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Hi I'm Virginia

I'm a divorced mother of 3. I work full-time and go to college part-time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am blessed to be the mother of 3 amazing children. I always wanted to be a mother. Until last year I was a stay-at-home mom. I love spending time with my children, taking them on picnics to the park, playing Sorry and Parcheesi, reading stories together. Unfortunately I am divorced now and work full-time as a receptionist. I still take my kids to the park and we play board games together, just less often than we used to. I am also very active in all my children's activities. I am president of my daughter's youth group. I volunteer in my sons' Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack. And on top of all that I have also gone back to school to finish my Bachelor's Degree. In my free time (yeah right!) I love to read! Not a day goes by that I don't pick up a book, even if it's just for a half hour. I scrapbook when I find the time. And I actually like to sew. My mom taught me. I don't sew my children's clothes like my mom did, but I do find time to sew things like curtains, Superman capes, and wizard hats. And I hope to be a middle school or high school math teacher when I finish college. My life in very full -- and I wouldn't change a thing!

Why I am a Mormon

My family is Mormon so I grew up in the church. My ancestors were Mormon pioneers, so being Mormon is part of my heritage. But the faith of your parents can only take you so far. There comes a time when you have to decide for yourself. So I prayed for answers, and the Spirit whispered to me that I already knew the truth and to continue down the path the Lord had chosen for me. I'm a Mormon because I cannot deny the truth of the gospel. Going through a divorce has been earth-shattering for me. But through it all the gospel gives me peace and joy. I am surrounded by the love of a Heavenly Father who is mindful of me and who answers my prayers. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that knowledge gives me strength to overcome anything that life throws at me. Living the gospel makes me stronger than I'd be alone. Living the gospel helps me to see the silver lining in the clouds. Living the gospel help me want to be a better person.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned I am president of my daughter's church youth group. This means 4 or 5 meetings every month, along with organizing an activity every Wednesday night. It takes a lot of time, but I wouldn't trade it for anything! Helping these amazing girls to draw closer to Jesus Christ is one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done, next to motherhood. I also 'visit teach' 2 women in our church. This means we get to visit at least once a month, talk , laugh, cry and support each other. And they know if they need anything they can call me. A ride if their car breaks down, a babysitter in a pinch, dinner brought in if they are sick. We are there for each other. My children and I find time in our busy schedule to read the sripture together. We also pray as a family, morning and night. Nothing beats starting out our day like saying a prayer together as a family. It gives us the strength to face what the world throws at us. During the school year, I drive my daughter to her early morning seminary class every morning before school. And once a week we have Family Home Evening, a time for us as a family. No one schedules anything that night so we can spend it together. But those are just the big things. I live my faith in the little things I do everyday. Letting the guy in front of me on the highway instead of cutting him off. Giving back that extra dollar to the clerk at the grocery store. Deciding which tv shows to watch and what music to listen to. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not just about what I do on Sunday, its about what I do every day of my life to be more like Jesus.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

I was able to go on a mission before starting my family. Being a missionary was an incredible experience. Sometimes I think I learned more about the gospel than I taught. Missionaries share what they call a discussion, not a lesson. During a discussion you will be able to ask questions and will be asked to share how you feel and what you think. Missionaries share a message about Jesus Christ and his Atonement. They will talk about our Heavenly Father plan of salvation, which if we follow it will allow us to return to Him. Show more Show less