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Hi I'm Wilma

I grew up in Missouri. I love reading, crafts spending time with family and playing with my grandsons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family! I'm a daughter, a mother and a wife. The best times I can recall are those spent with my family--working together, laughing and enjoying one another. I love to read and learn new things. I enjoy making crafts for my friends and family and especially enjoy making things for my grandsons to keep them busy and learning. My husband and I have traveled many miles through the years just to be with extended family. In college I studied Business Administration with a major in Office Administration. I am organized and love the challenge of looking at systems and processes and finding more efficient, up-to-date ways to accomplish tasks. After raising our family as a stay-at-home mom, I went back to work and have worked in the public school system for the past 11 years.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a close-knit Christian family taught me the values of working together, loving one another and being loyal to one another. As a small child, I vividly remember being taught at church that if you were baptized (or 'saved') you would go to heaven. There, I was also taught that we'd be happy--whether the people we loved were there or not. I remember my parents teaching me that God loved us and wanted us to be happy. I could not imagine a heaven without my entire family there too! When I went to college, I had the opportunity to watch a Mormon family and see how they interacted with one another. They laughed and worked and played together. It was obvious that their best times together were family times. They were a normal family with all the health and financial problems that come, but their closeness and love for one another and for their faith gave them a strength and distinction that admired. Theirs was a family like my parent's and like I wanted for myself one day. As I learned more about their faith, I learned they believed families can be together forever--in fact, that was their goal! I have never regreted my decision to convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! My own family has still faced challenges, but our testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has given us strength and the perspective of eternity to help us persevere and face whatever has come our way. Knowing that my husband and I were married for time and all eternity and that our children and grandchildren can be ours forever, helps us strive each day to be better examples and better people. Although my extended family has not joined the Church, I know they admire the way we live our lives and the things we have taught our children. They recognize that we are better people for our faith.

How I live my faith

I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I try to remember him each day as I interact with students and staff at school; I try to follow his example and treat each person with courtesy and kindness. I have been blessed to have taught children and youth in the Church for the past twenty-five years and watched them grow and become wonderful parents and teachers themselves. My children have grown to be wonderful parents who strive each day to remember that their own children are literal children of a loving Heavenly Father. They bless my life as they teach their children that our family is the most important thing in mortality and that we want to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that we may return to live with him one day as a united family. My life is a success because of my faith in Jesus Christ and my membership in His Church helps me continue to grow and learn every day.