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Hi I'm Heather

I am living my dreams.

About Me

I am a 33 year old woman living my dream. What is my dream you may wonder? I am the wife of my best friend, and mother of four wonderful children! This is what I have dreamed of from the time I was a little girl. Whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up my greatest desire was to be a wife and mother. I have many other interests and hobbies, but none match the joys and challenges of living the dream of wife and mother. I don't feel like I have anything really spectacular or "out of the ordinary" about me. I guess the best compliment I have ever been given was that I'm constant. I have always known who I was, what I wanted to be, and tried to live the best I can. I am far from perfect. I have made mistakes in my life that have hurt myself and those I love, but the most important thing for anyone is that when you fall, you get back up. You never give up.

Why I am a Mormon

I have thought about what life would be like without the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. I have thought about what I would chose to do or believe if I weren't a member of the church. The truth is, I wouldn't want to live any other way. Like I said, I am not perfect, my life is not perfect or easy, but it is a good life. It is a good life because I know I am living the way Heavenly Father wants me to live, and because I know where I came from, why I'm here and where I am going after this life. Because of my membership in the church, I have been able to find peace and happiness, even during difficult times.

How I live my faith

I try my best to do whatever I feel the Lord wants me to do, but I think the most important way to live my faith is by serving others. I believe in unseen Angels, but more importantly I believe we can be God's Angels on earth when we bless his children with our love and service. Christ was the perfect example of how we should treat all of God's children. He not only taught with words, but more importantly he taught through actions. Serving not only benefits others, but I have also benefited. I have felt my love for the people I serve grow, and my desire to serve becomes stronger. I have also needed others to help me during difficult times in my life, and it is always amazing to see and feel the love, thoughtfulness and goodness that can come from ordinary people. Not too long ago, I was pretty far along in a pregnancy when my husband and I learned we lost the baby. I had to spend a few days in the hospital, and it was so amazing and comforting to witness the great love and service so many fellow church members gave us. Members of our congregation we didn't even know that well gave us cards, prayers, flowers, phone calls, dinner, or offered to watch our older children. I know it helped us get through that difficult time. That is what the core teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints is about, to love and serve others as Christ would. I have learned how to serve from being served, and I have also realized that if an imperfect person can care about and love me, how much more our perfect, immortal Heavenly Father loves me and loves each of His children.

What is the priesthood?

Heather
I have had friends and relatives wonder about the priesthood and how it benefits or pertains to woman in the church. I feel like I have every benefit and right to the priesthood that a man has. Men are the responsible bearers of the priesthood, but when a man uses the priesthood it is not to rule over another, it is to serve others. I like to compare a man using and bearing the priesthood to that of a woman's role and ability to carry and bear a child. The child is not any less the father's only because he did not carry it for 9 months. It is the woman's privelege and responsibilty to be able to carry the child, but it is equally the mother's and the father's child. God recognizes and gives man and woman their unique, equally important roles. I have received many blessings from humble, loving male priesthood holders. I have never felt unequal to them in anyway. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Heather
We are taught that all people are Heavenly Father's children and to treat each other as such. When I was 21, I volunteered as a full-time missionary in New York City for 18 months where I taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. I taught and came to know and love people from all over the world. They came from many different faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. I felt such an intense desire to share with everyone who would listen, the message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. I wanted them to feel the same joy of the gospel I had. Before that and since then I have accepted volunteer assignments to work with the youth, the children and the Women's organization in the community and in the church. I have learned a lot from each assignment and find it a privilege and opportunity for growth to serve. Show more Show less