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Hi I'm Pam

I'm a taxi-mom, I'm a shoe lover and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of five wonderful - mostly wonderful - kids. They range from college age to middle school. I work part-time as a bookkeeper for my husband’s business from my home office. I value being at home during the crossroads of my kids’ day when I become taxi-mom. My kids have piano lessons, gymnastics and taekwondo, as well as scouts and young women youth groups, and now, Driver’s Ed. My schedule seems extremely full. Our oldest daughter married a great young man three years ago. I am so excited to be a grandmother next February. It is the reward for enduring over a decade of teenagers. I am embarrassed to admit but I really love shoes. I always buy them on sale but I just love them. I see them homeless in the store and I rescue them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew-up in a very strong, Christian home. Our family attended the Presbyterian Church. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ came easily to me. But I felt that faith was more than just a verbal confirmation that Jesus is the Christ; I felt that having faith in Christ should be evident in every aspect of my life. When the missionaries came to our home and taught our family, and when I met the members of the ward, I realized the commitment they had to the Savior, and the accompanying peace and joy they seemed to exude, and I wanted what they had. Some may feel the commandments are restrictive, but I find that as I try to follow the Savior’s teachings, I find safety. I feel that the commandments are a manifestation of the love of God. As a parent, I provide guidelines for my children to help them avoid the pitfalls of life. The Church provides a firm foundation of strength and security. The truths of the doctrines provide a standard against which I measure the value of all other choices in my life. I am honestly happy with the life the Lord has given me. Last year, the doctors informed us that my husband may have lung cancer. Over the next two months, through two biopsies and a resultant life-threatening abscess near his heart, my faith in Jesus Christ gave me a sense of peace and calm that helped me support him during this trial, as we received the miracle we prayed for – that his condition is temporary and non-cancerous. I love the Lord and His Church, and the way the Gospel makes me feel. Even when there are no words to convey comfort, I can feel the love of the Lord.

How I live my faith

I have recently been involved with the children’s organization in our ward. I love the simple and sincere faith of children! They believe so easily and understand more than for which we give them credit. I love that the gospel is so basic that an eight-year-old child can understand it enough to commit to the covenant of baptism and discipleship, and that on the other hand, it is so complex that we are always learning and growing.