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Hi I'm Bonnie McDowell Wathor

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of three adult daughters and the grandmother of eight. I have been married for 32 years. I enjoyed volleyball, basketball and snow skiing until I had two knee replacements. Now, I play catch and shoot hoops with my grandsons.However, my competitive days are over. I find great joy in being a grandparent. There is great satisfaction in seeing your own children being great parents. Also, there is fun in seeing your children tortured by the antics of their children as they tortured you. It is sad when I do not get to see my grandchildren as often as I want because they do not live nearby. Thank goodness for yahoo messenger so I can talk via the internet face to face.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter Day Saints 35 years ago. My boyfriend was killed in a car accident. I went to different churches seeking answers to life after death from the pastors with no success. I knew people who were LDS. One person gave me a book called, "The Birth We Call Death". The book explained why we are here on earth, where we came from, and where we go after this life. I gained a strong testimony of how much our Father in Heaven loves us and about life after death. Since then, I have lost three grandparents, two in-laws, and three aunts. There is great peace and comfort knowing they still live and that I will see them again.

How I live my faith

Knowing that I can live my family for all time and eternity, gives me a different perspective to family life. Each day is lived knowing the choices I make today will affect my future. I cherish each day and make sure that my family members know they are loved. I believe that setting a good example is more important than words. I need to practice what I preach/teach. I attend church weekly, and serve my fellow members when I can. One of the most important aspects of living my faith is to not be in debt; To live within my means and save for a rainy day. This is not always easy. Sacrifices sometimes need to be made. But there is great comfort in being able to meet our financial obligations.