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Hi I'm Glennis

I am a hard working mother of four. I enjoy bike riding, swimming, old movies, and working outside. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a "postage stamp" Mormon family. There were eight kids (4 boys, 4 girls). We were always poor but never hungry. My dad made sure that my mom was able to stay home and take care of the home and children. He was always busy with his job, milking cows (when I was very young), and then fulfilling his church calling. When I was a young teenager, my dad was called as the bishop. This wasn't easy for him -- or me either for that matter. One of the greatest tragedies in my life was when my father suddenly passed away 9 years ago. He was and always will be a pattern of righteousness for me. For nearly ten years I worked as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. It was a taxing and stressful job that more often than not conflicted with family. It was very difficult for me to leave that profession as it was my passion. I am now able to be home with my four children ages 14, 12, 9, and 5. It is a critical point in all of their lives as they are embarking on decisions that will change the course of their life forever. I will never say that I regret leaving, but I also will not say that I don't miss it. I also now have the opportunity to do things that I enjoy including watching old movies, riding my bike, running, swimming, hiking, and working outdoors. My children keep me busy as well. I am homeschooling my 12 year-old daughter and running from one sport game to another. A very difficult thing for me was taking my youngest to her first day of kindergarten.

Why I am a Mormon

As I mentioned, I was born into an LDS family. I cannot even express how grateful I am for that blessing. Though we were not and are not a perfect family, we loved each other very much and worked together. My parents tried very hard to listen to the counsel of the bretheren in having family home evening, daily scripture study, and family prayer. I can also tell you that not a single one of us kids made it easy for them. Of course we all have a choice as we get older to make our own decisions. I had made many committments in my life that helped me to always choose the right. It was never an option for me to drink or smoke or do drugs--I had made that decision very early in my life. I had also made a commitment to myself and a promise to my father that I would marry a return missionary in the temple, it just wasn't an option. I attended Ricks College and there met my wonderful, faithful husband. Yes, a return missionary and we married in the temple. That is probably one of the most important decisions I ever made in my entire life. Without that initial commitment on my part to marry only a worthy member of the church, who knows where I would be today. It is so important to make decisions early in your life, before they even become an issue.

How I live my faith

I am not a perfect person by any means. I do try to do as much as I can to follow the counsel of the bretheren of the church. I am a primary teacher to the 6, 7, & 8 year old children. I love these kids and find they teach me so much. I do what I can to make sure my visiting teaching sisters know that I love them and do what I can for them. I think that the most important thing that I do is being a mother. Everyday I try to teach my children the importance of following the brethren in EVERYTHING that they ask of us. I share my testimony with them and we work together as a family to have more peace in our home, to be smarter with our resources and to be good stewards in all that we are blessed with -- including our family and friends.