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Hi I'm Rondi

I have been married for 38 years. We have 5 children who are married and have blessed us with 13 wonderful grandchildren.

About Me

Being a mother of five children has kept me busy for almost 38 years. There is no other joy like that of being a mother. When our last child was married and left the nest, people kept asking me "what are you going to do now that you have an empty nest?". Our nest has never been empty. Now it is filled with 13 grandchildren. Most of them live nearby and their activities seem to keep me as busy as when I was raising our own children. I love spending time doing counted cross stitching and I also like to read, especially mysteries. Music is a very big part of my life. Being raised in a home where music was always playing is a tradition that I have carried on to our home; a little bit country, easy listening, and gospel/religious music fill my ears. Genealogy, or family history, keeps me busy when I can find the time. For me, this is like putting together a puzzle; only the puzzle pieces are filled with names, dates, and places.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a great Christian home. We went to church as a family every Sunday and every holiday. But, when my husband and I were married, we thought there had to be more than just "till death do you part". How could a love like that be separated and only cherished here on the earth? My husband was in the service at the time and we were sent to Okinawa, Japan. It was there that we met a couple who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We had many discussions about the church and its doctrine, but my entire life was built around the "culture" of another religion. Our going to church when I was younger was part of a family tradition. How could I give all of that up for a church I knew very little about. We went to many activities at our friends' church which kept us busy during a time when there was not very much to keep one busy. Our friends gave us a Book of Mormon for Christmas which I thanked them for and gently placed on a book shelf. The book stayed on that shelf for awhile never opened. But one day while cleaning off the books and book shelf, I saw the Book of Mormon that our friends had given to us. Some kind of feeling came over me and I decided to open to the beginning, 1 Nephi 1:1. "I Nephi having been born of goodly parents...". Reading those words brought to me a different kind of feeling, a feeling of action; it was time to finish reading the book and listen to the missionary discussions. Soon after that, we (my husband and I) were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Not only did I find out that the Book of Mormon was true, but I also found out that families are forever and that my husband and I would be able to be sealed in the temple where our marriage would become forever, not just "till death do you part".

How I live my faith

Before you can live one's faith, you have to have a testimony that what you want to live is the truth. Once I had that testimony, I could find out how I should live my life based on my faith in Jesus Christ and His teachings. I have a great love for my Savior and I know that He loves me. His life is an example of faith, humility, love and service. What better example could I find on this earth than the example of a man who lived what He knew to be true? I read my scriptures every day so that I may learn more and more about how I should be living my life. So part of living my faith is reading my scriptures every day. Trying to find opportunities to serve others is another way in which I can live my faith. Listening to a modern day living prophet gives me the opportunity to learn all that I must do in order to return to my Heavenly Father. Not only must I listen to His words, but I must live them and stay true to the things that I know to be true.