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Hi I'm Sandra

I grew up in Idaho and currently live in Colorado where I raised seven children and now enjoy ten grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have ovarian cancer. I was diagnosed in 2006. At that time I thought cancer was something that happened to somebody else, even though my mother died of cancer. In the beginning chemotherapy was administered with the intent to cure. In recent years the goal has been to control the cancer while maintaining quality of life. Through the many treatments for the disease I have been comforted in knowing that Heavenly father Knows me, He loves me, and He is in charge. In the meantime, I enjoy my children and grandchildren. With each new grandchild I crochet a baby blanket. I am invited to football games, school plays and programs, band concerts, and orchestra concerts. I read, dabble in gardening, and take pleasure in maintaining our home. Sometimes I even engage in a sewing project. On my bookshelf is a folder for each couple on my pedigree chart for four generations. Each folder contains histories, pictures, family group sheets, and related documents for the families involved. Collecting these materials is an ongoing process that helps me get to know those who have gone before. I am working on a project to scan all the negatives produced by our family over a forty four year period. The intent is to share the images with all members of the family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fifth generation Mormon. My ancestors were among those who studied and found the truth for themselves in the early days of the church and thereby embraced the gospel. Some were in Missouri and Nauvoo at a time when Mormonism was not popular and Mormons were persecuted. Six of my direct line ancestors were in a handcart group who started west late in the season and encountered early winter storms and much hardship. Five of the six survived that trek. Others traveled west by covered wagon. Still others sailed the ocean before crossing the continent first by rail and then by covered wagon. After arriving at their destination, many left to colonize other areas in the mountain west. I was born a Mormon, Originally, I am a Mormon because of the "traditions of my fathers." . However, I have studied and prayed to know of the truth for myself. I have found that the Mormon Church is the Kingdom of God on the earth and that Jesus Christ lives. He is the head of the Mormon Church. I find great joy in living the teachings of the His church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ. I am aware of my neighbors and help when I see a need. I have the opportunity each month to visit, with a companion, other women who are members in their homes. I take a short message with each visit and offer to be of service to them. Most of all we develop a sisterhood, a love for each other. I attend church meetings on a regular basis and accept assignments to serve in those meetings. Most often my assignments have to do with teaching. I find that I experience great growth as I prepare to teach.