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Hi I'm Bette

I am a twin. I have a college degree. I am now married after many years of being single. I am loving life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church all of my life but like everyone else I needed to receive an individual testimony. I did not get married until I was 44 years old. During my single life I earned a degree from a university and worked in the field of helping others discover careers and find employment. I married my "knight in shining armor" and life changed. I became a wife and the instant mother of a sixteen year old young man and a beautiful seven year old girl. My motherhood started as a part time step mother and I eventually became a full time Mom. I have many titles that I cherish ... Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister, Aunty and Friend. Family and Church are the most important parts of my life. I enjoy watching and participating in sports. I love watching BYU football, in fact, all football. Reading is also one of my passions. I must admit that getting older has both its upsides and its downsides. I watch sports more than I play now, but I appreciate the fact that I can still play at all. Serving family, friends and soon to be friends brings me much joy. After all of my years I still find that Church and Family are the center of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Th Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has set the foundation for how I live my life. I don't wake up each morning and wonder what is right and wrong in this ever changing world of values and morality. I learned in my youth through study and prayer to follow the example that Christ set for all of us. Following Christ's commandments brings me peace, joy and contentment in these troubling times. Knowing that there is modern revelation from a living Prophet, knowing that I am loved and have value and that my family is eternal makes the struggles of life worth while. Knowing that I am and will be a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister, and Aunty forever is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day. Prayer, scripture reading, serving family and friends. At the end of each day I pray that the Lord is pleased with how I have spent my time and efforts. I have served in the Church in many different capacities; teacher, youth leader, visiting other women or "Sisters" each month as a friend. Recently I was able to visit most days with a ninety-five year old Sister who was bed ridden. I met her when we first moved to this city and we attended church here for the first time. My Mother and Father had just died within weeks of each other and I was feeling lonely ... then I met this wonderful sister and was able to love her for seven years. When she was coming to the end of her life I was able to spend most days visiting with her in her home. It was the simple things of life that she enjoyed; visiting with friends, loving family, watching the birds outside of her window, and eating chocolate. She brought such joy into my life. I had the opportunity of leading and serving the women in our local church congregation. I worked with the young women ... playing, teaching, watching them grow up, go off to college, marry and have children. I now have the opportunity of serving in the Temple each week. I live my faith each day knowing that if I am in the service of my fellow man I am in the service of my God.