Hi I'm Stephanie
I grew up a military brat. I'm an insomniac. I love chocolate a little too much. I sing in my car. Loudly. And I'm a Mormon.
I love nighttime. I love ice cream and chocolate and wish I could love exercise. I love my husband, my twins, and my family of origin. I love cooking and baking, but unfortunately not cleaning. I love summer and Christmas. I love the color green and the smell of fresh baked bread. I love going away on vacation. I love coming home probably even more. I love decorating my house. I love watching TV with my husband. I love laughing for hours with friends. I love being silly with kids, especially my twins, niece, and nephew. But most of all, I love being Mormon.
I grew up Mormon and the night before I was baptized at eight, my parents invited me to pray and ask God if being baptized was the right thing. I was not too happy with them, thinking they were asking me to not get baptized. But they actually wanted me to know for myself if I should take that big step. I eventually decided to pray and ask God if getting baptized was what I should do. I didn't have an earth-shattering experience, just a quiet peaceful feeling that it was all good. It's been over thirty years since that night and the following day, but I still can remember the love I felt from God after I prayed and at my baptism.
In my congregation I work with the 14 and 15 year old young women. I teach a short lesson each Sunday (sorta like Sunday School) to help them as they make important decisions in their lives over the next few years. During the week we also have an activity to reinforce lessons we have had or just to have fun. I try to let them know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and love them. They have worth that is beyond their comprehension and they can make choices that will make them happier than they ever thought possible by doing what God would want them to do.