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Hi I'm Pam Driscoll

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've just turned 49 years old. I'm happily married and the mom to 4 children and 4 step children and I'm grammy to 2 adorable young boys. Our two youngest boys live at home and go to school. I stay at home with them and help my husband run his two companies. I'm active in a 12 step recovery program that has blessed my life. I love to work with other women who are in recovery. I've just made my first quilt top and I got a puppy this summer to help ease my empty nest syndrome. (My youngest grandson started Kindergarten this year!) I love to read and cook for fun!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 33 years old, I found myself suffering from alcoholism and feeling like there was no hope for me of ever being happy and living a good life. I found help and entered into treatment and a 12 step program. As I began to get better and to start building a new sober life, I wanted more spirituality in my life. I began to go "church shopping". I tried many different churches, some really great, some unusual. The man I had begun dating happened to be LDS. He suggested I try his church. I did. And I kept "shopping". My husband and I were married in a civil ceremony and I began attending the LDS church practically every week. The women at church went out of their way to make sure I felt comfortable every Sunday and didn't feel left out. They were always happy to answer all my questions about the church. We associated with the neighbors who happened to be LDS. Our children were involved in the youth programs. We were blessed to become pregnant right away and our first child together was born 10 months after we were married. In the LDS church, a newborn child is given a "blessing" by the father during Sacrament meeting. As my husband was prounouncing the blessing on our son, I distinctly heard the spirit say to me that it was time to make a decision about what I was going to do about religion. I needed to get off the fence and become baptized in the LDS church. I needed to make this decision to bring my family closer together and to provide continuity for them. I needed to join the church because it was the right thing for me to do. I took the missionary discussions in secret and after taking every discussion, I made the choice to be baptized in the church. It has turned out to be the best decision of my life and has blessed me greatly in everything that I do.

How I live my faith

I remind myself every day that I'm an alcoholic in recovery and a daughter of God. Then I remind myself that the Lord is in charge and I'm not. Then I think of all my many blessings (a gratitude list if you will) and thank the Lord for them and the good people that He has put in my life. I love to serve the people around me. I love to work with the younger children in the church. Their trust, honesty and faith remind me that I need to keep my testimony as simple as theirs. I need to love the Lord, try to be like Jesus in all that I do and the Lord will take care of me and my family. I understand now that My Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to return to live with him some day. He knows me and my joys and my difficulties. I understand that I am here in this body on this earth to learn of His ways, to be tested and to do hard things and be happy so that I can live with my family forever. I understand that Jesus Christ is His son. He was sent to earth to be an example to us of how to live. Through His Atonement, we all can be forgiven of our imperfections. Through Christ, my best is good enough, He makes up the difference.