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Hi I'm Valerie

I am a mother of 7, grandmother of 18 with 1 more on the way. I love being with my family and going to the ocean. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 7 children and have been blessed to be able to stay at home while they were young. I love children and their ability to love unconditionally and the joy they see in everything around them. I love walking outside and looking at all of the beauties of the earth while I exercise. I love reading everything and have a hard time putting a book down even if it means I read all night till it is morning. I am now retired with my husband and preparing to serve a full-time mission.

Why I am a Mormon

When I look at my life and my family, I can see that all of my blessings have come from living His gospel. I see His help in the small things as well as the large in my life. There have been happy times as we raise our amazing children and hard times such as when my husband and I have both lost parents. The stability is our lives thru good and bad has been the love we feel from the Lord and the strength He gives us thru the trials we are faced with. My testimony has been built thru years of trusting and leaning on the Lord. I know my Heavenly Father knows me personally and loves me. I know that Jesus Christ suffered, died and was resurrected so that I in my imperfections could repent and live with my Father in Heaven some day.

How I live my faith

I try to live each day by following the Savior, Jesus Christ in word, deed and actions. I make mistakes daily, but am able to repent and try again the next day to live more like Him. I have taught toddlers in the nursery, children in sunday school classes and the youth in their sunday and weekday classes. I have organized woman's activies including emergency preparedness fairs which the community was invited to attend. I have served as church service missionaries for ARP ( the Addiction Recovery Program) in our area. My husband and I served as group leaders each week and met with those who are striving to recovery from their additions. Those who attend are some of the most humble and couragous people I have met. They are willing to open themselves up to others in sharing honestly about their struggles day to day. By aligning their lives with the principles of the gospel and the ARP program which is based from AA's 12 step program, the Lord shows them how to overcome their addictions one day at a time. They are fighting a valiant fight and will win with the Lord's help.