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Hi I'm Gayle Gene

About Me

I'm 55-years-old; mother of 6 stepmother of 4 and so far, grandmother of 13. I was married the first time for nearly 19 years, and now for 13 1/2. I love my family. They are everything to me. I've always been a caretaker of sorts. First rearing my own children, and lots of animals. And then for 19 years I was a CNA. I'm now attending school to be a Medical Assistant and will be done in May of 2013. Since July of 2009 I've worked as an Avon Representative - I just made Presidents Club! I love to hike, tent camp, and do all sorts of outdoor activities. I like to go bowling too. And although I'm not great at it I like to dance. I have this to say about my first marriage: I'm glad I didn't know the way it all would end the way it all would go. I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss "The Dance" (Garth Brooks). Makes me cry every time I hear it. And about my second marriage: "I know a place where dreams come true" - and I've found it (Kenny Loggins - "Neverland Medley"). I hope that you will take a look, and read through my profile. I have very good things to share, and stories that I hope will touch your heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I seem to have been born with the gift of Faith. Ever since I can remember I've had a solid testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My mother is Baptist, as is most of her side of the family. And as an adult, my father never attended church, although he was baptised into the LDS faith as a boy. Since I was 3-years-old I went to church with my two older brothers. But they'd always argue with my parents and say, "You don't go, so why do we?!" Finally they stopped going and I just went by myself. I even enjoyed Stake Conference at the age of 12. I've always felt wonderful when I attended church, clear back to my days in Primary. Sometimes as a young girl I'd skip church, but when I did so, I always felt that I'd missed something real important that week. I always want to please my Father in Heaven, and would never turn my back on those those things I know are true. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I've always felt it my duty to do whatever my Father in heaven calls me to do. I've taught children of all ages nursery age up to the age of 14. I have also enjoyed teaching the adult sisters in my church. Some callings can be a real challenge, but with the help of our Heavenly Father we manage to pull it off, and we grow from our callings. We've been instructed to keep journals and family histories. This is something that I enjoy and that I'm good at. I'm like the family Historian. I've kept a journal since I was 19-years-old. For many years I did it by hand in books. For the past 12+1/2 years of my second marriage I've done so on the computer, making entries about every other week, printing them and putting my entries in plastic sheet covers and then into 2" big black books. I now am working on my 9th. I also like to do scrapbooking. And I'm working on my 10th equally large scrapbook. Plus, I've made memory books for my husband and children. I now have a plan to give all our grandchildren little graduation gifts as they graduate from High School - memory books with cute stories and pictures from grandma. We are taught that Families are Forever. So, I believe that my family will be together forever. I love my family and treasure our story and picture books that tell our families story. I also put together little thought books that I give to whomever I feel like giving them to. Included are enlightening poems and thoughts, and in several places I bear my testimony on various subjects. I try to live my faith every day by example, by trying my best to keep my Father's commandments, and by repenting when I do wrong. I hope that someday, as promised, through my example my family members who are non members and inactive will have the desire to investigate the gopel and benefit from living by its teachings.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Gayle Gene
I believe in a loving Heavenly Father. Why would he not bless us with prophets in our day of need just as he blest the Isrealites with Moses. Yes, I believe in our latter day Prophet Thomas S. Monson. I believe that he leads and directs us in righteousness. And I love and appreciate him for all that he does. Show more Show less