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Hi I'm Bobbi

I am married and from New Zealand. I love to cook and help my family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in 1984 and am the oldest of ten. Three were miscarriages. I will see them soon. My husband is Pakeha and we have one daughter together. I have two other children to another wonderful man. We however were young and incompatible at the time. My childrens names are Savannah, Zion and Patience. I love all outdoor, physically demanding activities, even if I am not the best at them. I love to bake and do the old fashioned things that my grandparents did such as knitting. I am teaching myself this art. I love to paint although I am a novice at this as well. I am halfway through my hairdressing course, yet to be completed because there was a need for relocation. I plan on completing this as soon as possible. I love making things beautiful or someone feel their true worth. I lack patience and am constantly doing battle to master control of my temper. I love food and family, however not necessarily all at the same time time. I get lost in reading all the time and sometimes forget things going on around me. Right now I am trying to read the Bible from cover to cover. This is a daunting task.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where the faith had previously been introduced. When I was 16 I left the church and it's teachings to see what i could of the world. I made it through relationships, many mistakes and happened to find a man that loved me silly. He had questions of the church that needed more information than I had knowledge of. I invited him to have discussions which led to his baptism, my eventual return into active membership and finally to the temple. I now choose to be a member because it brings me joy and a sense of completion in the puzzle of who am I and why am I here. I took the opportunity by coming into mortality to learn through experience, to grow through mistakes and to find an understanding of true happiness through loss and loneliness. My faith allows me to perceive things in a larger scope and give comfort when I feel lost and alone, because in doing, so I reach for my Father in Heaven's loving guidance and wisdom. I 'm a Mormon because death is only the beginning, not the end as others would believe, because I want my family for eternity, not just in this brief moment of life. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ because like you, I am a child of God and I choose to belong.

How I live my faith

I try to teach my children by example, one of the hardest and most under appreciated callings in society today. I try and teach them principles of honesty and fairness, of seeing things in an eternal perspective and acknowledging their mistakes and forgiving themselves and others. I have taught youth and elderly alike, and by doing so, learnt from them as well. I support my husband in his calling as a father and husband in a world where if you have had enough, you can trade in or up. I live my faith by striving for love and honesty as a sister and daughter. I live my faith by trying to be the best friend I can be for all I meet. I try to find one thing, even if it seems trivial in each person, so that I can perhaps tell them when next we meet that I love them and care for their wellbeing. And thoug I may never meet you, You are special to me because you are curious enough to ask and seek for more. Know that I love you and encourage you to ta