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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I am a mother. I am learning how to garden. I have cancer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my mid 40's with two children at home, one on a mission, and one in heaven. I enjoy baking and cake decorating. A few years ago I ran my own cupcake business from my home. I was diagnosed with colon cancer about three years ago. A year after surgery and six months of chemotherapy, the cancer returned to my liver. The cancer was successfully removed and I did more chemo treatments. Despite wonderful medical care, several tumors have now developed in my lungs, and the doctors say there is no longer a chance for cure. I am undergoing treatment again which is thankfully slowing down the growth of the cancer. I continue to have fun with my family and try to keep life as normal as possible for them.

Why I am a Mormon

As my relationship with God has grown over the years, I am more convinced now than ever before that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is indeed Christ's church. When I attend Sunday meetings and when I read The Book of Mormon and the Bible my heart recognizes truth. I am drawn to this truth. The other day I was studying in preparation for my Sunday School class. I could feel my soul being fed. I felt so much joy I wanted to shout it to the whole world.

How I live my faith

My relationship with God is what makes me happy. Sometimes I talk to Him while kneeling in prayer. Sometimes I just talk to Him in my mind as I go about my day. I know He hears me. Sometimes He puts thoughts into my mind of how to serve others. It might be a little nudge to call a friend, write a letter, or take flowers to someone. It brings me so much joy to bring cheer into someone else's life. Currently I teach a youth Sunday School class. I take my assignment seriously, as these young people are indeed children of God. I try to make the atmosphere comfortable so everyone in the class feels comfortable sharing their ideas.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Elizabeth
Yes! This is one of the best things about what my church teaches and what I believe! About 4 months into my third pregnancy, I found out that my baby had a condition called anencephaly. This meant that his brain was not developing properly and that he would not live very long after birth. As devastating as this news was, I knew that in the end everything would be okay. That is because I know that after physical death our spirits live on in heaven. Not only that, one day we will all be resurrected. This means our bodies will be restored to our spirits never to die again. Because of Jesus Christ I will be able to be with husband and all of my children again! My son only lived for about 8 hours after birth. It was a beautiful, special time with him. When he died, I knew I had lost my baby but not my son. I will see him again and we will be able to nurture that mother/son relationship at some future time. Now that I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer, I have that same comfort knowing that I will eventually be reunited with my family. So despite all the worry that comes with the knowledge that I will not live much longer, I feel great peace, even happiness. God has a plan for me, for my husband, and for my children. I love them so much. They are mine forever! Show more Show less