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Hi I'm Glenda

I'm a Mormon who grew up in Utah and now live in Idaho. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother for which I feel blessed.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother, jobs from which I'll never retire, so although I'm nearing seventy, I'm still working. I was blessed to be a stay-at-home Mom but have worked at several things through the years such as librarian, teacher, school secretary, music teacher's aide and accompanist, teaching piano, and postmaster assistant. I'm even old enough to have worked as a telephone operator, something almost unknown today. In my spare time I enjoy reading, knitting and crocheting, playing piano and singing. I am glad to be able to enjoy God's handiwork, the beauties of nature, whether it be a sunrise, a sunset, a mountain freshly powdered with snow, fresh spring flowers bravely poking their heads up to see if it's too cold to grow and bloom, a farmer harvesting crops in the fall. I enjoy learning new things and try to keep myself challenged to learn and study a variety of subjects.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were members of the LDS Church so I have enjoyed the blessings of knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, and that our Savior prepared the way through His great Atonement for us to be together again, all my life. When I was very young my Mother would tell me stories from the scriptures so Daniel, Moses, Abraham, Nephi, Alma, and Moroni were among my friends long before I was old enough to read about them myself. I will be forever grateful for my parents who taught me to love and value the scriptures as the word of God. They truly are His word to us and show His great love for us, as he gives us guidelines to follow to prepare for the time we can return to be with Him again. I know that His great plan for us, the plan of salvation, is real and I have had occasion to be grateful for the plan and for my knowledge of it in a very personal way. Several years ago when our son died in an automobile accident at age 17, I experienced the miracle of the comfort and peace our Savior promised us. What a blessing it has been to know where he is and that all is well with him. He is still an important part of our family and we will be together again when we have finished our time in mortality. I felt His love for me in another very personal way when in recent years I became seriously ill for several months. He again gave me strength and guidance to know where to turn for the help that has blessed me with healing. God is our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. They are very real and very near. Whenever we need their help they eagerly answer with the needed blessings. I know this to be true and hope that you will be able to come to know for yourself so that your life can be blessed with the knowing.

How I live my faith

Through my life I've served in many different ways in the Church organizations. One of my favorites was teaching. Whether it be the adults, the youth, or the little children, it was a joy to study and learn as I prepared and then to learn even more from those who were the students. One of the settings in which I taught the youth was in the early morning before their school day began. We would gather at the meeting house at 7:00 AM and study the scriptures and learn of our Savior's love for us. Later I taught young adults attending university in an evening setting. I learned much from both and felt blessed for the opportunities. I have used my ability to play the piano and organ in church settings, in schools, for community functions, and once I had the fun experience of playing the carillon at the Methodist Church during the holidays in the community where we lived at the time. I've often been asked to play for funerals so have played in many different churches, at funeral homes, and even community buildings where the services were held. Occasions when I can be of service to someone else are among the happiest times of my life and I find that the particular way I serve doesn't make much difference. It's the serving that counts. Through the years I've made many special friends that I wouldn't have known except for the privilege to be of service to them at a time of need. It has been a blessing.