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Hi I'm Regina Marie Angel

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, and dreamer of big dreams, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, and dreamer of big dreams. When I was a little girl I loved to dream of being someone special. To me, that meant becoming a beautiful ballerina, a singer, an artist, or even a princess, like Cinderella. Through the years I continued learning and dreaming, but one dream became more important than all the others—to become a wife and mother. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait too long before that happy dream came true, when I married my high-school sweetheart and we began our wonderful life together. Shortly after our marriage we did something that I had never before dreamed of doing, and that was joining a different church than the dear one I'd grown up in. My husband and I were baptized and became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That decision, to become a Mormon, changed my life and shaped my dreams more than any other decision I'd ever made—because it was when I embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ that I began my journey of more fully understanding how to dream and what to do with those dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, one of the teachings that touched me the most was that families could be together forever. My husband and I wanted that for our family. We wondered how to accomplish such a beautiful blessing. As Mormons, another doctrine I love is that we have a living prophet today and other inspired Church leaders. Our leaders encourage and teach us and something they have emphasized over the years is giving our families our best efforts. So through the years, my kind and handsome husband has worked tirelessly to provide for us—at one time in our early, leaner years, working three to four jobs so that I could stay home and care for our children. How thankful I am for that good, honorable man who did all he could to help so many of my dreams come true—including and especially, caring for and teaching our six amazing children—so each of them could go on to marry an outstanding spouse, and bless us with 17 beautiful grandchildren (with two more grandbabies on the way!). It’s been a great joy to see our children pursue their own dreams, but the greatest joy to my husband and me is to see which dream has become their fondest. I see my own fondest dream coming true as we watch them, along with their spouses, live their lives, and as they teach our precious grandchildren correct principles—who they truly are as beloved sons and daughters of God, and that if they will love and follow Him, and His son Jesus Christ, they will live happy lives on this earth and in the life to come. Though we've not been perfect in the pursuit of our wonderful goal, the gospel of Jesus Christ offers the hope and direction we need to keep trying. I still dream many dreams, but I’m most thankful for my fondest dream. I will strive to live my life that it may come true—for myself and for my family—and for all those I come in contact with—that they and their families may be happy on this earth and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

A turning point came for me one day when I was pondering the words of a church hymn, entitled, “I Believe in Christ." I was struck by the line that read, " . . . from Him I'll gain my fondest dream." I began thinking of all the dreams I'd had since childhood, including becoming a wife and mother. What did the line from the song mean? What was, or should be, my fondest dream? As I continued to ponder, I understood, and I knew what I wanted for my fondest dream— As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saints, I knew I had a Father in Heaven and a Savior, Jesus Christ, who loved me. I knew They wanted me to love Them and follow Their teachings, so that I could live happily here on earth, and one day return to live with Them in our Heavenly home. But that was not all—I knew They wanted my precious family to be there with me in that Heavenly home—for how could it be Heaven without those people I loved so dearly? So THAT became my fondest dream—that my family could stay together and live happily, both on this earth and in the life to come. I knew this dream would take a lot of time and energy—energy that sometimes I wanted to give to the other creative dreams and projects I had in my mind and heart. Sometimes I would take the time to work on those projects, and that would be a blessing to me, but then other times I would realize I needed to turn my attention more to my family. I knew I needed to spend quality time with my sweet husband nurturing our marriage, and together we needed to teach our precious children who they truly were—beloved sons and daughters of God—that He had a plan for them on this earth, and if they would learn to love Him and follow Him, and His Son, Jesus Christ, they would be happy, both in this life and in the life to come.