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Hi I'm Rose

I speak Spanish and am learning Chinese. I dream of having my own honey bees. I live for family BBQs. I make a mean apple pie.

About Me

I love to hike, ride horses, rock climb, and camp. If I get a little scratched and dirty I feel like I am doing something worthwhile. I also love gardening; I get so much satisfaction from producing something with my own two hands. For me the ideal life would be having a small orchard, berry patch, and vegetable garden with a few chickens and honey bees. Call me old fashioned, but I think having a big family and a big yard is one of the secrets to a life full of cherished memories. I recently married my best friend, who also happens to be the most wonderful man on earth. I am learning how to be a kind and loving wife. I think that family relationships are the most valuable investment and I look forward to being a mom. My husband and I believe money should be spent on experiences and we LOVE going out to have adventures on Saturdays and finishing them at restaurants we have never heard of before. We love Indian and Thai curry, Chinese noodles, falafel, salty french fries and ice cream. The more chocolate and nuts the better! I served as a missionary in Houston, TX for 18 months. I taught about Jesus Christ in Spanish while learning how to digest chiles and made some dear friends in the process. I've continued to study Spanish in college. I hope to use a minor in Spanish with a degree in Family Studies to work as a translator or social worker and help struggling families learn to thrive despite their difficult situations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and grew up in the church. We moved when I was a teenager and I experienced intense feelings of loneliness. Some close friends of mine passed away at the same time, making me wonder where God was and if I could ever be truly happy again. When I turned to Him in prayer, sincerely trying to reach Him, I felt in my heart that God loved me and that everything was okay because of that one simple fact. This experience helped me to know for myself that God plans for us to be happy even during the hard times, and that He is closer than we realize. He has comforted me many times when I felt like my heart was broken. As I strive to become a Christ-like person, I make mistakes. But I feel hope and strength to keep trying because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As I continue growing up life is full of joy and sorrow, but I have found that with God's help even the trials can become beautiful experiences that I am grateful for. I know first hand that keeping God's commandments protects us, makes us happier, and brings us wonderful opportunities. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that God is my loving Father in Heaven and that this is the Church that Jesus Christ established on earth. Being a member of His church helps me strengthen my personal relationship with them. I know they love me perfectly even though I am imperfect. I am so grateful to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have found that each day is made up of tiny moments of choice. I can choose to be kind instead of criticize or complain. I can choose to think of ways to serve others instead of what I want others to do for me. I can choose to be happy despite my mistakes because I know that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer. I try to be selfless in my family relationships and I try to serve others in my community. I volunteer as an organist for church meetings and love it when I am asked to visit other women and families in the community that are having a hard time. Nothing makes me happier than lightening someone else's load, especially if that means loading up their stomachs with homemade brownies! Though the things I do are small, helping other people smile and have something to be grateful for brings great purpose to my life.