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Hi I'm Wendy!

I was formerly a single, working mother. I came back (to church) after many years being away. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I shared similar struggles as any other single, working Mom. After many personal trials, I was inspired to return to church after being absent for over a decade. Over twenty years ago, prompted by the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew and having the desire to create a better lifetyle for my then teenage son, we bravely moved from the familiar bustling Metropolis of Miami to a calmer, slower paced, country life in Northeast Georgia. I now reside in S.E. Idaho with my new husband and step-son. I'm the natural mother of two and grandmother to one. I've inherited 6 additional children (in my heart)In addition to 7 more wonderful grandbabies. Family is my treasure! For pleasure, I enjoy nature, hiking, horseback riding and traveling. I enjoy experiencing and learning about other cultures. I enjoy serving those in need within my community. I enjoy participating in church activities and socials. I enjoy cooking and entertaining for family and friends - that's my way of extending my love and appreciation for them. Music feeds my soul. My taste is as diverse as my background. I also enjoy researching my family history. I learned in my research, my father's ancestors were passengers on the Mayflower. In addition, his ancestors were also the Native Americans that greeted the Pilgrims. My mother's family is from Cuba, Spain and the Canary Islands. I was the first member of her family to be born in the U.S.A. I embrace my heritage!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints when I was five. As a young adult, I was less active in my faith for many years. I would often wonder if there were more to life. I felt hollow and empty, even though my days were full. I did not consider myself "religious." However, I always viewed myself as being "spiritual." I took advantage of exploring other Christian faiths, Judeism, and Eastern religions. Although they each had something wonderful to offer, I felt their teachings were missing something. It didn't feel complete to me. Everyone experiences life's trials. It is our opportunity to learn and grow (emotionally and spiritually). In my deepest and darkest moments, I have felt our Savior's love for me. I learned He knows me individually and cares for me. I was inspired to return to church immediately following my separation in GA. Jesus Christ's teachings have strenghtened my family and me in ways I had not experienced before. I am greatful for His love and tender mercies. During my healing process, I was prompted to research my ancestry. I was surprised to learn about my forefathers/mothers and enjoyed reading their stories. It helped me to discover who and where I come from. This was such a wonderful gift to pass on to my children and future generations.

How I live my faith

I've been active in my church for nearly seven years. I was privileged to have taught early morning Seminary; Sunday School classes for the youth (ages 12-14): as well as Missionary work. These opportunities helped me to stretch and grow. It helped nurture and strengthen my faith and my family. I was formerly the Relief Society President in my church. I oversaw the care and did my best to meet the needs of families in GA.. (Relief Society is the oldest and largest women's organization in the World We assist those in need). These past seven years have been the most rewarding and spiritual journey of my life. I can't wait to see what's to come in the future! Update: (9/2012) I'm remarried to a wonderful man !!! I adore his entire family. I have been truly blessed. There are many in society (including me at one time) who have misconceptions that the Mormon lifestyle takes away from you or has too many restrictions. On the contrary, my friends. Jesus teaches us how to have happier, fuller life. It liberates you. The gospel has enhanced my life. I'm a better mother, better person for living what Christ taught throughout His ministry. I'm blessed to have the fullness of the gospel back in my life. I am grateful for my precious family and friends and for all the love and support they have given me. Jesus Christ is the center of my life. I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true and correct church of Jesus Christ, restored upon the earth today.