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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the Western USA and love the moutains and the open spaces. I am a Grandmother of 13 lovely children.

About Me

I am a happy person by nature. I love smiling at others and seeing the smile returned. I like to see and help others be happy by sharing, my cooking, a craft, a painting or produce from my garden. I love being active especialy in the great outdoors. My Dad started me fishing when I was very young and I love it. My Grandmother inspired my love of creating beautiful things. I taught Tole Painting classes for 11 years. My Mother always had a garden and thus sprang my love of gardening. I love flowers and birds. If it were possible I wouId fill my yard with them. I guess you could say that I'm an amature bird-watcher. My sister got me started feeding the birds in my yard and the interest blossomed from there. The outdoors seems to call my name. I can't go too long without enjoying something outside even if it is just a nice long walk. I feel closer to God when I'm surrounded by nature. I'm a Wife a Mother and a Grandmother. One of the joys of life is sharing it with those you love and that love you. Pleasure is found in watching your children and grandchildren mature and become kind and loving individuals. Pleasure is having a loving and devoted husband. Sharing in thier joys and thier sorrows helps me feel more connected and part of a family. I teach young children at church and love to volunteer at the local school to help the teachers when I have the time. Serving others brings much joy into my life. Sometimes it seems a sacrifice but the effort is worthwhile.

Why I am a Mormon

I recieved more than special interests as an inheritance. My most precious gift is the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My Mother was instrumental in my Father's becoming a member of this church and for that I'll be ever thankful. The teachings of the church make logical sense to me, but more importantly they prompt in me deep feelings of correctness and a connection to God. Believing that you are a child of God and that he cares about what and how you live makes life in this crazy world full of hope. Believing that life goes on after this earthly exsistence and that family will be with you brings greater hope. Hope becomes knowledge as you try to be as the Savior and connect with God through prayer and serving others. I've been blessed with many opportunities to serve and with many people that have influened my life for good, especialy family members. So I can smile, smile my way through the good and the bad times because I know that there is more than just this life and this crazy world to look forward to. I know that there is always help available to me, whether it is in the form of another person or just knowing that my Savior is near. This knowledge is found only through the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is not so much "what I am" as Who I Am'. Mormonism is a my way of life. Mormonism is simply living the way God wants us to. Because I know that I am God's child and that all others are too, means that we, everyone of us, are brothers and sisters. I try each day to see everyone as my brother or sister and to treat them as family, which they are. I pray each morning before work that I can be an example of what is good and kind and virtuous. I'm not perfect, but with God's help I can show love for everyone I meet. I love to see others reactions, especialy at work, when I take the blame when it is mine or apologize for wrongs that were done that appear to be my mistake or try to make amends for hurt feelings. Life happens but I can control how I react to situations that arise. Being polite and kind to others reflects gratitude to the God that created us and brings peace and joy to my heart because I know that this pleases Him and it pleases me. My family is important to me especially my husband, children and grandchildren. I try hard to help them by being an example for good and teaching them the things I have learned of God and what he expects of us as His children. This is what I hope to pass on to them when I leave this earth.