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Hi I'm Patricia

I'm a happily married woman, a retired principal. Grandmother of 26. A friend. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When my children were little, I loved being a stay-at-home mom while attending college part time. I graduated with my bachelors degree at age 38, and my masters degree at age 51. I started teaching school at age 42 and became a principal at age 53. I love to travel and have visited places across the globe from Kiev to Tokyo to Canberra. I love to exercise and have run 3 marathons.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it has brought me great peace and joy. From the time I was a young girl, I have felt that the church was true. That feeling did not change as I became a teenager and a young adult. All of my life experiences have taught me that my Heavenly Father is watching over me, and desires very much to bless me. All I need to do is to keep His commandments. This doesn't mean my life has always been easy. Sometimes it has been achingly hard. But I know from experience that Heavenly Father and Jesus will help carry my heavy loads and surround me with their love and tender care.

How I live my faith

For the past two years, I've had the privilege of working with the children in our ward. For one year, I worked with the children 18 months to 3 years old in our congregation, teaching them about Heavenly Father and Jesus, along with scripture stories that taught them basic principles such as honesty, kindness and love. I learned so much from them--much more than I taught them. The next year, I worked with children age 3 to 12, teaching them songs and stories to help them learn to have faith in Jesus Christ and to pray to him always. The children were well-behaved and eager to learn, and they became my dear friends. My service was a joy!