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Hi I'm Patty

I'm a Mormon. I've lived in Colorado for 29 years. My husband and I have eleven grown children.

About Me

My name is Patty and I'm a mom. In fact I'm a mom of eleven beautiful, wonderful children. The first question people ask when they find out I have eleven children is: "Are you a Mormon or a Catholic." And my answer is: "I'm a Mormon!" The next question is: "What does your husband do for a living?" In other words, "How on earth do you support eleven children?" We have always been frugal, and we have been happy without every luxury in the world. And we have taught our children to work and help pay for some of their expenses. Having a large family is a lot of work, but the joy and happiness we have experienced have made it more than worth the work. Our children are all grown now. Eight of them are married to wonderful spouses. We have twenty four precious grandchildren. Two daughters are still single and looking for Mr. Right. Our youngest, a son, is serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, in Buenos Aires Argentina. I love to cook. I make delicious home made bread. I try to have fresh, fragrant, homemade bread ready when one of our children comes home to visit. Then whenever they smell homemade bread, it will remind them of home and family. I also love to read, and have relished the opportunity to sit down and read an entire book without interruption, since my children have left the nest!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. My father was a member, but my mother didn't join the Church until she was sixty-five. I made a personal decision to be an active Latter Day Saint, as a young adult. Through prayer and personal inspiration, I've come to know that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ. I love knowing that I am a child of a Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ and feel such overwhelming gratitude to Him for His atoning sacrifice. Family is at the center of our religion. I love the teachings that help families to be happy and righteous. The clear teachings of virtue, honesty, and Christlike love for all, help me and my family to be successful and happy in a sometimes unrighteous and confused world. The teachings of the church help me to know what is truly worthwhile and important in life. I love the scriptures that give me examples of how to live, how to face trials, how to treat others, and comfort me and strengthen my faith.

How I live my faith

Over the years, as I have volunteered in our children's schools and other activities, and in our community, I have tried to be a happy, positive, enthusiastic, kind, hard working woman. I hope that I have been able to lift others by my example. I have served in the church in many areas. I've taught little children, teenages girls, and adults the Gospel. I currently help lead the women's organization in our congregation. We meet every Sunday for a spiritual lesson. We also have weekday activities, such as play groups, and classes to improve our skills in homemaking, give service, learn how to be more self reliant, increase our spirituality, and other areas of interest. These activities build strong bonds of friendship and support among the women. I help oversee the visiting teaching program, which assigns two women, to visit at least once a month and to be special friends, to each woman in our congregation. Visiting teachers give service when needed. I have been enriched by the opportunities that I've had to serve others in the community and in church settings.