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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a daughter. I'm a sister. I'm a teacher. I'm a friend. I'm a cat lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an educator. I have been working in schools as either a teacher or administrator for the past 26 years. My area of focus has been working with students who have special needs, primarily behavioral difficulties. I enjoy helping others and assisting them in developing skills which will enable them to be successful as adults. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I have been blessed with wonderful parents, four brothers and 11 nieces and nephews who bring great joy into my life. In my free time, I serve in the temple, work with the young women in our church, and knit, crochet or work on cross stitch projects. I am also an avid reader--one who enjoys mysteries. I like to try to solve them as I am reading, but must admit that sometimes I have to check the ending then go back and read the book to see how the author brought us to that resolution.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be born to parents who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My father was raised in the church and my mother joined the church shortly after they were married. I have found the teachings of the gospel to be my foundation as I have progressed through the stages of my life. As a single woman who has never married, I find peace and comfort in the knowledge that I am a Daughter of God. I know that He loves me as much as He loves my married friends who are mothers and now grandmothers. As I strive to live my life in accordance with the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, my relationships with my Heavenly Father and with Jesus Christ continue to grow. I feel close to them and able to receive the assurance that I am making the choices which will lead me to eternal life. I know that I will be provided the same opportunities as my married friends through eternity as I emmulate the teachings of our Savior. The gospel of Jesus Christ has given me a sense of purpose and direction as I progress through this earthly journey. As a teenager, I tried to imagine what my life would be like with out the gospel in it, I could not do that. I could not see that I would be happier if I did not have the teachings in my life. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have and opportunites to continue to learn and grow.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others both in our community and in the church. I am blessed to serve weekly in the temple. Throughout my life I have spent many years working with the young women in our church. I have taught them and helped to plan activities for them. I also have participated in our women's organization by teaching, helping others and doing my visiting teaching. I love the relationships I develop with other women by making monthly visits to women I am asked to check in with during the month. I love the women's organization in the church and the friendships I gain there. In addition to serving in the church, I try to learn more about our Savior. I read my scriptures and pray. My goal is to develop a relationship with our Savior so I not only can know what his teachings are, but can also know him as an individual. I spend time with my family to continue to develop eternal relationships. In the community I try to be an example of the Savior's teachings in all of my interactions with others.