I know you are "outdoorsy," "athletic," and "physically active." You're supposed to be! I have never particularly been any of those, although I do love nature and have lived on a ranch and raised livestock with my ex. I am more the comfortable, stay-at-home, bake-you-cookies and listen-to-you-sympathetically type.
I've never been "eye candy" (Though I'm told I have "amazing" eyes.) or anything approaching what the world considers a "beauty," though I have my charm and I "clean up well." Rather, I'm a great companion in conversation and decision-making. I have a good head on my shoulders and a huge, generous heart. I'm compassionate, intelligent, deeply committed to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, a fairly good cook, loyal, loving, affectionate, have a wonderful sense of humor, love children, gifted, creative, talented, and reliable.
If you are looking for "adventure" then I can't help you. If you want someone to spend the rest of your life with and know you can count on, let's start a conversation.
Why was I never married? I'm a recent convert, came from divorced parents, and didn't realize how important marriage and family are. No children? I was not capable but I helped raise the 2 children of my now ex.
As I said, I'm a recent convert. Baptized August 24, 2013, and received my endowment almost a year-to-the-day later. I could hardly wait and I go to the Temple a lot. My father, when he died, left me more than 4000 family names to do work for, though he was not a member of the Church. Would you like to help me with this monumental task?
I like to study the scriptures daily, though sometimes I get distracted. I love to talk with Heavenly Father and I do so often. I take my callings quite seriously -- ward music director and ward missionary -- and am looking forward to the callings I was promised in my patriarchal blessings, as well. I would love to someday serve a mission with my husband, though I'm not sure I have the fortitude to go alone. I am also looking forward to the blessing of eternal companionship and posterity that I was promised in my patriarchal blessing.
I trust Heavenly Father to know that, in a companion, I need a strong priesthood holder who wields the authority of his faith with power, conviction, compassion and love.
I hold my graduate degree in theology and I read our Church history and general authorities voraciously. So be ready to keep up with my library!
I have been a singer all my life. My first profession was as an opera/classical singer. These days, though, I'm happy to conduct the choir rather than sing in it, as the pipes are getting a little rusty. (I'm a bit vain about my voice, unfortunately.) I also sew, cook, garden (vegetables and flowers), can and preserve, read, do service projects, watch occasional movies or educational films (though I find I don't have the stomach for television anymore), write and arrange music for my ward choir, have friends over for meals and game nights, drive longer distances to see friends out of town, and continue my education -- now in healthcare. I miss having a small farm with chickens and larger livestock. I love all of God's creatures.
I do go to the gym but more for overall health, strength and mobility than for "athleticism" or even "weight" management. I'm a big woman, like most of the women in my family, and we're all cuddly and comfy!
I also love children and regret never having had any of my own. I'd be happy to love and help with yours or your grandchildren.
Mostly, I miss being someone's best friend and companion. That's what I'm best at. Take me up on the offer. You might be surprised.