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Hi I'm Vera

I was raised in a military family with seven brothers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married mother of five children, all of whom are now grown. I attended college when my youngest son was in middle school and graduated with honors with a major in music and a minor in English literature. I now teach piano lessons in my home to students of all ages.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was very young, I knew I had a Father in Heaven. I talked to Him on a daily basis. Even in my turbulent teens, I found comfort in pouring out my heart to Him. I received answers to prayers, protection from harm, and guidance in making important decisions. I recognized early in life that families were meant to be together forever and this Church is the only place where that can happen. Although I was engaged when I met my husband, I discovered how important it was to be married in the temple for eternity. I broke off my engagement because, although I loved the young man, he couldn't take me to the temple to be married for eternity. That decision has helped me to continue moving on a path that will return me to live with my Heavenly Father. As I have raised a family with that eternal perspective, I have been grateful for a structure that helps not only me as an individual, but supports my family's goals of being worthy to return to our Father in Heaven some day, together.

How I live my faith

I always tried to participate in PTO organizations when my children were in school. We hosted and participated in teacher appreciation dinners/programs to express gratitude for the work of all the teachers who affect the lives of our family. I continue to volunteer at the schools my grandkids attend so they can learn how important it is to serve outside the family as well as in. I was just released as a Sunday School teacher for the 12-13 year olds. How inspiring to be able to teach gospel principles to those who are just learning about who they are as individuals! As a visiting teacher, I visit women in my area who may need a helping hand or just a smiling face. I feel women have the power to do so much good in society and hope to influence others to serve and grow in whatever area they find themselves.