Quick history: I was born of very goodly parents who raised me in the Salt Lake City area. I am from pioneer ancestors and am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have 4 sisters and now 4 brothers-in-law. My extended families are huge. I married my true love in 1990 and we have 3 children ages 17, 14 and 8. We still live in the Salt Lake Valley area.
I have recently joined a bunch of clubs: Working Mothers; The Middle-Aged; Parent of Teenagers (which automatically enters me into the Club of Old-Fashioned Know Nothings); and because my husband recently became a full-time magician, I've joined The Club of the Self-Employed (which really means The Terminally Poor But With Great Hopes Club - thank heavens I have my job, though it doesn't quite pay the bills). Unfortunately I have also joined The Grief Stricken Club since my parents recently passed away within 17 months of each other. That's the worst club to be a part of, although I really don't feel part of a club, I feel very much alone.
Even though I miss my parents terribly, I know I'll see them again. That knowledge keeps me going. Other than that, I am fairly happy with my lot in life. I have a happy marriage, great kids, wonderful sisters and lots of family support. I have a good ward for additional spiritual support. All of that helps me get through the tough times. I'm grateful for my blessings.