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Hi I'm Elizabeth.

I'm raising one child on Earth, and I'm counting on the other to raise me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I are the parents to two children. Our daughter is as sweet, beautiful, and smart as they come and she makes even the most difficult parenting experiences well worth it. In 2008, our son was born severely ill, and after six short weeks of life he was called home to his Heavenly Father. We gain strength and peace in the knowledge that God loves us and has a plan for our family. We have felt the love and comfort of our Savior throughout our grief and sorrow. I keep a blog in rememberance of my son and to help me work through the pain of losing him. I also love to read a vast variety of literature and enjoy running and playing basketball. I've never met a bowl of ice cream I didn't like, and my day is not complete without a bit of chocolate.

Why I am a Mormon

I was "born and raised" in the LDS church. For most of my life, it was so easy to believe that the teachings of the church were true because my life was pleasant and I was happy. As a youth I prayed about the truthfulness of the Gospel and I felt very strongly that it was true. I remained a very active and faithful member of the church, and I found my life following the course that I had always hoped for, and I found it near impossible to pretend that the church and its teaching wasn't the reason for my every happiness. Then one day the "birds stopped singing and the bells stopped ringing" and tragedy struck my life. My son was born sick, and I watched him fight to survive, and then I watched him die. My heart was broken. Life was no longer easy, and I was no longer happy. Push had come to shove and it was time to decide if I really knew what I had been taught my whole life was true, or if I just went along with it because it was easy and I was happy. And guess what? It wasn't a hard question to answer. The Spirit of the Lord testified to me in my mind and in my heart that what I merely believed to be true my whole life, was in fact: TRUE. And then I KNEW, without a shadow of a doubt, that the teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were true. I knew that the Savior died so that we might live again and return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. I know that families can be together forever. I have been married in the Lord's Temple, and I know that I must uphold the covenants I made therein to be with my son again. I want that more than anything. I want to raise my son and live in the light of the Savior for all eternity...and I know the only way for me to do that is to follow the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And that...is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Each day I start my day with new resolve to be a better mother, wife, daughter, neighbor, friend, and even stranger. I am slow to pass judgement on others and I am quick to let go of little offenses - whether intentional or otherwise. I am optimistic and cheerful. I serve in the church when asked, and try to find ways to serve even when I am not asked. I share special experiences on my blog with great hope that they will uplift and strengthen others.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Elizabeth.
From: The Family: A Proclamation to the World "Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations. By divine design, FATHERS are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. MOTHERS are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners." ~ My heart burns with joy everytime I read these words. My husband and I work hard to put them into practice in our home, and we have seen the benefit and felt the peace that comes by following this direction. ~ My husband and I have a wonderful relationship, and we.are.so.happy. We follow these guidelines and do our best to fulfill our independent roles as well as work together. Show more Show less