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Hi I'm Annette Ervin

I love to quilt. I am a diabetic but I love to bake. I love where I live. I enjoy these days with my husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and myself have a wonderful blended family, we each have grown children, and between us we are blessed with 9 grandchildren. We live in paradise, both are retired. We are enjoying we each other. We living our dream. Growing up my grandma and great-grandma raised me until I was 12. Then I went to live with my mother and step-father and little brother. It was very sad because they both had drug and alcohol problems, which I had known nothing about. Eventually I went into foster care. At 16 I was married and at 18 had two children. I then found myself turning away from God and went to the dark side for many years. When I hit bottom, I went to rehab and successfully overcame my demons. Since then I have many accomplishments, schooling, a good job at a hospital, and I found my soul-mate. I take pride in my children and my grandchildren's accomplishments.

Why I am a Mormon

Time brought us to the banks of the Pend Oreille River, here. Five years later I found myself and my husband around our kitchen table studying with the Elders. Before this, my every waking moment had been filled with anger and depression, but as I studied, read, and prayed every day, I got more and more excited and found the anger leaving, a little bit every day. The more I studied and understood and had questions answered, that was my answer that this was my life change. The rest is history. Conrad and I were baptized and confirmed at the end of February, 2010. We were sealed a year later in the temple. I just never felt anything that strong. No words in the English language can express how grateful I am to my Heavenly Father for all He has given me. Life's not perfect. We have to work at it, but now I have the missing pieces and I will never lose them again.

How I live my faith

At church I love my Primary class. Those little children bring such joy to my life. They teach me every Sunday as we learn together about our Heavenly Father's plan. I visit ladies of our congregation as often as I can and enjoy their company. I go to my Sunday meetings. I was excited to go to General Conference in Utah and listen to the living prophet and apostles.