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Hi I'm Lorraine

I'm a grandmother, geneology buff, a garden enthusiast, a great cake creator, a grand piano teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I haven't caught the flu bug yet but I have caught other bugs. I've caught the grandmother bug, the gardener bug, the cake decorator bug, the piano teacher bug, and the family history bug. Instead of sickness, these bugs have brought me nothing but happiness. Being a grandmother has filled my life with kisses, hugs, smiles and giggles. This bug is very contagious. Gardening used to be a chore with what seemed like mile-long rows to weeds in the hot summer sun. Now the flowers nod approval when the vegetables dance in the breeze as I pull out the weeds around them. Creating cakes began when I decorated my own wedding cake.Through tough years, just as we seemed to run out of milk, someone would call in a cake order to my home bakery. This was a blessing bug. Another blessing bug is being a piano teacher. I help little hands and elderly hands to learn to play the piano. Through my mother's example, the biggest bug in my life is the family history bug. I have to be careful of this bug because it can fill up my whole day as I enjoy following my grandparents footsteps in the past. Yes, I have had my share of bad bugs. I try hard to squash them when they get in my way. It is not always easy but I pray to God in faith as did my ancestors before me. Isn't that why we are here on earth? To work, to learn, to seek, to grow, to have faith!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was eight years old I decided to kneel and pray in a grove of trees just like I heard Joseph Smith, the prophet, did as a young man. I remember it was a beautiful sunny summer day and the bees were humming around me. Trees, where I grew up, were planted by hand not like the trees in a forest. These big cottonwoods were planted in a circle. I found my quiet spot in the middle of this huge circle, knelt down in the tall grass, and started to pray. In a quiet voice, "Dear Heavenly Father," I began. As a little girl, I knew He was there for me. I asked Him if what I was being taught at home and at church was true. There was no great miracle that happened, but I felt so warm, so peaceful, so loved! I knew I belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and the Church was true. I knew that I was a child of God and that He loved me. I knew that I was loved by my Savior, Jesus Christ and that the Holy Ghost filled my soul with these truths. I knew I would return to my Father in Heaven someday with this knowledge etched in my heart. I knew that I would someday kneel at my Savior's feet and thank Him for His sacrifice and love He has shown for me. A little more that twelve years later, I knelt again in a grove of trees. In New York, the same grove as Joseph Smith knelt! In a quiet voice," Dear Heavenly Father," I began. Tears warmed my cheeks as I received the same conviction that I had many years before. Now years later, I still feel that same warmth, peace, and love as I remember those special prayers. As I contiue to communicate with Heavenly Father, I realize how truly blessed I am to be who I am today, a daughter of a goodly parents and Heavenly parents who care and love me! I have a sure knowledge that I have a Savoir, Jesus Christ, who is there to pick me up when I fall. He sacrificed His life so I can be forgiven of my sins so I can one day return to be in the presence of my Heavenly Father and my elder brother, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I do love serving my fellowman. I enjoy getting to know my neighbors by sharing a meal or two and our home whenever needed. Our family has a specialty hamburger tradition that we like to share. I enjoy playing the piano any chance I get for the community and church. Right now I am the organist for our Sunday meeting. I also love children so I show up each Sunday and fill in where needed in our children's organization. I enjoy helping once a week at the Family History library to help those who are trying to find their ancestors. I do service once a week at the temple close to where we live. I enjoy being a visiting teacher and helping these dear ladies whenever possible. I'm not perfect by any means, but I do believe strongly in this scripture: "...As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."