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Hi I'm Gwen

I'm a Mormon. My husband has multiple sclerosis so I work outside the home while taking care of him and our teenage son.

About Me

I've always loved the outdoors and I take long walks with my best friend every morning as a way of staying fit and preparing for the. I love being a wife and mother - although having a disabled husband and a teenage son at the same time is a combination proving to be somewhat exhausting. Thankfully, my walking partner is a family psychologist so I basically get free therapy session every day. :D I was single until age 34 so I had the opportunity to become established in my career before I got married. I remember feeling badly about not being married or having children in my 20's when all my sisters were raising their children. My husband has been unable to work since 2000, so having a career prior to having our son has enabled me to provide for my family. This has been an enormous blessing and is evidence that Heavenly Father knew what I would need long before it was needful. I have 5 sisters all of whom are married and have children and grand children - and live in different parts of the country. One of my favorite things is our annual sister's reunion. We gather in one of our homes for a week of shopping, eating, laughing, playing games, reconnecting and enjoying the sites and activities of whatever city we're in. Our spry (now 78 year old) mother joins us and we have a blast reminiscing about the crazy things we did growing up. Family is everything to me. I wouldn't be who I am or be capable of doing what I do without my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon because of the values associated with living its teachings. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ makes me feel happy and is helping me become a better person - a person I am proud to be.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunities to serve people in one-on-one ways, as well as in large-scale community service projects. I've served in a variety of callings - all of which have brought me great joy and required me to step outside of my comfort zone and learn to do things I didn't know I was capable of doing. I've taught the youth, primary children and adults and have served as in various leadership capacities. Because of my service, I have become close friends with dozens and dozens of people whom I might not have had a chance to really get to know otherwise. As I serve, my testimony of the Savior and his mission and ministry have expanded and deepened and I feel Christ-like love for others as I serve them and as I am served by them. My life is richer, fuller and happier because I am a Mormon.