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Hi I'm Vicki

I grew up in Hawaii and California. I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I are empty nesters and loving it. I am a full time wife, mom, and grandma to a husband, four children and 8 grandchildren. My husband always says he's the 5th child in our family, but I disagree. So very often I see him as being the better mom than myself. I think that our marriage has been a success because he has been so good to me. I can't help but love him. One of our greatest blessings is our children. It has been exciting to watch them and their families growing in the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are starting their families and the learning cycle of life is making its round again. Now, we pray not only for our children, but for our grandchildren also. I love the people in my family. They are inspiration and guidance for me. They are my anchor, reminding me of the most important things in life. I love to do alot of things. I love to play sports, scrapbook, garden, organize, and just make things better. I would love to learn to play the piano or guitar without working at it. It's too bad that I'm older and wiser and know that I'll probably have to work at it. Right now, I am golfing, cycling, making scrapbooks for my family, gardening, attempting to do some family history, and taking care of our home and my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when I was a baby. We went to church occasionally. I remember different aunties taking us to church because mom did not drive. Later, as a young woman, I remember my dad and other church members taking me to youth activiites. I am grateful that they cared enough to take me to church activities. I use to think that my love for the church started as a teenager, but now I think that my beginnings in the gospel started as a child of 8 or 9 years of age, while we lived at my grandparents home. I remember some men (missionaries or members) coming to our home and sharing the Joseph Smith story on a flannel board. I remember feeling the spirit then. I thought it all made so much sense. It was as if it was an affirmation of something I already knew. I loved learning about this, but this knowledge was not continually fed or nurtured till I became a teenager. As I attended youth activities, church classes, and meetings, I started to really listen to the speakers and messages. I knew that the things that were taught were what I believed. I loved the values that were taught. Its not to say I was perfect in them. I lived in the mini skirt age and I wore short skirts. It was difficult to change from short skirts to longer skirts, but I did. I knew I needed to do this and eventually I conquered peer pressure. In those days, if you wore knee length skirts, it was not cool. I made the choice to change a behavior to parrallel what I believed in. I consider that a big faith promoting event for me.

How I live my faith

My nature is quiet and private, but the church has helped me realize that we need each other. People do need people! In the church, we are all called to serve. I have served in capacities beyond my nature. I have been asked to step outside of my box and care about others. I have many friends, members and non-members and family members who naturally love and care about others without thought or hesitation. I have learned this through my callings and serving in the community. The interesting thing about this is that although I've had to serve as a caring leader, it has been the example of the people around me that inspires and teaches me how to care and lead. I have served with youth as well as adults, and find that they teach me just as much as the adults. I love my faith because it is eternal. The thing that I love about this gospel is that there is so much to learn and I will need eternity to learn it all. Life is full of things to do, to learn, to change. I feel that we are just scratching the surface of the things that mankind has learned, and I do not understand most of it. I love progress and making things better and the church teaches those very things. I live my faith because I love my faith.