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Hi I'm Myra

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the church when I was 24 years old; 43 years ago. I spent many happy years working as a labor/delivery and NICU RN, raised a lovely family of nine children and have 30 grandchildren. After I retired I gravitated toward rearing pure bred dogs. I guess the labor/delivery nurse in me wasn't quite ready to put away my stethoscope. Once I got the hang of it, I started writing books about the whole process so that other dog breeders could benefit from my perspective as another dog lover, but also so that they could learn a bit more about the whole canine reproduction system from a nurse who had been present for hundreds of human deliveries. Being able to apply my education to my hobby turned into an exciting new career for me and has allowed me to meet thousands of lovely people, all of whom feel intense love for one of God's creatures. Surprisingly, my first book was picked up by a publisher and I've been learning and writing ever since. I gave my first seminar on the topic in 2005 and have now traveled to every state in the US and most of the Canadian provinces teaching other people about the canine reproduction system. At every seminar, I make sure that people know that I am a Mormon. I try to find a way to tell them all that the love that our dogs feels for us is closer to the love that our Heavenly Father feels for us than than any other. What can be better than unconditional love, instant forgiveness and the smiling faces that our dogs show us each day?

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because to me, nothing else makes sense. All of my deep and complex questions about where I was before, why I am here and where I will go after I pass on are answered in the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Those answers turned out not to be so complex after all because our Heavenly Father wants for us to understand His plan and He makes it easy for all of us. I think that on some level I always had the feeling that I had made a choice to come here and, for a certainty, I am making a daily choice to return to my Heavenly Father when I leave here. Knowing that I will have my husband, children and all of my grandchildren in Heaven has 'informed' every decision I made with regards to having and rearing a large family. I try my hardest to be kind to others and to help other people whenever I am asked.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in my different wards and I have loved them all. Any church job is a good church job as far as I am concerned. I love working on my geneaology and have come to love my ancestors exactly as any person would love their beloved family members. They are mine and getting to know them as I have been able to find them and their families has given me so many blessings. My church job now is to work in the Family History Center and I am very excited to have an opportunity to help others to search out their departed ancestors and come to love them as I have come to love mine. If I am able to share even a tiny portion of the pleasure that I feel each time I locate a new family member I will be happy. My purpose here on earth was simplicity itself: I was sent here to have my family, complete with all the joy and all of the worry and fears that every mother experiences. I was sent here to work hard to find my ancestors; the family who came here before me and to put into place their opportunity to be joined with us all. Never a day goes by that I don't feel gratitude for the missionaries who knocked on my door. They opened the door for me to a life of purpose and a pathway back to my Heavenly Father.