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Hi I'm Sandy

"I live in Utah. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and racquetball player. I am a Mormon Missionary"

About Me

My husband is my best friend! . My passion is spending time with family and friends. Lake Powell is our favorite family vacation, we have been there at least 80 times. I have had a passion for playing racquetball for the last 35 years and I'm pretty good at it. It's both my exercise and my fun. I enjoy golfing with my husband on vacations, but always hope we get to go out as a twosome . . . I'm NOT a good golfer! I enjoy working in the garden and my family knows I will never pass up playing a game. I married my sweetheart 47 years ago,shortly after he returned from his mission. We were young and full of excitement for our life together. Because I was a latch key kid, I was determined to be a stay at home mom. We were blessed with a son and then a daughter. Several years past and for some unknown reason, we were never able to have more children, much to our dismay. The most comforting words came from my mother, "you didn't get quantity, but you did get quality." Though the years we have discovered the Lord has a plan, he is interested in every detail of our lives, both large and small. We are now blessed to have both children and eight grandchildren live within a block of us; a tender mercy that we appreciate so much.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into a Mormon family, I was the only active member of the church in my family. As a child, I attended church with our next door neighbors. As a teenager I had a good group of friends in our ward and excellent teachers. I discovered what I did and didn't want in life in my early formative years. Even though I wasn't taught in our home, I had good parents and I loved them. I wanted to be sealed together as a family for eternity. I remember doing everything I could think of to encourage my parents to prepare themselves to be able to enjoy the blessings of the temple. I'm not sure why I was blessed with a believing spirit because I never questioned the truthfulness of the restored gospel. I hadn't read the Book of Mormon cover to cover until I was out of high school. It took me three days. Everything rang true to me. I have always known my Heavenly Father loved me, he was my confidant and friend. He knew my desires and I knew that through Jesus Christ all things were possible if I followed his plan for me. I knew I would never get married outside the temple. Even though my parents weren't able to attend my temple marriage, I was later able to attend theirs. When my children started asking "why do grandpa and grandma drink coffee?" my father's heart was softened. In his heart he always knew the truth, but life's circumstances had made him resist returning to full activity. One day he simply announced to mom, "prepare yourself, we need to get ourselves worthy to go to the temple." I know there are so many good people outside the church that simply don't know the importance of priesthood authority. The priesthood power was lost and has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Our Heavenly Father's great plan of happiness was made possible through the atonement and resurrection of our Savior. It's only through faith in Him and obedience to his commandments that we can find true happiness that last through eternity. .

How I live my faith

Having only two children I was able to be very active in the life of my children, the church and community. I've find that no matter where or who I serve, whether as a teacher or leader in the church, in the PTA, in community activities, helping an individual or member of my family, I find joy in the challenge. Often I am asked to do things that I don't feel qualified or comfortable doing, but I never say no. I know the Lord expects us to do hard things and make time to serve and bless others. When we chose to serve, he qualifies us for the work. Often I feel I am the recipient of the service because I learn so much that helps me later in my life. My husband and I were just released as temple ordinance workers so we could serve our second full-time mission. We previously served in the Hungary Budapest Mission and are currently serving in the Utah Provo Mission. We love this new chapter in our lives that allows us to still live at home and continue to have monthly family home evenings in our home with sixteen awesome senior single sisters in our area.. Another tender mercy from the Lord.