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Hi I'm Pat

I grew up in Idaho but now live just outside of Glenwood, IA. I am a wife, a mom, a grandma, an insurance agent and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was very young my parents were killed in an airplane crash. I was raised by a very righteous woman, my grandmother, along with my four siblings, one of which is my identical twin sister. We were taught the gospel in church but mostly by her example of righteous living. We were taught that "Families can be together forever" through our desires and choices. I learned "joy" and hard work from her. I also learned that education was vital to our journey here on earth. Therefore, I became a registered nurse to help others and eventually received my Masters Degree. This became important as I am now a mother of 7 grown children and currently have 15 beautiful grandchildren! By example, I have tried to instill spiritual education and secular education to my children and grandchildren. I love learning! I am married to a wonderful man who honors his callings as a Priesthood holder, husband and father. We love our family and truly enjoy each other!

Why I am a Mormon

I KNOW that I'm a child of God. I know that this wonderful earth was created for us to raise our families in righteousness and to live so that our family can return to our Father in Heaven and live with him eternally. Through living the principles and doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus and through His atoning sacrifice, I know that my family and I are known and loved by a Father in Heaven and His son. How grateful I am for the sacrifices of so many on my behalf to make this possible!

How I live my faith

It's important be an active member of our ward/stake. This is a church of service, not just for those being served but for those serving. I find that when I am serving, I am focused on those who will be in need of that service, not myself and my problems. I have served with the youth of the church for many, many years. When you see a struggling person work so hard at a project, a handcart trek, search the scriptures and then see the light in her eyes begin to shine, I cannot deny that the Lord has touched her heart and cradled her in His continuing love forever. There is no greater joy than to see your children teaching their children about the gospel! I am involved with organizations within my surrounding communites that are uplifting and do good for others. This reflects my standards and principles. Ihave worked in the Foster Care Program hoping to bring a positive aspect and love to those who have suffeerd greatly at the hands of others. So rewarding! I feel as if I can represent the Lord, my family and myself by the little things I choose to do everyday in living the Gospel.