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Hi I'm Patricia

I'm a Mormon. I'm a proud parent to my 7 greatest blessings. I just moved to Arizona from California this year.

About Me

Since relocating to Arizona from California I've been blessed to be able to stay home with my children and not return to the work force yet. Although I know this extra time staying home with my family is temporary, I feel so blessed and close to them and am great-ful for the change. My family is use to me working outside the home and all of my children are so independent because of this. I find myself with oodles of time to catch up on crafts, projects, and getting to know my teenagers more and more. I have seven children, two daughters and five sons. I have one singleton boy and three sets of twins. I went to school in California for Surgical Technology and worked in labor and delivery as a scrub tech. I got an itch to work outside and decided to change things up and got ASE certified in all 7 areas to repair and maintain vehicles. I love working on cars, and one day hope to put a kit car together, I definitely envision a two-seater. I was thinking something sans-children, probably because I've never had a vehicle that fits that description. I love to cook healthy and I enjoy yoga and almost anything involving fitness. I love Christian music. I enjoy bargain hunting, garage sales and thrift stores are my favorites. I'm not coupon crazy, but I consider my money saving tactics one of my skills. I have a photographic memory for prices and like to think, I always find the best deal!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into Catholicism and have always been drawn to the peace and serenity that only a true relationship with God can bring us. I have felt the presence and direction of the Holy Spirit since I was a small child. I have seen the light of Christ in many churches and holy people I have encountered and have been truly blessed to have met and experienced each and every one of them. I cannot explain the draw I felt to the Mormon church or Mormon people, I can only explain what I experienced when I got here. The peace and happiness I was experiencing now was similar to many times and places in other churches, only it was more widespread, authentic and consistently Christ like. I do my very best or at least strive to in everything I do. I feel like the Latter Day Saints share this aspiration with me for my parenting, my personal life, and my social encounters. In school, at home and in the work place as well as in my social life, I felt out of place. I wanted to the best parent, best friend, best worker, and best student. When I was explained the five principals of the Gospel I was intrigued. Faith, I always had, Repentance I was experiencing but didn't fully understand, Baptism, as soon as I was educated on the purpose I was ready, The Holy Ghost I had felt daily and never knew the meaning, and Enduring to the End was something natural inside of me I had no explanation for but embrace the idea and wish this for my life. I know with all my heart and mind that my God could only be pleased by these ideas and because I love him so much, this lifestyle is something I have desired for a long time.

How I live my faith

I try to live my Faith with pure Honesty and complete commitment. I know I'm a new Mormon so maybe It seems like I'm a little Gung Ho, but I think that this is how I deliver my enthusiasm in life. Slowly and cautiously I get consumed with my surroundings. This can be a good thing. I don't like to hide my Faith, but I'm not ashamed or shy to give Jesus Christ the credit. I like to follow good examples in everything new that I try and I have applied this to my Faith. I know that Jesus Christ is the example God sent us, and I keep that focus simple and pure. When life at home, socially or professionally gets complicated or chaotic I try to relax, slow down and be like Christ. I have seen people do this my whole life, and I have come to appreciate and admire that attribute. I like going to church and hearing how other Christians have overcome and remained positive. I know that Jesus Christ was a gift and I thank our Heavenly Father for this gift of his son by being obedient to the commandments. When you love somebody you want to please and serve them. I know this to be true from marriage to parenting and I feel the same way about my relationship with God and the Savior. I enjoy cooking and cleaning and serving, I do these things for my loved ones and above all I do these things for My Heavenly Father with pleasure because I love him and desire in the deepest part of my heart to serve and please him.