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Hi I'm Rosalie

I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I moved to British Columbia in 1997.

About Me

Hi! I'm a single parent of one grown son and three foster children. I also have two dogs. I enjoy spending time with my kids, reading, chatting with my friends. I don't really have a hobby but lately I've been thinking of taking up crotcheting. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in religious studies. Although I'm sure by now it's horribly outdated. I don't necessarily want to go back to school but I enjoy learning. I am endlessly curious and I usually have lots of questions about things that interest me. I love to read but I am notoriously picky about what I choose to read. I was born and raised on a dairy farm but I live in the city now. I find, though, that as I get older, I want to get back to the "simple" life of living on a farm of some sort. I kind of wish my kids could have had the same childhood I did.

Why I am a Mormon

This is a question I get a lot from people who know me. I grew up going to the United Church of Canada but I stopped attending regularly when I was about 12 or so. I have always been curious about beliefs and when I got to university I had the chance to be exposed to, and study, many belief systems that I didn't know much about. Mormonism was one of those. As I lived my life, religion was always in the back of my mind. When anyone would ask, my answer would vary from being an atheist to whatever fad religion I was into at the moment. But I think I always knew I was lying to myself. When my father (who was very religious) passed away in 2013, I felt lost. I think I realized at that point that I needed religion in my life. When the missionaries came to my door I was really excited to see them. I think my enthusiasm took them by surprise since they are so used to having doors slammed in their faces. I couldn't talk to them that day so i asked them to come back. When they returned, I told them I was an atheist, that I believed the higher power called "The Universe" and they wouldn't be able to convert me. Famous last words. It took a few teachings but I was pretty much won over from the get go. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed and when the missionaries taught me the Plan of Salvation, I was completely convinced. The idea of one day being reunited with my family and with God was so very appealing. When they asked me if I wanted to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and be baptized, I didn't hesitate to say yes. I went to church for the first time on Mother's Day 2014 and I was baptized on June 12. I found out later that some people investigate the church for months and even years. But I didn't feel the need to. For me it was the absolute truth almost immediately. I felt like I was home. I have already felt the blessings. On June 28, my 15 year old foster son was baptized. He, too, had come to see the truth on his own.

How I live my faith

I'm a pretty new Mormon so I'm still getting into the swing of things. I'm already the assistant librarian for our ward, which is a fantastic way for me to get to know new people. And, of course, I'm also exposed to all the various materials so I can continue my learning. I also do visiting teaching with a partner. That is another great way for me to get to know the members of the ward and to learn about other people's views. I'm excited for all the things that will come my way as time goes by.