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Hi I'm Edna

I grew up in Waco, Texas, the 5th child of 7. I have 5 grown children, 5 grandchildren and another on the way. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have 5 children, 4 of whom are adopted. We have 5 wonderful grandchildren, one deceased. I enjoy gardening and reaping the rewards of fresh vegetables. When my children were little, I enjoyed making some of their clothes. I made 3 Prom dresses for my daughter plus her wedding dress. I enjoy woodworking, drawing and painting. It was always fun to take the children camping. I am very competitive when playing games. I receive a great deal of satisfaction in being able to figure out how to fix something that is broken, whether mechanical or electrical. I love having opportunities to serve and help others. It seems that I am the one receiving the blessings. I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints while in my mid 20’s.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager I remember thinking: “What am I doing here? How did I get here? I know I came from somewhere else, but where?” It wasn’t until I met with the Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that found the answer to those questions. Before I knew anything about the “Mormons”, a close friend told me that he was a Mormon and that he was going to start going back to that church. It made me feel angry. I couldn’t understand why I felt that way. The feelings of anger and resentment continued to grow and fester. I still couldn’t understand why I would feel that way. One evening I called the local Church and asked them if someone could come and tell me about their church. I had to know why I felt the way I did. After meeting with the missionaries, my feelings of anger were replaced with feelings of peace and calm. They were able to answer a lot of my questions that others could not. Such as, what happens to people who have never heard of Jesus Christ? Before, I had been told that they were just damned, but God was supposed to be a just God and I could see no justice there. The Missionaries told me there was hope for them and showed me 1st Peter 3 & 4; and 1st Corinthians 15. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has given meaning and purpose to my life that I had not found anywhere else. I feel peace in my heart about myself and my relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

No one is perfect, though that is what we strive for. I have made my share of wrong choices, but they were my choices and I have experienced the consequences of them. I try to learn from my mistakes and try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I attend my Church meetings faithfully each week, even when on vacation. I always accept the different positions I am asked to take at church and try to serve to the best of my abilities, relying on the Spirit to help me. I have served in a variety of positions such as Primary teacher (for children under 12), Primary President, Nursery leader, Librarian, Cub Scout Den Leader, Cub Master, Young Women Camp Director, and in the presidency of the women’s organization to name a few. Each position gives an opportunity to learn and grow as well as to serve others. I try to serve in the community when possible. I have served as room mother for some of my children’s classrooms at school, and in the PTA/PTO. I have served as a board member for a neighborhood home owners association and as a representative for my political ward in the state political processes before a major election. I even coached a soccer team. My husband and I have also been Foster Parents.