I have a very strong testimony of my Savior, and am working on being the kind of person He has in mind for me to be. I am easy going, active in church, my life revolves around church and family. I like small town life but can be at home in a city as well.
I love to attend the Temple, though that involves a 5 hour drive each way either to Omaha or Denver, and so limits me to about once a month.
Have a small garden which is not as successful as I would like since I am not much on working outdoors, but love to knit, sew, read, cook, etc.
In my church callings I am now active as the Compassionate Service Coordinator in the Ward, it is a very rewarding position. Actually one of the few callings I have ever held that did not involve Primary. I have been a member of the Church since a teenager, I joined against the wishes of my family and was treated like an outcast by my mother. In my stubborn youth that made me stronger and more determined to be a faithful member. I guess you could say that it was my way of being a rebellious teenager, I joined the church.
I raised 2 daughters of my own, 2 step children were teens when my husband and I married and 2 other young women still call me Mom, one was a run-away that we helped get cleaned up and off drugs and the other came to us as an exchange student from Germany, she returned later, graduated with honors from UW and is now an attorney in Seattle with one child. I have 9 grandchildren. Now my daughter, her husband and 5 children live with me. Having a big family around is busy, fun, interesting and crowded. I liked living alone in the small town but I missed a few things: I missed Family Night and Family Prayers, Family Scripture Study, I tried to include my cat but she just thinks if I am on my knees it's so I can better be at her level for petting. She didn't like to participate in any games on Family Night and wanted to put her nose in the popcorn bowl when it was time for the treats. She is no fun at all. I missed Date Night and having someone take me to nice places and hold the door for me.
I feel as if the Lord called me to Kansas after my husband passed on, in 2009, and there is a purpose for me here.