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Hi I'm Stephanie

I grew up in Colorado, California, and Texas. I'm a business owner & operator and a mother of 3 young children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of seven. My mother has Mormon pioneer blood but my father is a convert. I have four siblings scattered all across the world. I have three young children, I homeschool, and I am working to build a family business with my husband. We struggle every day to make a good life for our present and future family, but it's taught us the value of hard work and staying close to the Savior to feel comfort amid all the stress.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe this church is true. My life experiences have brought me to my knees more times than I can remember, and those experiences along with the answers I've received in those desperate hours of prayer have shaped my testimony. I was born into this church, but I've lived around and had close relationships with non-Mormons all my life so I know that there are other churches teaching similar principles. Because of that, I've asked the Lord many times if this church is true, and each time I get an incredible, overwhelming feeling of peace, joy, and gratitude in my mind and heart (I feel it even as I write this) that confirms to me it is. Nothing I've learned has ever given me pause to think that there might be something else out there I'm missing. Following the principles taught in this gospel has only ever brought me happiness, and straying from living those principles has only ever brought me sadness and heartache, so it's a no-brainer. Not that I'm perfect- I mess up every day, which just means I get daily reminders of just how true this gospel of Jesus Christ is. I feel peace and calm when I live the principles taught in our church, and stress and anxiety when I don't- it's as simple as that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in trying to be better every single day. Sometimes I have to start over trying two hundred times a day, and sometimes it's only one hundred. Either way, repentance is key. I get involved in the community through our business, through our homeschool groups, and through activities for my children, and I love teaching my children that we should be a part of something bigger than ourselves. I love introducing them to new and different people and cultures. Also, I serve in the Primary organization in our ward - an organization for all the children under 12. I find that spending time around them renews my perspective on how simple life can be if we just live like the Savior did. The most important way I live my faith is by keeping a prayer in my heart all day, every day. One of my struggles is the mental battle I face each day to keep a positive attitude, and having a prayer in my heart is the only way I make it through some days.