(me in the striped pj's, my twin sisters and my Grandma...1988)
One of my biggest and fondest memories is how she influenced me to be a good person. She was a great example of service and selflessness. She encouraged me to read the Book of Mormon before I turned 12. I respected and loved her very much and so even though it is a very long book (especially for a kid), I worked hard and read and read and can remember the day I went to her house and told her that I finished. I was somewhere between 11-12 and I was so excited to tell her. I remember sitting on her piano bench. I think I even remember what I wore. If I am right, it was that awesome peach satin dress that I loved. :) And my hair was of course long and permed. But because of her and my parents and other great examples in my life, I have a solid foundation of faith, love of the scriptures and a knowledge that I was loved by my Heavenly Father.
(around 1990 with my brother and sisters)
I hope I can be like her. I hope I can serve and give like her and be supportive and fun for my grandchildren. She is definitely an inspiration to me.