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Hi I'm Inez Dale

I'm a Mormon. I'm a retired foster parent. I moved from Texas to California. I am now Granner to my grandchildren and loving it.

About Me

I think of myself as a foster parent. For 20 years I fostered teenage boys and girls placed in my home by the state. I am still in contact with many of them especially through social media. My husband passed away in 2010. He was a bass fisherman and basically that controlled our retirement plans. My new plan is to better know my grandchildren. I have five grandchildren plus two very special foster grandchildren. I love to paint, quilt and write. I want to expand my genealogy and attend the temple more often - basically do all the things an LDS woman is charged with doing now that my time is my own. I have a fantastic family. My son and his wife, my sister and her husband, my brother and his wife, my sister-in-law and her husband, and my mother whom I love with all my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents raised me well, teaching me correct principles. My father was in the military and we moved often. In each new place we always sought out the Church and were instantly made to feel at home. It never occurred to me as a child to question my religion. It was part of me and my family; we were unified by our faith. As an adult I carried these good habits with me. My husband and I, after some rocky times, settled into giving this same religious upbringing to our son. I love my Father in Heaven, and His Son, Jesus Christ. I am thankful for the Holy Ghost and the comfort he gives me. I am thankful for Thomas S. Monson, the Lord's prophet on the earth today. The gospel of Jesus Christ fills my heart and my life.

How I live my faith

As a foster parent I had the opportunity to make my home an example of Christian living. I did not preach to the children nor allow the missionaries to give them gospel lessons. I did, however, have pictures of Christ and angels and beautiful Earth displayed in our home. We had blessings on the food and invited the children to offer their own. We had family prayers. Often a child would not want to participate and that was okay. I did not allow the misuse of the Lord's name. When a new child came to live with us, that was a rule I mentioned first. The missionaries came to our home to eat and the children loved having them come. We played games and visited about good things. My hope was that these children from broken lives would come to know the peace of righteous living. I have had many callings in the Church. My favorite is teaching the adult women, my least favorite is going to girls' camp. I love being with the girls but camping in tents in the rain in East Texas - no thanks. Now that I live alone (I have been a widow for one year) I continue to have a Christ-centered atmosphere in my home. I hear from former foster children and am comforted by the way most of them are living their lives. I live beside my son and his family and am comforted seeing my grandchildren raised to love the Lord.