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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a married, stay at home mom of 2 kids, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Southern California in a family of 15 kids...all from the same mom and dad. I am now married with 2 toddlers of my own who keep me very busy. In the few spare minutes I have most days, I enjoy reading, exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. And, I hope to someday figure out what all buttons on my nice camera allow me to do!

Why I am a Mormon

My story may not be remarkable to most. But it is to me. I was raised in the Mormon church. I attended meetings every Sunday with my family. I was taught the principles of the gospel, and never had any reason to doubt them. I was only 8 years old when I was baptized, but here I am over 20 years later, and I can remember that day as if it was yesterday. I remember many events from that day, but most importantly, I remember how I felt. My father baptized me, and as he pulled me out of the water, this overwhelming feeling of joy came over my body. It felt so great, I wanted him to immerse me again! I knew then that I had made the right decision, and know that my Heavenly Father was letting me know he was happy with my decision through the power of the Holy Ghost. I have felt that reassurance from the Holy Ghost time and time again throughout my life. I have been taught the truths, and when I have applied them, I have felt confirmations that they are true. To me, that is remarkable. To know that I have a Father in Heaven who knows and cares about ME, and who will guide me down His path if I let Him. These past few years have been difficult for my family and me. Soon after I was married, my father suddenly passed away in an accident. And, just a little over a year ago, my mother-in-law suddenly died of a heart attack. I never knew someone could feel so much hurt and so much pain. I had lost the 2 greatest examples I had in my life. Two people I truly loved and admired. I struggled with the questions of why them, and why at that time. I really felt like I needed them in my life. But, every time I questioned everything, I felt the calm reassurance from the Lord through the Holy Ghost. I know God has a plan for each one of us. I know that in time I will be reunited with all my loved ones that have gone before me. To me, that is what is so great about the Gospel. Our Father in Heaven wants us to be with our families eternally. To know these truths brings me such great hope and great joy. I know my trials and struggles will continue, but I know that there's a reason for them. And, I also know that because of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I can withstand those trials. He wills always support and sustain me as I let Him in. I know it. I know it. As much as I look forward to the reunion I will someday have with my dad and mother-in-law, I can only imagine how wonderful it will be to kneel at my Savior's feet and thank Him for all that He has done for me. What a joyous day that will be!

How I live my faith

I attend church meetings every Sunday for 3 hours with my family. I enjoy being with other members of my faith. I always feel so welcomed and loved there. My toddler son looks forward to spending a couple of hours with his friends playing, singing, snacking, and learning more of Christ. I spend time with the women of our congregation. We all have different backgrounds, and are at different points in our lives, but we can relate with one another and support one another in all we do. There are many who are married, with children young and old, many who are single, divorced, widowed. Many are older, many are younger, and a lot are in between. It is nice to go to a place where you know you always have a friend. During the week, I spend most of my time with my children doing your typical day to day things, just like most people. We always take time to pray before each meal, and together as a family. We read from the Book of Mormon or the Bible each night before the little ones go to bed. I know they don't understand much of it now, but I know the Spirit is there, and that we are forming a great habit together. There are some nights during the week where my husband is at work, so it is a struggle to do it on my own with the kids, but it is always worth it. We try to spend time together as a family each week just to build that bond of love between us. I also visit with, and receive visits from, women in our congregation. I enjoy getting to know them and building those friendships. It's nice to know there are others I can rely on if I ever need it.