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Hi I'm Eva

I'm a mom, grandma, violinist, music teacher. I love doing family history, writing in my journal and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was a young girl my family immigrated to the USA from Germany in the 50's. My goal in life was to be a mom and get a good education and become a teacher because I always wanted to share what I have learned. Early in life I found I was blessed with the love for music and I began to become deeply involved in singing and playing the violin. I continued with my education and I earned music and education degrees at the nearby university taking lessons from highly qualified teachers. I taught music in the public schools and also have private violin students. Music in our home was always important and it was fun. While raising my five children they all learned to play instruments. As some of them continued, we organized a six piece string ensemble and played for many weddings and other occasions. Today as I write this, seven of my fifteen grandchildren play stringed instruments and one plays the flute and many of the younger ones have expressed the desire to participate also. We still play a wedding once in awhile but we always love sharing our music in church meetings and on occasion a church or family/friend party.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family in Germany and we were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or commonly know as the "Mormons". I am glad I was chosen to come to this family. My parents were my strength and beacon as I was growing up. My faith in this gospel is strong, not just because of my parents and their devotion and testimony, but because I believe I am daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, as well as he loves all his children here on earth. There have been many times in my life, as a child, a youth, my marriage and until this day where in my life through joys, and in trials, pain, in sickness, loneliness and uncertainties of life where I have felt the love of our Heavenly Father. He answers my prayers sometimes in the most quiet, yet assuring ways that all will be well and that I should continue on my journey with peace and happiness. I have felt the love of my Savior and thank him for the sacrifice he has given to all of us so freely that we may all once again live with our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ our Redeemer and with our eternal families forever. I love doing family history. It is fun and fascinating to see how we all fit together from one generation to another. I love my family and want to share my eternities with them and with the gospel through reading our scriptures and listening to our prophets we can be reassured this is an attainable goal.

How I live my faith

I taught in the public schools and teaching and helped other teachers incorporate an excellent music curriculum into their classroom. I have also played in a civic orchestra. In our church unit called a "ward" I have the privilege of choosing music for our choir. Our Choir is excellent and all the members are volunteers who share their time and talents in bringing a sweet spiritual atmosphere into our Sunday meetings. My favorite meeting is at Christmas time. In this program we read the scriptures about the birth of Jesus and intertwine beautiful Christmas musical arrangements with the choir singing and a string ensemble playing along and congregation joining, as we all get to share in the special spirit that Christmas and Christmas Music brings to the soul. I have had many callings in this church. I have spent countless years with the young women as both their spiritual leader and in sports and camping. I have worked with the women's organization called Relief Society and on a monthly basis I have the privilege of visiting individually in the homes of a few sisters and share thoughts and check on their well being both physically and spiritually and I have been greatly blessed to meet many wonderful women. I have also taught a family history class to members of my ward. I am grateful that I have the music in my life and I love sharing my music with others. I love this church and am ever grateful that I can be called a "Mormon"