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Hi I'm Roberta

I am a wife, mom and grandma - my most 3 favorite things to do and be. I love being with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family with no religion. I have an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister. We are half brothers and sisters with 3 different fathers; but we never felt that way. I mostly grew up "country" riding horses, working with cattle and participating in High school Rodeo. I learned to work hard. I was never going to be married until I was at least 25 years old; I didn't do very well on that goal! I met Handsome! He swooped me right off my feet and sent me to cloud nine. (I'm still there actually) We married right after my High school graduation. He was LDS and would only be married in an LDS temple. I sincerely prayed about this. I knew LDS people and they were examples of what I wanted! We have been married 32 wonderful years. Life has not always been easy with many many challenges thrown at us. But with the gospel as our base and a common goal... WE ARE HAPPY! Our four children are grown and three of them married. We have 4 grandchildren. We don't have a lot of monetary wealth... but we are a close and loving family. I now work full time; not in the country anymore. I love to quilt. I also have done leather work, embroidery, tons of sewing, cross stitch, crochet, and when younger - hauled hay, drove tractor, moved sprinkler lines, and all kinds of misc work with the cattle. I love taking pictures of our family and tell the kids that it is my journal! I love to go on the 4-wheelers to the mountains. This is living!

Why I am a Mormon

I knew there was something missing in the family I grew up in. I wanted security and I wanted to be married only once. I wanted stability for my own family. I wanted a close, loving family... the storybook kind! I prayed so sincerely to make sure I was being honest with myself and not just marrying because I was "young and in-love". I had to have a testimony of my own about this church and temple marriage. The answer to my prayer came as if it was a lightening bolt. But at the same time, it was such a peaceful feeling. I was overwhelmed with such an answer to my prayer! Me a young girl, a nobody Heavenly Father heard my prayer and answered it making sure I understood His answer. I am a Mormon because it answers my questions. It helps me be a better wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. The gospel gives me hope. It is okay to want my family forever. The priesthood promises this blessing to me. I have learned that the gospel is knowledge, that will help me return to be with not only my family that I love and cherish so much, but also a loving Heavenly Father who loves "me" that much. I have been able to help teach our children integrity. What a blessing for us as parents to know what that is and then teach it to our posterity. Living the gospel has taught me integrity. Our children always heard these last words as they left our house, "Choose the Right, Do Your Best and Be Kind to Everyone!" I'm sure they didn't always follow my counsel, but it had to echo in their minds sometimes. Not the most profound counsel, but not bad.

How I live my faith

I love going to church each Sunday. It is not a social event. I go and worship my Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ who is my Savior. I partake of the Sacrament and gain a desire each week to do better in my daily activities and associating with others. I want to be and example of "Christ-like". I am not perfect by no means, otherwise... I wouldn't need my Savior. I love learning about Jesus Christ and how to become more like him. I have a desire to share what a blessing this true gospel has been for me. I have a "happy" family. We hope to be an eternal family. I and my family all have free agency. What great gifts we all have from our Heavenly Fatherthe gift of prayer, the gift to choose how we live our lives, the gift of the atonement to all who repent and accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and the many more gifts to help bring us joy. I serve with the Young Women's Program in the church. I learn so much from these girls ages 12 - 18. They have difficult decisions as they attend school and other activities. I appreciate how the gospel gives them a base of knowledge that helps them make a decision about how to handle questionable situations before they even experience the situation. They recognize promptings and have a desire to choose the right because in their hearts, they want to please our Heavenly Father. I want to please my Heavenly Father and in trying to do so have kept our family close and hopefully they will all have the same desire. I love the plan of salvation, the gospel, the priesthood blessings, the miracle of forgiveness through the Atonement and the knowledge that my Heavenly Father loves me. I am so grateful for that answer to a young girl's prayer many years ago. It came at such a crucial time in my life.