Friday, June 15, 2007

Our Next First Lady ~ Ann Romney

In the News

Ann Romney: You Gotta Have Faith

By: Sunlen Miller
ABC News

..."Speaking to a crowd of Hispanic clergy and community leaders, Ann Romney, an Episcopalian turned Mormon, addressed how faith has affected all parts of her life." ...

"'My faith experience, well, as you can imagine, you need a lot of faith to raise five boys,' she laughed. "

Romney said raising her family was a lot of joy and placed utmost importance on the roles of a mother and father in society. 'I do recognize the most valuable work being done across the country is that work being done inside the four walls in our homes. And let us not forget how important the work of the mother and father are to raising responsible citizens.'

"Beyond the challenges of motherhood, Romney called on faith during a time she dubs as a 'crisis' in her life, after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998." ...

"The test of faith, she said, during her battle with multiple sclerosis developed a sense of compassion for others. 'I learned to have a more compassionate heart. We all have burdens and we need to learn to carry each other's burdens, lighten each other's load.'" ...

"'We are all children of the same God, and we have to come together to solve our problems and not be fighting so much,' she said. 'I'm hopeful we can get there as a country, and that we will learn to overcome some of the hostility we face in the political arena.'"...

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