I have a husband of 32+ years, 3 sons, 3 daughters-in-law, and 6 grandchildren. I love the arts, and am devoted to my family and Faith. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormons.
My family—my husband, my sons, daughters, and grandchildren, my parents, grandparents, and siblings are all woven into the fabric of my character. I am wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, and the lives and happiness of those I love are as vital to me as my own.
My faith in Jesus Christ and in His Gospel is unwavering. Incipient and, in my childhood, dependent upon the nurturing of others, it has flourished and strengthened line upon line, until it has become uniquely mine own and elemental to my soul. My relationship with my Savior and Redeemer is intensely personal and individual, as it is with my Heavenly Father.
My writing is perhaps that aesthetic element which, unlike music or art, sprang into existence of myself, without the seeds having been planted by my parents or mentors. In this I find myself most separate and distinct from those who are so much a part of me.
Although I identify myself in great measure by my family and my faith, and am somewhat influenced in arts and aesthetics by those whose opinions have earned my respect, none other possesses that precise chemistry of mind, heart, body, and soul which makes me uniquely me.