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Hi I'm Rosemary

I am a wife, sister, daughter, mother, violin teacher, democrat & a Mormon (yes, you can be a good Mormon & a Democrat).

About Me

I am a stay at home mom who spends time volunteering at my children's school, gardening, housecleaning, reading, shopping and spending time with my family. I've played the violin for 30 years (once performed in Carnegie Hall!) and teach a bevy of sweet kids in my home studio. I identify most with the democratic party. I enjoy studying the Gospel and appreciate the peace it brings into my life and the guidance it provides in raising my children. Above all other titles and labels, I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I born into the church. In 1995, I was in the Missionary Training Center about to head to New Jersey to be a missionary. I had never prayed about the truthfulness of the Gospel, but rather just felt the peace it brought into my life. One night, I got down on my knees and humbly asked my Heavenly Father if what I had believed all my life was true. I had a soft, peaceful reassurance in my heart that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. The precepts of the Gospel are dearer to me than any other teachings or philosophies found in this earthly experience for they make me a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and person. There is no other peace that can replicate the peace to be found in living and loving the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing I can live with my earthly family my Heavenly Father forever bring peace and joy to my soul daily.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am the Gospel Essentials teacher in my ward. This class is a Sunday School class for prospective and new members of the church. Each month, another sister and I are assigned to visit 6 sisters in our congregation. We make sure they are doing ok and leave a gospel message with them. I enjoy those visits and the sisterhood they foster. I always feel so much joy and peace after completing those visits.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Rosemary
As a Mormon woman, I can unequivocally state that I am 100% equally yoked with my husband in every aspect of our lives. The ultimate "position" in our church is the partnership in marriage. My husband and I are equal partners in our marriage and within our family unit which includes our two children. We discuss our expectations, desires and limits for our family. Our children know that we are "on the same page" and also know that we are partners -- none submissive to the other. Although my husband and I are partners each one of us offers significantly different examples and characteristics to our children. For instance, my husband is great at helping the kids with homework and I am good at teaching them about music. My husband has life experiences of joining the church later in life, I can offer my children the experiences of being brought up in an active Mormon family and serving a mission. Neither offering is more or less than the other, just different and I am thankful for those differences. My husband is sensitive in areas with our children where I may be impatient and vice versa. The Gospel teaches a message of partnership and for that I am thankful. As we follow the commandments and the teachings of the Gospel, our relationships are strengthened and our lives more full and rich with joy and peace. Show more Show less