I was born in Butte, Montana and raised in Dillon, Montana on a large cattle ranch. Actually, “raised” is a stretch because my family moved from the ranch to the city when I was only 8 years old. I was the youngest of 5 children and I felt ripped off that my parents picked up and moved just as I was finally old enough to do 4H like my older siblings. We moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. When people hear I am from Utah they ask…are you Mormon? Yes I’m a Mormon …..a five generation Mormon. I have friends from every religious domination and I love and respect each of them for their beliefs and values, just as they do mine.
I am a mom and a grandmother. I love being a mom, but I must be totally honest…being a grandmother is a lot more fun! My husband Scott and I have been married 30 years ….we have 7 children, 4 daughters and 3 sons. Four married children and two adorable grandsons. Being a mother is no doubt the hardest job in the world and the most rewarding job ever!….well, most days:)
In September of 2011 and again in November of 2012, I traveled to India with the Global LifeVision team. We taught a very detailed goal-setting program, called Ideal LifeVision at a university in New Delhi, and then spent a week with the street children of Kolkata. I went to India thinking I was going to change others lives, but discovered it was my own life that was changed. The experience was beyond words PHENOMENAL. (see India posts or click here to see my India video) Next on my list is Africa!
I am currently working from home as a special projects assistant to Chad Hymas, a motivational speaker/author. The Wall Street Journal named Chad one of the ten most inspirational men in the world. I count my lucky stars to be part of a team helping Chad share his message with the world.
The highlight of my week is volunteering as an advisor to the Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP) for mentally challenged kids and adults. We have about 100 special needs kids attend our weekly activity. They are angels on earth.
The biggest lessons I have learned from being a mom is this; ….they grow up too fast, enJOY every stage! …..and once they are married they like you again!