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Hi I'm Laura

I'm one of those writers with a day job. I'm trying to adopt a child. I"m a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dog lover with no dogs, a feminist who hopes to be a full-time Mom one day, and a redhead who has to cope with the fact that I'm gradually turning strawberry blonde. When people ask me what I do for a living I tell them that I work for the mafia because it's hard to admit that I'm a receptionist working on a novel. I have a stellar husband who fully supports my geekiness even if he doesn't love Doctor Who the way I do. Together we're searching for a child to adopt.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was little I thought that I knew that God existed and loved me. Then I turned twelve and I received a powerful answer to a prayer, then I thought I knew that God loved me. Next as a teenager I had my first big experience with repentance and I thought I'd finally learned the depth of God's love for me. These experiences continued as I felt my Heavenly Father's guide me towards my husband. I feel it now as I accept infertility and the fact that my life is taking a different direction than I'd planned. Through all this, the times when I've felt closest with my Heavenly Father have been the times when I've been most involved in my church. The LDS religion is different. It relies on direct revelation from God. I encourage you to pray about it for yourself.

How I live my faith

I moved around a lot so whenever kids at a new school found out that I was Mormon I had to field a lot of questions like "Is it true that you sacrifice chickens?" "Do you really have a base on the dark side of the moon?" It always took a while to convince people that I was actually a pretty normal person...ok, so that's a lie, but I was strange for entirely different reasons. Now I'm an adult teaching sunday school to ten year old kids. Some people love children because they think kids are "precious." I love them because they match my maturity level and they laugh at my jokes. What makes it all worthwhile is the process of watching them learn to think for themselves. Their parents have taught them to be good people and believe in God, but now they're starting to understand why. I love teaching them and knowing that as they grow older they'll make good decisions because of their own personal faith in Christ.