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Hi I'm Carol

I'm a Mormon. I have been a homemaker for 46 years. Before I was married I received degree in Elementary Education.

About Me

I am the mother of four and grandmother to twelve! This is my life and love. We take our family fishing, rock hounding, swimming, camping, to plays, and many other fun and instructional activities. My husband and I both graduated from college and all our children have graduated with degrees. We encourage our grandchildren, if they are interest, in gaining further education. We have made our own family musical productions, plays, or pageants. One play was put on, by our grandchildren, to celebrate their great grandmother's 88th birthday. She died before her birthday the next year! The children sang at her funeral because we also sing together. We are currently serving a full time mission for our church.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, but found it important and necessary to, individually, ask Heavenly Father for His witness of the truths I had grown up believing. In this way, I could authentically teach our children and others my beliefs. I found this witness by living the commandments, studying the scriptures, and sincere prayer. That witness has grown over the years as I have applied gospel truth to real, difficult, situations such as overcoming cancer at age 30. God has been present in my live in a very real and, to me, visible way. I have found it very satisfying to teach my children and grandchildren these truths and watch them discover for themselves that God is real. I have a grandson who is just completing a mission for our church. He has grown in wonder and strength as his has tried what he has been taught by his parents and grandparents and found it rock solid in his own experiences! The process of coming to know God, has brought me great joy.

How I live my faith

My faith is the center of my life. My husband and I believe that by small and simple things, great things are brought to pass. We have prepared ourselves for life by caring for our minds, bodies, and spirits. Now, we teach this simple philosophy to others, including our family. I have taught others through many opportunities for leadership within our church in the womens', youth and childrens' organizations. Our lives have felt whole and complete through this happy life style. Service has been a constant in our daily lives. It has produced joy, accomplishment, and fulfillment.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Carol
I believe this doctrine of Eternal Family so completely that it has guided all my choices in raising a family. My husband I took both of our elderly mothers into our home, at different times, where our children could form close bonds before they passed away. We believe these dear mothers will be our eternal family and friends along with the grandfathers that have passed on. Death is not the end of our association! We have lived to that end. Show more Show less