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Hi I'm Elaine

I'm a wife and mother of six children. I'm a seamstress, a business owner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the great outdoors and everything there is to do in it. I love hiking through the woods or up a mountain or Myan ruin. I consider my back yard my haven. I feel an inner peace as I cut or pull grass and plant flowers and trees. Walking clears my mind of clutter and helps me focus on what really matters. I also love to swim, snorkel, motor boat, and ride my bike. Two years ago I became a first time Grandma, and for two to three days a week my granddaughter is the center of my life as I care for her. I sew professionally specializing in alterations, but I also do dressmaking and mending. My husband and I are also business partners of a family business that was established in 1965 by my husbands parents. I have six wonderful children. Five of which are still living. My oldest child died 18 years ago at the age of 15 in an accident, an event that has and will affect our family for forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents were baptized in the church when they were young. For the longest time I leaned on my parents and grandparents for my testimony... I knew the church was true because they taught me that it was true. They showed me it was true by the examples they set for me in how they lived their religion.When my mother passed away I had to come to know for myself if what she had taught me all my life was really true. I struggled with her loss for a couple of years. I was very young and expecting my second child when my mother passed away. For the longest time I was angry with God for taking her when I felt I needed her the most. But then I set aside my anger and turned to Him for peace, comfort, and guidance. I know He heard my cries and He gave me answers to my prayers, and I felt my faith growing stronger and stronger as my testimony of the truthfullness of the gospel sank deeper and deeper into my heart. As I look back on my life I know now more than ever, that this early experience in my life, of loosing my mother, made me a stronger person. I am who I am today because of my life experiences. I am so grateful that my parents raised me in the church. I know I would not have been able to bear the trials I have been through without the strength my faith has given me. The most important thing in my life is my family and I know that if we are true and faithful to the the teachings of Christ we will be together not only for just this life, but for all eternity. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior and my Redeemer.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to grow and serve in the church. I have taught gospel lessons and music to very young children, teenagers, and adults. For the last 5 years I was president of our Young Women's organization. It was my privilage to organize and carry out plans for girls camps and youth activities for both young men and young women. It was an honor to be with these youth and to watch them grow in mind and spirit. The Savior taught that the physician was not sent for the healthy, but was sent to heal the sick. I have personally felt his healing power in my life as he has sent the comforter to speak peace to my mind and my heart through the many opportunities of service I have been most fortunate to participate in.