the most beautiful spot in the world (I'm prejudiced). I also enjoy reading and drawing houseplans and indexing genealogical records and working in the temple

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors were some of the early church members in Kentucky. I can't remember not knowing the church is true. Their spirit was contagious and as I grew up living the gospel, I came to know for myself. I am so thankful to know who Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father are, that they love me and everyone else enough to carry out the plan of salvation so that all of God's children have the chance to return to Him. They love us enough to send us prophets to guide us in today's troubled world. The gospel brings me peace, joy, and comfort, especially in times of trial.

How I live my faith

I used to volunteer in the public schools, but have found that helping with kids, grandkids, and my aging mother are what I want and need to do at this time in my life. At church I still like to sing (with the congregation) although I haven't much voice left (due to health problems) I enjoy visiting a few of the sisters in our congregation, becoming friends with them, helping them if I can and they help me. Right now I teach a lesson once a month in the women's organization on Sunday. It's fun to discuss the gospel with my "sisters". I struggle to have daily family prayer and scripture study and a weekly family night with my teenage boys, but I haven't failed until I give up. And it is worth it. There is more love in our home. I love going to the temple in Louisville and feeling the peace there. It gives me strength to live in the world. I love going to church on Sunday and learning about God's plan, and being around other saints, although I'm a bit quiet. It feels good to be there though, and especially to take the bread and water in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice for me. What a perfect and much needed time to review my life and recommit to becoming more like him. I love my family, being with them, knowing that I can be with them forever. It gives me strength to work through the hard times.