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Hi I'm Pam

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and a teacher who works with elementary students who have reading difficulties. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I fell in love and married a wonderful man who was my best friend and high school sweetheart. We have had an amazing life together constantly learning about and trying new things. We have attended ceramic, leather work, scuba diving, wood working, and Tae Kwon Do classes as a couple, and for the past 18 years we have been involved in civil war and pioneer living history reenacting. I attended college full time for a year, but by the end of our first year of marriage, I was expecting our first child and so I took time off from my studies to be a full time mom. However, over the next thirty years, I took one or two classes at a time from eight different universities to eventually earn my BA and M.Ed. degrees while we traveled the world as a military family. We had two energetic sons and two outgoing daughters who quickly took up most of our time and energy. We were the typical parents who were involved in watching countless swim meets, track meets, basketball games, wrestling matches, band expositions, speech contests and supporting all the extra curricular activities involved in raising a family. It was a busy season in our lives, but we loved every minute of it. Now that my children are married with children of their own, I've redirected my energy into being a grandmother to our 13 grandchildren and being a reading teacher at an elementary school. I also am currently enjoying serving in my church, running each morning, and spending time with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a heritage in the Mormon religion, but as with most things, a strong belief and faith in God has to be developed on one's own. I felt guided and directed by God as I prayed to find out for myself if I should be an active member of the Mormon religion. The sweet peaceful assurance that the path I was following was what God wanted me to do can never be denied. I have been blessed throughout my life with many experiences that have led me to a strong belief and faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, I decided early in my life that I wanted to follow the teachings of Christ and become a practicing member of this religion that I had a legacy in. I feel that the teachings of the Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints have helped me experience a closeness to God and have brought a peace and happiness into my life that is very special to me for which I feel very grateful.

How I live my faith

I hope and pray that everything I do, say, or how I live my life is evidence that I live my faith. It is important to me to attend church regularly, always have a prayer in my heart, read and ponder the scriptures, serve others, and live a Christ-centered life. I especially think it is important to serve others. In my profession, I help children overcome reading difficulties; and therefore, I strive everyday to be guided in what will help them the most. This is the way I tried to raise my family and the way I've striven to live my life everyday. I have been given many opportunities to serve others in my life and find that this has brought great joy and happiness to me.