The one thing I am most passionate about: My faith. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am deeply grateful and honored to call myself LDS/Mormon. I searched for this church all of my life and once I found it, I never looked back. I am also deeply passionate about music, particularly vocal music in the classical genre. I write sacred choral music. I am currently working on the libretto and music for an oratorio of 1 Nephi. If you would like to hear some of my arrangements, look up Lora Gittings-Mills on YouTube. (You cannot contact me this way.) I also do all the singing for those recordings that are my arrangements.
The most important thing I am looking for in a person is shared faith: if you are not a committed Latter Day Saint I really cannot consider dating you in anything like a serious capacity. The Lord has made some promises to me that involve my eternal companion and you must be LDS in order to fulfill those promises. So, I am also seeking a strong priesthood holder who wields his faith and the power of his office with love, humility, compassion, confidence, and joy. Perfection is not expected; pursuit of it is. Please have a deep and abiding love of family, strong commitment to building the Kingdom, and a love of learning. Be gentle, kind, a good communicator, happy and affectionate. Think the world of me, as I will of you.
The most influential person in my life has been: Jesus Christ; The Holy Ghost; my step-father; my mother; both sets of grandparents; extended family; countless teachers, mentors, friends; and there are some fiction authors who have kept me sane during the rougher periods of my life. I'll tell you about them if we have an opportunity to talk to each other more in-depth. I love people. After all, if there were no "you" I could not understand myself as "me." I learn the most about myself by being in relationship with you.
The first thing people notice about me: I'm told I have beautiful eyes, a generous and infectious smile, a sweet personality, that I'm ridiculously intelligent, a good conversationalist, compassionate, funny (in a nice way), have a big and contagious laugh, and that my faith is visible and tangible in my interactions with others.
Three of my best life skills are: Being a good friend, Intellectual curiosity, and Leading by example.
Things I can’t live without: The Atonement and the Holy Ghost; Temple worthiness; Music; Nature: its diversity and breath-taking beauty; Affection
With my leisure time: I love to sing, sew and garden. I enjoy being invited over to the homes of my friends who have children, especially very little ones, to have Family Home Evening with them. I arrange and compose choral music. I write; mostly my own life history and family stories, as well as theological musings and revelations. I do genealogy work. I go to the Temple as often as possible. I love to cook meals for others and then have long conversations while enjoying good food and company together.
The thing I wish more people would notice about me: I'm not really much of a surprise. I'm pretty authentic and open. I do have a private side that I only share with my most intimate friends and family but those are details, not the whole of who I am. I really enjoy traveling, but I like home even more and, as well-educated as I am, I really like the domestic arts and making a comfortable and inviting home, more than anything else. One of my favorite things to do is have a few close friends over for a casual meal and board games. I love to read the scriptures out loud together with others, particularly investigators. My favorite topics of conversation are God, Christ and the Restored Gospel.
I really miss living on a farm/ranch. I love horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and having a big garden. I'd like to raise Angora rabbits and Border Leicester sheep for fiber. That's my plan for the not-too-distant-future. I'd also like to learn leather-working. I am already an accomplished wood-worker.
I love children and regret never having had any of my own. I'd be happy to love and help with yours or your grandchildren. I'd also be happy to adopt children if you are interested in doing so together.
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.