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Hi I'm Signe

I am the mother of a blended family of 17 children. I am a very happy and fulfilled person. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I started violin lessons at age 4 1/2, and played in many orchestras and other groups. I completed a BA in Music Education, got married and began raising my family in a small town, while continuing to play in a community orchestra. Eventually I had eleven children but ended up raising them alone, when my husband passed away. I worked at a university during that difficult time, and met my future husband, who also lost his spouse. We blended our families to include his 6 and my 11, and it has been a very successful and happy blending. Together we love to travel, interact with our 78 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren (so far) and make friends from various cultures and countries.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church when I was 18. A friend at school invited me to play my violin in church, and after the meeting, all the young people almost overwhelmed me with their sincere welcome and friendliness. My spirit was ready for truth, so when the missionaries visited me the first time, I knew what they were teaching me about God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost was true. I was soon baptized, and I have never doubted since. My faith gives me peace of mind and strength, no matter what challenge or adversity comes into my life. I have experienced physical and emotional pain, death of loved ones, the challenges of raising so many children with their individual personalities and the stress of having to make difficult decisions. Through it all, the peace and comfort I feel because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy, content and aware of my many, many blessings, and I am very grateful to the Lord for guiding my friend to invite me to her church to play my violin.

How I live my faith

My husband and I recently served a full-time mission for the Church. It was one of the most fulfilling experiences I have had. It was such a blessing to watch the Light of the Gospel change peoples' lives, and there was so much love. I continue to serve by volunteering my music abilities as a teacher, in groups and at church meetings. I love to visit the neighbors and I teach the young people at church. I begin my day each morning with some quiet time studying the scriptures, pondering and praying. No matter how many times I read the Book of Mormon, I always find something revealing that pertains particularly to me or gives me inspiration for a certain situation.