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Hi I'm Richard

I'm a father of six children (all boys except five) and five wonderful grandchildren. I love the Yankees and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from the "school of hard knocks" and work in the competitive litigation support arena. I love technology and will admit to a slight addiction to it! I love programming and the creative aspect of it. I am fortunate to have married my best friend and love spending time with her. We have been blessed with six fabulous children and so far five amazing grandchildren. We love "Skyping" with our grandchildren. I have a passion for baseball and recently have added walking to the list of things I love to do. I'm a spinal chord injury survivor and walking has taken on a new meaning for me and allows me time to reflect on the important things in life. I love listening to the scriptures as I walk trails and admire the beauty of our Creator.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was nine years old but was not active until my teenage years. As an adolescent I remember pondering life and its purpose. I believed in a divine Creator but did not know Him, yet I felt a need to know for myself. So one night, I knelt and offered the first prayer of my life and asked that I might know His purpose for me. A few months later our family moved to a new state while I was between my junior and senior years in high school. Our new home was just a few blocks from the "Church". The place I steadfastly had ignored up to that point and had hoped to continue to ignore. My younger sister came home from school one day and announced that she had signed me up for seminary and the seminary instructor had announced that if I did not attend the next day he would come and pick me up. I was furious but was not about to go through that kind of embarrassment and attended seminary the following day. To my amazement, I found what I had been searching for. I never missed another day of seminary that year. I began to pray and learn about our Savior Jesus Christ. I learned the purpose of life and felt the Savior's love for me. I have been trying since that day to "be true to the truth that our parents have cherished and for which martyrs have perished."

How I live my faith

I love teaching and working with the youth and have been blessed with several opportunities to do so. There are so many valiant and special youth today and I have been strengthened by their examples and attitudes. I am also trying to be as valiant of a home teacher as ours are! There are many opportunities to serve our neighbors and friends. My wife and I are looking forward to serving together as a senior missionary couple in a few more years. We aren't quite senior enough just yet but speak regularly of that stage of our life.