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Hi I'm Ronna

I'm a stay-at-home mom. I have 3 boys, the youngest has Down syndrome. I am a homemaker and caretaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home Mom (with a capital "M") of three boys. Each of my boys, in his own unique way, has shaped my life, helped me learn, grow, and become. I wouldn't trade or change one of them. My youngest son, has Down syndrome, why do I mention this? Because what I perceived as a tragedy, before he was born, has turned out to be one of the greatest adventures I could have imagined. We knew before he was born that he has Down syndrome. Given the medical options of today -- He was our CHOICE! It never ceases to amaze me, that he is recognized and known everywhere we go, and I am known....as "his mom". As a stay-at-home Mom, I've often wondered what I have to offer the world. What special, significant, important thing do I do? What do I contribute? Often times, I can't come up with anything. And then I see the "men" that my boys are becoming, the influence they have on those around them, the good they do, what they give the world, and I realize that being a Mom is the most important thing I have to offer....teaching my boys to be good, honest, caring and compassionate men is what I contribute and the good they do, could help change the world. There are things I do "for me" -- I love to write, read and quilt. I love to share what I create -- whether cooking a meal or making a quilt. I love to be surrounded by laughter, good food, friends and family!

Why I am a Mormon

God, or as I've always thought of Him, my Heavenly Father, has always been part of my life. I was taught at a young age that I could pray, and that my prayers would always be heard and answered. This has always been the case, I've not always received the answer I wanted, but my prayers have always been heard and answered. I know, that regardless of the trial, the things going on in my life -- I am never alone, because I can pray and God will hear, answer and send help and comfort through the Holy Ghost. Jesus Christ is my Savior. It never ceases to amaze me that His sacrifice includes me, and that if I were the only person on earth to ever need His atoning sacrifce, He still would have suffered and died -- for me. He is my friend. I have read the Book of Mormon, prayed to know of it's truthfulness and received a witness from the Holy Ghost that it is true. It is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It supports and adds it's voice to the Bible, in witness of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world, and the only begotten Son of the Father. A Father who loves His children, gave prophets in ancient days. He doesnt loves us less and so has given us a prophet to lead and guide us, in this day and age. The fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through a prophet, Jospeh Smith. Our Father has a plan -- a plan for the happiness of His children. He excludes none -- any and all can know of His plan, the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a modern day prophet, and the Book of Mormon. Just ask. Ask with faith, and you will receive an answer.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to work in our ward (congregation) in many areas. I have worked in the Women's organization, teaching and in administrative capacities. I have taught the youth, and helped them learn to plan, organize and carry out successful activities. I currently work and serve in the organization that serves the children 18 months-old to 11 year-old. Each month I visit two other women from our ward, to build friendships, minister to needs, and to remind them they are not alone -- that God, and Jesus Christ and I love them. Because my son has spent many days in Children's hospitals, I am working on a year-long project to complete one lap quilt a month to donate to our local Children's hospital. It seems such a small thing -- to make a quilt and donate it, but I know, from personal experience, that quilts that are donated, bring comfort, strength in trial, a sense of care and love that dispels the notion of being forgotten -- to patients and parents alike. These quilts are cherished and loved. I know, because we've received several. A small thing with great dividends!