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Hi I'm Pamela

I am a birth mom and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved children. From the time I visited an orphanage in Japan at age eight until I had my last child at age forty-eight, children have been my joy. I see in their eyes the pure love of Christ. Children bring laughter, tears, a unique perspective, and can humble you in a way nothing else can. Whether it be vocalizing all the family secrets, a leaky diaper all over a new suit or playing "beautician" with scissors on all the critters and younger siblings, children are what make the world go round, and round, and round! They are our joy and our sorrow now and in the future. That is why, after forty years, one of my greatest joys has been to be reunited with one of the little girls I gave up at birth. With such a love for children, how could I have done such a thing, give a child up? It was because of that love, I wanted them to have something I couldn't give them at the time. Something that means more than all things in this life, an eternal family. I never thought I would see the day (at least in this life) that I would KNOW that the sacrifice had been worth it. I had to go on faith, that it was. However a kind loving Heavenly Father opened the way and I have the privilege and joy of knowing one of the two baby girls I relinquished. I can tell you, that one of the two most painful, heartrending decisions of my life has become one of my greatest joys. When we turn our lives to Christ and listen as he leads, our gravest mistakes become our greatest joys.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints at age 18 I became inactive within a month after being baptized. I had experiences with members that lead me to feel they were not sincere, they were hypocrites. I was too young in the gospel and in life to understand that the gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect, but the members are not. There will always be those who do not live what they profess, that is just the way of things but most members are striving to overcome their baser selves and it is an on-going process taking a life time. It is only through the Atonement of Christ any of us will be found on the right hand side of God and only He who has the right to judge the sincerity of someone's heart. I have made a lot of mistakes in my life and felt, for a long time, I wasn't worthy of being a member of the Church. It took many years for me to learn to forgive myself and in the process, know that my Father in Heaven had forgiven me.(He continues to forgive me as I repent and try to change my life to be in tune with Him, that on going process I mentioned.) I know that Jesus Christ is our mediator with the Father, that only by following His example of love,charity, and forgiveness we can return to live with our Heavenly Father and one another. Christ is the Savior of the world, He, a perfect being, willingly gave His life to allow each of us the opportunity to be upon the earth, have experiences, over come challenges, make mistakes, repent and know the joy of forgiveness. Through His Atoning blood we can be washed clean and though we will have to experience the consequences of sin, we can find peace in knowing He will sweeten the bitter cup and turn sorrow into joy. I know these things to be true and state so in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I serve as a Family History Consultant and teach an Indexing class with my husband on Sundays. My husband and I are Cub Scout Master and Asst Cub Scout Master (respectively). I am the Church Ward Historian. Our family has performed a non-denominational Live Nativity musical children's pageant for fifteen years giving 19 performances in our community. I am a member of the Order of the Arrow in boy scouting. Our family enjoys knitting hats and scarves for the humanitarian effort.