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Hi I'm Barbara

I grew up in Utah,I presently live in Arizona. I love traveling, grandkids,flower gardening and decorating. I am a Mormon

About Me

First and foremost I am a wife and a Mother - A Mother of 5 wonderful kids, who are now grown and have children of their own. They have blessed my life with 18 terrific grandchildren to watch over, and be an example to. They range in ages from 1 to 15. For forty-five years I was married to an ordinary man, who did extra-ordinary things, who is now deceased. He was a structural engineer, who designed Temples for the Mormon church. I served for ten years as President of the "Junior Miss Pageant" in our city. This grew into new unknown talent of building " Parade Floats", and designing dresses each year for the Jr. Miss Royalty. As is customary in our area they adorned our float in all the local parades. I was the first woman elected to serve on our City Council. Officially, I was the 2nd city councilwoman (ever) to serve, but the first one to be elected. The first councilwoman was appointed to serve for a season as "City Beautification Councilwoman" 30 years before I ran for the office and was elected. sh I LOVE to Travel - via Plane's, Train's, Cruise's or Automobile's. I have been to all 50 States, as well as 5 Continents. I never grow tired of God's handiwork wherever I may be in the world. I enjoy Flower Gardening, Decorating, The Movies, Country Music, Shopping and any Craft I can make with a "Glue Gun". I love summer thuderstorms, green grass, a clean house, the smell of fresh bread, sunshine, blue skys Grandkids, people and life in general.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of this church. However, I first realized that this Gospel is really true at the tender age of 8. I have had that knowledge reconfirmed to me at many others times in my life as well. I had just been baptised and confirmed a member of the Church. I was confirmed and received the gift of the Holy Ghost, which was a wonderful feeling that descended on me and warmed my whole being. The Holy Ghost bore testimony to me that day that this Church is True. It is the True church because we have a present day Prophet to lead and guide us and because all Priesthood Power has been restored to the earth in this dispensation of time through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I am a member because I know that.......... We Now Have the Priesthood of God here on the earth. We Now Have a Living Prophet to lead and guide us. We Now Have beautiful Temples throughout the world where we can be sealed for time & all eternity. Our Father In Heaven has a plan for each of us. He has sent us here to earth to gain a physical body. He sent us to earth as members of a family, because he knows that being a member of a family provides each of us the best opportunity of being loved and cared for on this earth. This is all part of his divine plan. It is in families that we learn to have love,serve, and hope and charity for others. WE Have been promised that we can gain Eternal Life based on our actions here on earth. WE Have the Gift of the Holy Ghost to be a constant companion to us. May God's blessings be prevelant in my life and my families life each and every day.

How I live my faith

I had ancestors that were converted in Europe, sailed to America in the most difficult of circumstances and then walked across the plains to Utah - all because they had a burning testimony that this church is true. They sacrificed all that they had for the freedom to worship as they wanted. I want to honor their sacrifices, so I live my life the best I can each and every day. I strive each day to be of service to someone, or lift their spirits that they might have joy and happiness. If I fall short, or make a mistake I can repent and try again to choose the right. Our church is all about service. We believe that when you are in the service of your fellow man you have actually been in the service of our Father in Heaven. I have served in many capacities throughout my lifetime. I have served in the Sunday School, Young Women's organizations, the Relief Society (which is the longest existing women's organization in the all the world). I have served in the Youth organizations. As we serve our fellow man by teaching or simply by being an example we increase our testimony of the divinity of this gospel. As Wickedness abounds us on all sides it is wonderful to have the inner peace that the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His eternal truths gives to us. I want to be like the apostles of old, that when they saw Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee and he said unto them - "Come follow Me", and they did and so will I.. I love the Gospel with all all my heart. I know that I will be with husband again in the eternities as well as with the rest of my family that have passed away. I want my light to so shine and to grow, so all those around me will know that I am a Mormon. I want my Testimony to grow that others may see the happiness and joy I have because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Remember - "Life is A Journey - Enjoy IT!"