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Hi I'm Lee

I am a wife of 31 years, a mother of six boys, a grandmother of five and an animal control officer - and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy working with animals, outdoor activities, crafts, gardening, good literature and spending time with my family. I enjoy drawing portraits of pets and people for others, and creating good things to eat for family and friends. I work hard in whatever I do, and was able to obtain a college degree in my early forties, believing education is important to pursue in all areas of life. I am a patriot, a believer in liberty and grateful for those, like my own son, who sacrificed their lives for their country, and for those who have - and who continue - to serve. I find I spend much time thinking about what is truly important in this stage of my life, and for the many things for which I am thankful, even though things have been difficult the past five years in my life. I have hope for the future when I see the many heroes - everyday and extraordinary alike - who touch the lives of others and demonstrate the best among us are still the most powerful.

Why I am a Mormon

My first encounter with a Mormon was a girl I went to grade school with, and during a visit to her home I noted she had large burlap sacks of rolled oats under her bed and primary lesson handouts taped to the walls. That was the extent of my exposure, and my friend did not elaborate on her faith. Ten years later, I met my husband, and he told me the story of Joseph Smith's vision, related stories of his childhood experiences in the LDS church, and bore his testimony to me. A year later I was baptized, and while the road since has not always been smooth, I know it was the most important decision in my life and I have no regrets. I know this church is true because following its teachings has never caused me pain or the loss of anything meaningful in my life, and because I am a better person now than before it was part of my life. My faith is the one thing that has never failed to help me through a tough time, to enrich my life in ways I never would have imagined, and to remind me of who I am - a child of God who is loved.

How I live my faith

I live my faith mostly by trying to be a good example to others, as my employment hours don't always allow for church attendance. I serve as a substitute librarian on occasion, assisting those who need materials for lessons, and as a visiting teacher. I look forward to the new year and a schedule change that will allow me to attend church and participate more fully in events and activities at church and in the community. I have many opportunities in my life to demonstrate the teachings of the gospel, and when given the opportunity to discuss my faith I do so to the best of my ability before suggesting contact with the missionaries. I live my faith by applying the principles of the gospel to all situations I might find myself in, and acting accordingly.