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Faith, family, and friends are the forces that drive Gerry Snyder Blumberg. But, she is also passionate about freedom and its preservation for her granddaughters. She fought the good fight for over 20 years in the California political arena guided by Edmund Burke's statement, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

In an effort to make a difference in the rapidly changing culture, she gave her time, energy, and money to support conservative causes. Education and life issues were her hot buttons, particularly while her children were at home. As the years wore on, the political arena became so contentious and lost its fascination and life became more precious with the birth of that first granddaughter.

Gerry heard from her daughter the frustrations, fears, and problems associated with the first few months and years of raising a family.

Through the book, "
Becoming a Woman of Influence" by Carol Kent, God called Gerry to volunteer as a Mentor Mom for the MOPS group—Mothers of Preschoolers—in her church. Gerry encouraged and loved those young women for seven years through speaking, demonstrating cooking techniques, laughing, holding babies, shedding tears, and sharing God's hope and promise for each one.

The miracle of the Internet introduced Gerry to her husband, Mark. Priorities changed soon after the wedding and after a cross-country search, they moved from California to Arizona. The quiet of the desert inspires her while the slower pace of life allows Gerry to pursue her interests in speaking and writing.

Time spent with both of her children and their families in California is always a priority. The trip may seem long and tiring but the fatigue melts away when "Nana" echoes from lips of her five sweet granddaughters.