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Hi I'm Lori

I'm the mother of two sons, am married to a wonderful man, I teach water aerobics and elementary PE. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of two boys and I'm married to a wonderful man who made my dreams come true. One of our sons, age 16 died Dec 17 2009 from brain cancer. We are struggling to move forward and put our faith in Jesus Christ because we know through His Atonement we can feel happy again someday, and ultimately be together again forever. I teach deep water aerobics at our local recreation center, and physical education to first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders two times a week. I'm trying to lose weight, so I lift weights with a partner three times a week, and I try to take a walk on the days I don't do the other things. I love to watch movies, read, ride my bike, cook for our family, go to beautiful places like the ocean, forests or hike by streams. Unfortunately I love chocolate and ice cream, and don't love vegetables. I'm trying to change, though. I wasn't married until I was 31 and he was 27, four and a half years younger than I. I was almost 35 when our first child was born and almost 38 when we had our second, the last. I graduated from the former Ricks College, now BYU-Idaho, and BYU-Provo in Physical Education and English. I have taught high school english and PE and coached volleyball.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the love of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father as I attend church, pray, study the scriptures and serve as I am asked and as I see a need I can fill. I know Jesus loves me. I know Heavenly Father loves me. I know the Holy Ghost is real and has brought me this knowledge and the indescribable feelings of God's Love. Even though we have been through a living hell in treating our son for cancer for three and a half years, and now are in such pain at his loss, there is no where else to turn for comfort, support and ultimate healing. I live a kind of yo-yo life as I try to keep living the best I can when there are days that I don't even want to get out of bed. But there are times of such peace and that sweet, warm love that only comes through the Holy Ghost straight from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. So I keep holding on, trusting that Father and Jesus will make all things right in eternity. A favorite saying that came from a former prophet of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, is: "Everything will work out in the end. If it hasn't worked out, it isn't the end."

How I live my faith

I lead the music in church each week, and plan the songs we will sing. I also am a visiting teacher, and as such I go with a companion and visit several ladies each month. We visit and see how life is going for them, talk about problems, successes and usually a short gospel message. Then we report to a supervisor any problems that may need to be addressed so that help can be given. When I am traveling, I carry copies of the Book of Mormon with me to give to people I meet.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are happy, fulfilled by their families, and anxious to help others. In any given day you may find us bottling peaches, baking bread, driving our children to school or to a friend's house, or to a store, or to ball practice....On Friday nights you'll probably find us on a date with our husband who is our best friend. On Sunday you'll find us in church either teaching children, teaching adults, teaching youth,or happily listening to someone else teach. Show more Show less