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Hi I'm Loretta

I'm a wife of 42 years, mother of 5, and grandmother of 8. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised as an "army brat." My father was in the military until I was almost 16, so I was able to live in many places. I have traveled to 42 of the 50 states in the United States, and to a few foreign countries. I am the "middle child" of 5 children. I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My mother was raised in the LDS church and wanted her family to have the opportunity to be taught the things she knew. My father joined the church when I was 8 years old. I married my best friend and sweetheart 42 years ago and we raised our family in the Mormon faith. Our children continue that tradition with their children. One of the many things I enjoy is working with children. They seem to be drawn to me. I served in the Primary (Mormon children's organization) for over 25 years, as well as volunteering and working in elementary schools. I especially love to teach. In church, I have taught students of every age from 18 months to adult. Each class and age group I have taught still brings it's own special memories to my mind. Other things I enjoy are reading and socializing with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the things that I have learned in this church are true. I have felt the burning in my heart many times. I know God lives. I know Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. I know who I am, a child of my Heavenly Father, with divine potential. I lived as a spirit child of God before I was born on this earth. I know that I am here on earth to gain a physical body and to help develop that divine potential within me as I learn and grow and help others to do the same. I have been given special gifts and challenges to help me accomplish that goal. I will live, grow, and develop more after I leave this earth. I will, because of the Atonement, live with God, my family, and special friends forever. That is such a wonderful promise to me. I hope and pray that I will endure to the end and become the individual God would want me to be that I may be worthy of that promise.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to stay in touch with my Heavenly so I will know who may need my help that day. I try each day to live my life a little better than the day before. Since I have several health problems, and my husband has Parkinson's Disease, we strive to keep a positive attitude as we face the daily challenges life brings. Since we often don't get to attend church, or participate in the activities of service, we are focusing more on bettering our inner selves - building our personal relationship with God and striving to become more Christlike in our thoughts and feelings. I can still serve others by being an example, giving encouragement, sharing my testimony, and other things I am inspired to do or say.