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Hi I'm Ann

I'm a mom, grandma, full time student and I'm a Mormon..

About Me

I'm a wife of 27 years, a daughter of several more years, and a mom of four terrific children. I am blessed to have two grandchildren as well. I am now back in college full time pursuing my dream of becoming a nurse. This dream has been on hold for 27 years. Do I have regrets? Not on your life. Being a mom has been the greatest source of joy in my life. I love to travel and am especially fond of the beach. Right now the only travelling I am doing is back and forth to school and the library:) I enjoy the support of my husband as I go back to school full time. I am also involved in cub scouts as a den leader. Those boys are very energetic and enthusiastic about life. This week we are heading to our local firehouse to learn about the significant contribution the firefighters make to our community. In my spare time I enjoy knitting. I love animals and am especially partial to our mixed breed hound dog of four years. She is always glad to see me and never complains about what is in her bowl.

Why I am a Mormon

I attended a Catholic grammar school and loved going to mass. As I started to age I had questions that the priests and nuns couldn't answer. How could Jesus have prayed to himself in the Garden? Why is everything supposed to be a mystery? What was really God's plan for me? As a teenager I became interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because of my affection for Donny Osmond. He had the happy family I had always dreamed of. A friend and I began searching for information in the local library. We were overwhelmed by the amount of information there. A great lady named Linda overheard our conversation about the church. She invited us to meet with the missionaries to learn more. When my best friend and I met with the missionaries I felt something I had never felt before. It was the influence of the Holy Ghost. He testified to the truthfulness of their message. Out of respect for my parents and their wishes I didn't join the church until I was eighteen years old. I had prayed to know if this was God's true church, was the Book of Mormon indeed His word, did we have a latter day prophet on the earth. These prayers were answered with an unmistakable yes. This feeling was something that I knew down to the depths of my very soul. God did really hear and answer prayers and He really knew and cared enough about me to answer my prayers directly. I am his daughter. This has sustained me over the past 31 years. The church teaches that families can be together forever. This has meant so much to me when my father in law passed away at the young age of fifty and my dad passed away eighteen years ago. Because of the work we do in temples we can see our fathers again. There have never been more beautiful words spoken in history then: "He is not he is here, he is risen, as he said." Because of our Savior's death and resurrection and his atonement for our sins we will be able to see him and our dear departed loved ones again. This I know to be true and you can too.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a daily basis. It is not just for Sundays. It is a part of who I am. I say that I am a Christian but I hope you can tell that because of my actions. I volunteer in cub scouts and have volunteered to teach the youth every morning in my home during the school year. I have been president of the women's organization in our local congregation as well. I try to be a good daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and classmate. I try to be sensitive to the needs of those around me. I know I can't always fix everything, but I try to be there to support those around me. I know sometimes the only thing we can do is be a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. I am trying to be a good citizen, neighbor, relative and friend. You would have to ask those around me how I am doing. I'll laugh with you when appropriate, but I'll be there to hold you up or cry with you.