She thinks people look at her and make the same judgment call.
When she teaches or coaches, what she is really doing is teaching life skills and self esteem. She plans it that way. She believes that how a person does anything is how they do everything and brings this approach to all she does.
She serves others by grabbing a shovel or a scouring pad -- not by saying, “If I can do anything, call me”.
She goes to every activity our children have, including practices. When people leave her they don’t necessarily remember her, but they feel better about themselves and are motivated to do better, be better, and have better. These are a few of her non-talent talents.
The reason I mention this is that there are others in the Church who, like my wife, wonder how they can make a contribution with what talents and abilities the Lord has allowed them. Some have talents that can be seen from a mile. Some do not.
We are very focused on families and family life in the LDS Church. Many members with SGA -- read, gay -- or those single, divorced, or in situations outside of traditional families wonder if there is a place for them. Often their answer is not obvious. But with direction from the Spirit, we can use our gifts to create a new place for us and all those we love.
We are all of critical importance regardless of sexual attraction, marital status or reproductive capability. Each of us is a child of our Heavenly Father. We are honored to know each other, to associate with each other, to serve and be served by each other. Our talents bless others and we are blessed by the talents of others -- all of which can come from unusual places.