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Hi I'm Val

I grew up on a cattle ranch. I am a mom with four amazing kids. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom and wife. It has taught me to love unconditionally and serve. I grew up riding horses and driving tractors. I like to try new things - learned to ski, painting furniture and digital scrapbooking.

Why I am a Mormon

During difficult times in my life, I can look back now and see how God has guided, protected and loved me while trying to teach me. When I was expecting my third baby, we discovered he would not survive. My heart was broken and I remember waking up and crying every morning for at least a month. The Savior brought special people into my life that healed my heart. My understanding of the gospel plan for families has comforted me. I know our family will be complete when we do die and return to heaven if I try my best and keep the Lord's commandments.

How I live my faith

Serving others has helped me discover my talents and trust in my Heavenly Father. I used to be afraid to give talks or sing in public. When I was around ten years or old, I stood up to sing a musical number in church and got so scared I ran right out of the chapel and hid in the bathroom. Many years later I can teach music to children or give a talk and feel excited and confident because I know my Savior loves me and will help me.