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I am a wife and mother. I have four children. I enjoy knitting, crochet, quilting and paper crafts. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in textile design. I am so blessed to be able to be a mom and find that serving my family is very fulfilling. I am currently living with an autoimmune disease, and raising four children who also each have autoimmune diseases or chronic conditions.
I love having comfort and guidance from the Holy Spirit in my life at all times. Also, I love having a living prophet on the earth who receives revelation from God, that I can listen to, and follow in an often confusing and conflicting world. Most of all, I love having the promises and blessings of the Holy Temple, in that our family is eternal and will not end with death. I know that my Father in Heaven knows me, and loves me. He is concerned with the details in my life and he hears my prayers. He answers them.
My prayers have always been answered but not always in the way that I expected. About 10 years ago, my health started to fail and I got very ill. I prayed that I would recover and be healed. My prayers were answered with guidance about my disease, like when to go to the ER, what specialists to see, and what medicines to take. Nevertheless, I was not healed, and I continued to struggle with this disease. I have learned that the Lord has never left me alone. He has always provided comfort, guidance and people to help me cope. Now almost 10 years later, I still have my disease, but I have been able to do more than I ever thought possible even while still struggling with the symptoms. I understand now that the Lord knows it is sometimes better for us to go through difficult things, rather than just have them removed from our path. I have faith that someday, in the Lord's time, I will be healed from this affliction, and in the meantime, I have faith to endure. I have gratitude for the many wonderful blessings I have received, and the things that I have learned.
I live my faith in many ways. One is by serving in church. Every month, I visit with other women in their home and share with them a gospel message, help or lend support wherever needed. I also serve by teaching 4 and 5 year olds gospel lessons on Sundays. As a family we live our faith by worshiping in church, praying together daily, reading from the scriptures, and trying our best to obey the commandments.