Annette is the mother of 10 children, 6 sons and 4 daughters and currently 9 grandchildren. She loves to create and does this in her yard and home. Her family likes to tease her of being addicted to paint fumes since she loves painting everything! She loves creating an inviting atmosphere for those entering her home. She loves to make others feel needed and important and reaching out to those in need. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loves paying attention to the beauties of God's creations and the tender mercies He sends everyday.
She spends a lot of time learning about growth mindset and creating calm and peace and joy in the journey through life. She loves sharing the awesome things she's learned with others. She has been married to her amazing spouse for over 35 years. They work side by side raising and caring for their family.
Annette's own words about motherhood:
Motherhood is such an amazing journey, you learn so much along the way.
Some of the things I've learned over the years is how important it is to enjoy the journey. During stressful times it is so helpful if you can find the humor in the moment. You will probably laugh about them in the future so laugh about them now :) I once heard it said the laughter you will get from these moments will be the glue that bonds you and your family together as you laugh about them over and over in years to come. :)
I also have learned that there are so many amazing moms out there loving, nurturing, and teaching these wonderful spirits that God has trusted in our care. So thankful for all of them and the unique talents they each share in their role as mom.
It's so important to know that there is no way to be a perfect mom but a million ways to be a good one :) I am also thankful to the women who never had children of their own that have nurtured and loved the precious children they come in contact with in life.
I am so thankful for the loving children I have been blessed with. I have treasured the memories over the years. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.
I love the saying "Our family is our greatest treasure"
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