Hi I'm Virginia
I was raised in Washington state. Always loved the outdoors and doing physical activities. Mom to 6 grandma to 25. I'm a Mormon.
I live with constant pain and am unable to do the things I use to love. I have found new things that I love to do now. I do some gardening mostly flowers. I love to do genealogy. Not that I am successful much but I love doing it. I have met some relatives that I did not know I had. Lots of fun. I love to swim if my skin could handle it I would live in the water. I enjoy old movies espically English classics. I like things to be plain and simple. Hugs and kisses(on the check) are awesome. I enjoy games card, board where you interact with others. Everyone wins if you had fun is my moto. Reading the scriptures is a great time for me I love the stories and the insights I receive each time I read them. Its like eating a juicy orange one section at a time. I also enjoying reading biographies and history. Not much into fiction except movies. I love music like Andy Williams,Barbra Striestand, Sha na na. I love every day I am alive and am Greatful to the Lord for giving it to me. The Pacific Northwest is the best place to live!!
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because it is where I am the happiest and have the most peace. I know that it is God's kingdom here on the earth. I know that He loves me. I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it contains the word of God. I knew it while reading it as the Holy Ghost bore wittness to me while reading it. Nothing loud or grand like fireworks. A warm and inviting peacefull blanket of love and protection envelope me. I use to wonder if there was a God or if I was a pupet on strings and had no control of my life. I was scared and felt unloved most of the time. There was not alot of love in my world just pain emotional pain. I remember begging to know what to do and wishing I was dead mostly. Somehow the Lord got me through those years and gave me the chance to learn for myself. I did not hear or listen at first but than I finally did and I opened up my scriptures and started to read and got on my knees and prayed to know. I shed many a tear and learned to listen so I could know for myself. Now I do and my testimony grows stronger each time I read, pray,and listen. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints because it has the truth, I can find the answers to my questions, I have peace in my heart, the power of the priesthood is here, It is not confusing it is simple and beautiful, in the name of Jesus Christ amen
How I live my faith
I accept my callings and do them to the best of my ability. I know that if I do I will be guided and receive the help I need. I have worked with the small children, youth (teenagers), and adults. I have organized group activities and tournaments. Taught people to play sports fairly and to do their best and watched them improve. I have organized campouts and hikes and help youth to organzie them and enjoyed them. Taught people how to cook, can/preserve, and sew. I have done water rescues, clean campgrounds, work with the Boy Scouts of America. I have cried and laughed, sang, and played alongside youth and adults while we did these things. I have found relatives I never knew and if it had not been for my different callings I would not have grown so much and learned so much. I would have kept sinking into the floor till I was no more. I am here I do my best everyday and love to help others to keep on going and do what I can so we can all be successful at being us.