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Hi I'm Rosalie

I grew up in the United States. I have seven children and a son with Down Syndrome. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother and grandmother. I have 7 children and 17 grandchildren and my youngest son has Down Syndrome. I enjoy sewing, travel, gardening and spending time with my family. I have a degree in Secondary Education and taught school before having children. Later I worked in a public library as a part-time librarian and met many wonderful people and authors.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Jesus Christ lived on earth and gave us an example to follow to return to our Father in Heaven. I know that He is the Son of God and atoned for our sins and makes it possible for us to repent and endure our trials. I know that He is resurrected and we will live again. I know He loves us and I have found a fullness of his gospel and teachings in the Book of Mormon as translated by Joseph Smith. I know a prophet lives and guides the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today and that 12 apostles have been called to serve with him. The priesthood has been restored to help us in this dispensation and enable us to be sealed to our families forever. I am grateful for the witness and testimony I have been given through the gift of the Holy Ghost. This testimony helps me in my daily struggles and helps me look forward with faith for the future.

How I live my faith

I have loved serving in my church in youth organizations and in the women's organization. I have spent many weeks during the summer at youth camps with young women and find them full of energy and concern for the world around them. I have met amazing, talented and caring women of all ages and helped them in their struggles with family, finances and health issues. I have organized events for women to help them become better wives, mothers, and members of the community. I have served in the public schools that my children attended with PTA events, field trips and musical productions. Some of my favorite experiences have been in the homes of women I have grown to love through the visiting teaching program. When you meet a women in her home, with her family, and listen to her joys and concerns, you can really learn to love her as a sister.