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Hi I'm Patsy

I'm a Mormon. I am a woman, a teacher, a wife and a mother. I have a thirst for learning and a love for teaching.

About Me

I grew up i small town in central Washington state. I am a middle child from a middle class family. I had a great desire to learn and to grow and was the first of my family to attend and graduate from college. I love teaching and watching the light bulb of learning turn on in people's heads and hearts. I am a wife and mother of four beautiful daughters who seem to have that "love of learning" gene. I taught public school in the junior high and high school grades and felt very fulfilled; but after having my first child and during the pregnancy of my my second I felt torn between my love of teaching other people's children to the love and desire I felt for my raising and teaching my own children. After many hours of prayer filled consideration I resigned my post and started my own business teaching preschool. That was 18 years ago and I have the best of both worlds. I have the best two jobs in the whole world!

Why I am a Mormon

Looking back over the course of my life I can easily see the times when I was happiest are the times I was walking the straightest path. Being a member of the church points out the best paths to walk and provides a map to avoid the many pitfalls that line our way if we aren't careful. Being a Mormon offers peace in the troubled times, guidance when you are lost, repentance when you've chosen a detour, and joy in the knowledge that you are loved unconditionally. I have had experiences with the Holy Ghost on many occasions that offered me comfort, guidance, protection, advice, answers to troubling questions, and the undeniable warmth that can only come through the spirit. One of the tenets of the Gospel that I am so blessed to understand is that families can be together eternally. I can't imagine a world without my family in it and having the thorough knowledge that we can live and continue growing together, beyond the grave, is a beautiful, joyful thing indeed! Jesus Christ is the foundation and cornerstone of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Understanding His complete love for each of us, His willingness to die for us, gives me a feeling of self-worth beyond imagining. When I am troubled and down on myself I only have to remember that One as great as He is thought enough of me to lay down his life so that I can live with Him and Heavenly Father again. What a blessed truth that is! I would invite anyone who questions or wonders to listen to the missionaries, to read the Book of Mormon, and to sincerely open your hearts and minds; you won't be disappointed.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith in many ways; one of the biggest ways is through service. I currently teach children ages 5 and 6 about Jesus Christ and other beliefs of our faith. I also teach girls ages 10 and 11 ways to grow into faithful, intelligent, talented women. In the past it has been my joy to work with the youth at church and they bless my lives in more ways than I am sure I bless theirs. There is such a strength in the youth and children of the Mormon church. It gives me hope for the future with these strong spirits growing and maturing into adulthood. I have also done service for the elderly and for the homeless, as well as working in the community to commemorate 9-11. We are the Savior's hands here on earth and through us He can reach those in need. When we are in the service of our fellow men we are only in the service of our God.