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Hi I'm Roxanne

I'm an adoptive parent. I have been a foster parent. I homeschool one of my children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a daughter and a homeschooling mom. I love to learn new things. Horseback riding is this year's new skill. What began as support for my daughter's equestrian interests has exploded into a family passion. I also love to read, and to create. I paint, sew, knit, work wood, and make crafts of all kinds. Camping, hiking and playing games are some of the things I enjoy doing with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in a Mormon family, I did not have many Mormon friends. As a teen, my friends began to challenge my beliefs and I had to search for my own answers. I investigated a couple of my friend's churches but felt very uncomfortable with them. It wasn't just that the other churches were different, they felt as though a key component was missing. One friend accused me of being dependent on too many unnecessary bells and whistles. But I realized that what was missing was the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit testifying of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ as it is taught and lived by the Later-Day Saints. Now, I am a Mormon because I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon and prayed to know that the teachings in them are true. I feel a burning deep in my soul that tells me that Jesus Christ lives, that he is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that the words in the Book of Mormon are true. I know that the Lord has a prophet on the earth today who, at this time, is Thomas S. Monson. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the Lord and that he restored the Lord's priesthood to the earth and was called by God to restore His church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church each Sunday, studying the scriptures, praying, gathering with my family on Monday nights to have some fun and to discuss how we can be better at living the Gospel, by listening to the Prophet, Apostles, and other church leaders when they speak, and doing my best to live God's commandments each day. I teach a class of 10-11 year-old children at church each Sunday. This gives me an extra incentive to study the scriptures and church teachings so that I can be prepared to have meaningful discussions with the children. As a mother, I also feel a strong responsibility to teach my children the Gospel in our home. So I make sure to be at home and available to them as often as possible to connect with each child and talk about the things on their minds and help them to understand how various Gospel principles apply to them. I also enjoy having similar discussions with my husband. I think that this is one of the things that keeps our marriage (24 years!) strong.