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Hi I'm Annette

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. I am married, have four daughters, three grandchildren, a dog and a cat. My husband and I are happy that our first two daughters are married because now we finally have two sons (in-laws) as well! I love learning and serving, so when my children grew up and started college, I went back to school, too. I recently graduated with a nursing degree and volunteer at a free clinic. I really enjoy gardening, especially growing things to eat. I have a large variety of fruit trees, berries, and a big vegetable garden. People say they like my "edible landscaping".

Why I am a Mormon

When I was sixteen, my friend invited me to a Ward Christmas Dinner. It was there that I met the missionaries and began learning about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As the missionaries taught me the gospel, I could feel in my heart the truthfulness of their message. I was baptized 2 months later. It was one of the best decisions I have made in life. Not the easiest, but one of the best. I love the gospel. By choosing to follow the Lord's plan, my life has been blessed in countless ways. I know that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me and cares for me. I know my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, lives and loves me, too. I know that He provided a way for me to return to Heavenly Father's presence. I understand that the hardships and trials that I endure in this life have been placed before me to strengthen me and help me to grow. This knowledge provides peace and comfort in a world of turmoil. Finally, I am grateful for the blessing and knowledge that families can be together forever, and I will be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I was able to stay home with my children while they were growing up. I feel that being a full-time mother has been a choice blessing and most important stewardship. It is very difficult and challenging at times, yet it has had sweet and fulfilling rewards. Along the way I have volunteered in school classes, as an art docent, a master gardener, and have taught children, adolescents and adults in various Sunday school classes. As a nurse I volunteer at a free clinic and free vaccination clinics. I am grateful for the opportunity to share the talents I have been given and find that as I serve, I am the one who receives blessings. I am also a seminary teacher. I teach the 11th and 12th graders about the Old Testament every morning before school. Waking up early is the pits! But the kids are great, I love them, and I am the one who learns the most. I am also a visitng teacher. I really like the visiiting teaching program because it gives me an opportunity to visit monthly with sweet sisters who have become my friends.