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Hi I'm Patricia

I grew up in Colorado. I'm a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I enjoy reading and learning new things about a variety of subjects. I have fun writing my own recipes and trying them out on my family, although there maybe times they wished I wouldn't let them be my taste testers. I am a wife and a mother of four adult children, three boys and one girl. I am a grandmother of two wonderful grandsons with a third grandson due in a couple of months. I collect gnomes and I like to entertain my family with the stories I make up about each gnome. They all have names and a story about them as to where they come from, their occupation and what they do all day while we are at work. I think they may think I'm a little crazy.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life I have had my events happen that have shown me that there is a God and that he loves me. I don't always understand why I've been given some of the challenges that He has. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and all of us and he wants us to be happy. I have bipolar disorder. I know that this is my trial that will make me a better person, I need to do all that I can to keep it under control. There was one day that I was having a very rough time with the depression aspect of this mental illness. I was to the point that I was contemplating taking my own life. As I was laying in bed consumed with these thoughts that this was the only way to end this dark, heavy feeling, my husband called me on the phone. He said he was calling to see how I was doing and that he loved me. I don't remember anything else about that conversation, but after I got off I was feeling not so desperate. A week or so later he said he knew what I was contemplating and felt a strong need to take the time off of work to give me a call. I KNOW that my Father in Heaven gave my husband he inspiration to call me at that time. Later in my life I finally got down on my knees and prayed to my Father in Heaven and told him I would do everything I needed to do to keep the bipolar under control and that I was turning the rest over to him. I know with faith that He will help me and bless me and I must do all I can. This means I must take my medication as directed, get as much sleep as I can, see my psychiatrist and believe in my Heavenly Fathers love for me and I can keep this under control. I know our Father loves each and everyone of us and this same help is available to everyone. We just need to ask for it. I'm glad to be a Mormon that I was taught that I could ask for help. That my Father and His Son, Jesus Christ want us to be happy and he will protect us.

How I live my faith

I teach every fourth Sunday in the Women's Organization we call Relief Society. I teach my lessons from the talks given by the Leaders of our church. I feel that as I prepare these lessons that I learn more than the women I teach. I rely on the Lord's inspiration and guidance in my teaching. I make sure to pray before I start to prepare my lesson and to continue to pray for my Heavenly Fathers help every night and morning in my personal prayers. I know that I receive His help when I pray and prepare because I have said some things in my lessons that I did not prepare or a scripture may come to mind that helps clarify a point I'm trying to make. Service is important to me. Our Savior spent his entire life serving others and never complaining. Even when he suffered for our sins and died on the cross he did not complain. I am not required to do as much so I try to serve others when possible and most of all to serve my family and not complain about serving them.