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Hi I'm Charmaine

I'm a Mormon. I grew up on a cattle ranch in the mountains of Utah. I live in Nebraska and sell castles to wonderful folks.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother to 4 talented children & g'ma to 6 awesome g'kids. I learned to work long hours, until the job was done, on my Dad's & Mom's cattle ranch. I have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education & Zoology. I have been a rodeoer, horse trainer for wester style riding & Thoroughbred race horses, 4-H Horsmanship leader, substitute school teacher, soccer & softball coach and competitor in many other sports. I love to sky dive and ride my little Harley, go camping & hiking and I also enjoy water sports and dancing. I'm into running because it keeps me healthy. Even though I grew up in the mountains, I am hooked on living in the Prairielands of the Midwest. I would be a Master gardener, if it wasn't for my two black thumbs. My daughter gave me a small tombstone for one of my plants that says "I tried, but it died."

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I have been a Mormon all my life, it is my choice to be active in my religion. I have felt the love of my Savior & Heavenly Father and I love them. I have a strong desire to continue feeling their love and to do so I must be obediant. Striving to be obediant to the commandments is not easy. Sometimes I feel like for every step forward I go two steps back. My motivation to keep His commanments is the love of my family. My joy is full when we are together and I want that joy to last forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping others. I visit a variety of people on a regular basis so we can help and encourage each other in our daily lives. I have been a mentor to the same young person for six years. I love working with and being with young people. Most of my adult life I have taught young people through 4-H, mentoring, substitute teaching, Sunday school, coaching, chaparoning school trips and week long camps with church youth. There are two main things I try to teach the youth: 1- do not "settle" for anything - keep your standards and goals high & work to achieve them, you will never regret it; 2 - Our Savior & Heavenly Father knows each of us individually and loves us. They know us by name. They want the best for each of us and will guide & protect us in all things, but, we have to ask, listen & obey! I read & ponder the holy scriptures on a regular basis. This gives me strength to be more obediant and faithful. Each Sunday I look forward to partaking of the Sacrament and pondering the Atoning sacrifice of my Savior. I love to learn more of the Savior in Sunday school and to fellowship with my "church family". They are good people who strengthen me and help me to keep moving forward in the Gospel.