I have a degree in Elementary Ed. w/ a Special Ed. endorsement, but I have been working for a Financial Planner for the past 7 years. My boss, and the other 3 agents in our office are all LDS. They have become like big brothers to me, although I am older than all of them.
I'm from a family of 5 girls, and grew up on a small family farm. With no brothers, guess who learned to milk cows & irrigate, and drive tractor before a car. But I would not have changed that experience.
I have 2 boys, ages 15 and 12. My older son is currently w/ his father. I have him every other weekend, visits during the summer and holidays, and mid wk visits every other week.
Born into the Church, I've been active as long as I can remember. I have wonderful ancestors that helped to build the kingdom, and the Nauvoo Temple, etc. I have held numerous callings, among which was serving a mission to the land of my ancestors in Norway from Nov. '81 to May of '83. It is beautiful there. I would love to return someday. Before single parenthood, I spent a great deal of time doing genealogical research.
My testimony is broad & varied. I bear witness of the ‘Tender Mercies’ of the Lord in my behalf. Little things, like when I’m bogged down with the PLOM disease. (Poor Little Ole Me), He shows me that I have much to be grateful for. One day while shopping for church pants for my son, I was feeling sorry for myself. A beautiful, cheerful cashier waited on me, she had no arms below her elbows. On my way home, I gave thanks that I had 2 arms to drive my own car. Later that day as I mowed my lawn, again I gave thanks that I was blessed with 2 arms and a healthy body to push that lawnmower. A young man in our ward primary has no legs below his knees. I have much to be thankful for. Those wonderful spirits came down to occupy less than perfect bodies, just so I could be humbled, and enjoy those 'Tender Mercies'.