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Hi I'm Delores

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and am a mother of 13 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm a mother of 13 and grandmother of 17 and greatgrandmother of 1. I love children, reading christian books both fiction and non-fiction and Historical novels. I also love watching old movies, Disney and based on true life movies. I am a big fan of the Founding Fathers with George Washington being my favorite and I am very patriotic. I am a Family History Consultant and have done a lot of genealogy. I have traced my father's parents back to the 1500's in Germany and my mother's to the 1700's. I, unfortunately have not been able to find my great, great grandmother on my mother's maternal side. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and big family gatherings especially during the holidays. I also enjoy crossword puzzles and doing Jigsaw puzzles. I garden, can foods. make homemade breads and jellies and I love to bake. My husband and I have been married 51years and enjoy studying the scriptures together, candlelight dinners, sunrises and sunsets and holding hands and just talking. Life is wonderful and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church in 1957 when I was 3 weeks shy of my 13th. birthday. I did it because my younger sister wanted to be baptised and was afraid to do it alone. I had every intention of going back to the church I was attending at the time. It was my father who was not a Mormon told me that when I was baptised I made a commitment to the church and to my Savior and that I would honor that commitment. Then my older brother told all my friends at school that I was a Mormon. They all wanted to know what a Mormon was and I had no idea. It was then that I asked the missionaries for information and I read everything they gave me. I also looked up everything I could in the library and just read and read and found myself falling in love with Mormonism, their doctrines and precepts. I came to know my Heavenly Father and Savior for the first time, that they live and love me and care about me. I felt them in my heart and came to know them not just believe in them but actually know them. I was married at 16 and at 19 my husband and i took our 3 babies to the Logan Temple in Utah and became an eternal family. I love this Gospel and the callings I have in the church. Our firstborn chid, a daughter, died and I so look forward to seeing her again. I am grateful that we are a forever family and I thank my sister for talking me into being baptised with her and my brother for telling all my friends and my dad for making me keep my commitment. I thank my Heavenly Father and Savior every day for the blessing of belonging to the Mormon Church.

How I live my faith

I have had various callings in the church some in leadership positions and in teacing. I have taught children and adults about the Savior and the Gospel. I am now a Family History Consultant and help people with their genealogy. I and another sister visit several sisters each month to give an inspirational thought and to see if there is anything they may need. This is an enjoyable way to get to know the sisters and to serve others. The church encourages us to become involved in our community so through the years I have been a PTO assisstant, a den mother, a teacher's aid and I taught the "Art Masterpiece Program" in my children's school for 5 years. I've also helped organize a block watch in our neighborhood and blockwatch parties. While with the PTO I helped organize bake sales and bazaars to help raise monies for the schools. I have had the opportunity to help several elderly sisters in their homes. That was one of my richest blessings. These sisters were all in their ninties and my life was enriched tremendously by this act of service. I came to love these sisters so much and I am sure they gave me far more than I gave them. They taught me about life. Theirs was not easy, carrying pails of water to the house for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Washing clothes on a washboard and hanging them out to dry. Heating their homes with potbellied stoves and having to use an outhouse. No electric and no air conditioning! The thing I noticed most was no complaining, They felt blessed. I feel blessed to be a member of the Mormon Church and to have had these experiences for they have strengthened my faith and my testimony.