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Hi I'm Robin

I'm a mother and grandmother, happily married for 36 years years. I'm an artist and work out of my home studio. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My greatest desire in life was to become a mother. I grew up in a home with seven brothers and sisters and I loved being part of such a large family. My mother and father were wonderful examples in every way. After meeting and marrying the love of my life, we were blessed with four beautiful children and they have been such a joy. Now that they are all grown, married and having children of their own, I have precious little grandchildren, too. They are like frosting on the cake! As long as I can remember, I also wanted to become an artist. My parents encouraged me, sent me to a summer art school at age 10 and supported me through college, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design. I have had my own business for over 25 years, painting portraits in oil, pastel or pencil, working out of my home studio. Children are one of my favorite subjects. I was blessed to be able to travel and lived in many parts of the world, including Asia, the Hawiian Islands, Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe. It was amazing to be able to study works of the Great Masters in Paris, Rome, and Madrid. I love creating!

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when she met my father. He was a good Christian man with a strong belief in the Savior Jesus Christ. But he had never chosen to be baptized in any faith, although he had been searching for the truth for years. When he did become baptized, he knew he wanted to be baptized by immersion, like Jesus was. My parents were married, had eight children, and my father still had not chosen to be baptized. He did allow us to go to church with my mother each week and, most of the time, he went along with us. However, he did not allow us to be baptized at age eight. He told us that when we were 18 years of age, we could make that decision for ourselves. And so, I anxiously awaited the time that I would be able to become baptized. I knew that the gospel was true! I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the one and only true church! I was fully active in the church, attended and graduated from Primary, Mutual and early-morning Seminary, along with all of my brothers and sisters. In fact, I, along with each of my seven brothers and sisters served as leaders, officers in the presidencies in each of our Seminary classes, even though we were not yet baptized. How happy I was to finally be baptized shortly after graduation from high school, and to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. And what joy we all had when my father announced, after 27 years of marriage to my mother, that he was going to be baptized! He chose to be baptized in the Pacific Ocean, near our home where we lived. A few years later, when my parents were sealed in the temple, all but my youngest brother were already married to their own spouses in the temple. How beautiful to be gathered as a family around the alter with all of them in the Lord's Holy House and to know that we were sealed together as a family for time and all eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching my children and grandchildren about the gospel, by sharing my testimony with them and those with whom I come into contact with each day. I also share the gospel through my paintings, as much of my artwork is centered around a gospel theme. Because I have such a strong belief in the Savior Jesus Christ and it is so much a part of me, it is only natural that the message of the gospel is reflected in my work. I am presently serving as an Ordinance Worker in the LDS Temple near my home. I get up every Thursday morning at 3:30am and travel an hour to the temple to begin my 6am-noon shift. What a blessing it has been in my life! I am also serving in our stake as the Cultural Arts Specialist and organize several major cultural events each year in which the surrounding community is invited. These events include such things as exhibitions of creative and performing arts, dramatic events, musicals and special Christmas and Easter performances. I try to follow the perfect example of the Savior, although I know I fall short much of the time. I just keep trying and setting new goals for myself. It helps so much to attend church each week and partake of the sacrament and renew my baptismal covenants. I love listening to the counsel of our Prophet, President Monson, and the apostles. I love to read and ponder the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I am thankful for the sweet and comforting influence of the Holy Ghost. I can't imagine my life without it! I try to be kind and serve those around me. I hope that others, seeing me, will notice something different. I hope that I can be a light to the world. I want to share the truth of the gospel with all that may want to hear it. I look forward to my husband's retirement, when we will go on a full-time mission together.