I am a Native, born into a humble situation in my grandmother's hogan (dirt dwelling of the Navajo Nation). Our family survived on our livestock and off the land. I was taught by my father who was not permitted to go to school so he could take care of our survival again and again that we had to take care of and provide for ourselves as best as we could. As a young child, my father sent me off the reservation to gain the English speaking education and to become familiar with the ways of the Caucasians. I lived with a foster Caucasian family for 10 and a half yrs. They were also Mormons like Romney. They joined my father in helping me gain a good education not only in school but in all the aspects of life. They helped me gain great reverence for my Native heritage. They helped me learn the deeper aspect of the spiritual teachings of my people and they added more enrichment to help me strive to keep a peaceful heart. They also taught me that the secret to real wealth was hard work, self discipline, saving for emergencies and my good dreams and good desires to come true, and to help others gain good things for themselves. I also began to pay a tenth of what I earned called tithing, then my husband and I started to pay the amount of one meal or more to help those who were in need of assistance. Seeing all the good results become alive in my own life has astounded me! This is what Romney and his family have done. Mormons, people of other faiths, and good honest people through out the world who truly live the principles that govern happiness reach out to others to help and encourage others to rise to their potential. We need more of this kind of people who see us in a better light to do for ourselves greater things than the government can ever do for us individually. I am Gentle White Dove and I have spoken.
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 02:43