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Hi I'm Cindy

I grew up in Washington State. I am a wife, a mother, and grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a middle-aged mother, grandmother, and wife to a wonderful man of 38 years. My most cherished joys are my 12 grandchildren and family. It brings me happiness to be together as a family, especially interacting with our grandchildren. I love to read, cook, take walks and be outside. I love learning and trying new things. As a profession, I worked as a Medical Transcriptionist. Now, I am an online instructor in a Medical Transcription program.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of something my husband said to me many years ago when we were dating. My husband had joined the church two years previous to our meeting. As our relationship began to approach a more serious nature, he told me that he wanted to tell me something. I don't know why, but I thought he was coming to tell me that he was breaking up with me. He said to me, "I have something very important to tell you. I am a Mormon." I had no idea what that meant. He continued by telling me how important his faith was to him. What really touched my heart and spirit was what he said next. He said, "We believe that families can be together forever. That's what I want for my family." We do not marry "until death do us part" but for eternity with our families. I joined the Mormon Church a year and a half after we were married. Now we have a "forever" family. The church has set a wonderful standard and pattern for us to raise our four children and live our lives with faith in Jesus Christ. We feel His spirit in our home. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is what makes me happy, to have faith and hope for the future and, best of all, to know that our family is united forever in Christ's love.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith daily. I love that the church is part of my life everyday and not just on Sunday. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is intertwined in every aspect of my life. Serving in the church helps me to learn and grow and gives me the opportunity to meet people and build friendships. Serving helps me to develop love and compassion for others. I have had all kinds of experiences serving in the church. Some experiences have included teaching the young children, the young women and women of the church. I have served in the church library as well as helping in our community cleaning up neighborhoods, working together with the city to beautify homes, plant trees in the local park, and donate food and clothing to local charities. Currently, I meet twice a month with girls ages 8-11 organizing fun activities that can be gospel oriented, help the girls to develop their talents, and to serve others. One of my most cherished ways I have found to serve in the church is to visit the elderly ladies living in the various care centers in our community. I make the visits with my friend monthly or more often. In the church this is called Visiting Teaching. We visit together bringing an encouraging message from the church and keeping watch over these precious women. Many friendships are made and we always come away feeling so grateful to know these special women.