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Hi I'm Wendy

I’m a happy wife + mother, a music lover and an athlete. I love to create, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is my family. My husband and I have been married for almost 11 years and we have 4 crazy little kids that are getting bigger every day. We have 2 boys and 2 girls and we love them to pieces. Watching them grow and experience life has been everything I hoped for in being a mother. We love camping, swimming, traveling, bike rides, dancing in the kitchen, making a mess with art projects, and going to sporting events together. As for me I love being a mom. It's hard and unpleasant at times, but those times make the precious moments that much more wonderful. I play basketball every week with about 10 other ladies and it's awesome. I enjoy running and I've recently discovered sprint triathlons. I love to sing. I’ve sung in school and church choirs since middle school. There's also the occasional good book or movie and listening to music. Over the last few years I've really gotten into Genealogy. Searching for and discovering my ancestors has been so fun and enjoyable for me. I am also learning to garden and have yet to see my thumb turn green, but it’s a work in progress! And finally I love to create. Whether it’s in the kitchen, at my sewing machine, or with paper and glue. I always seem to have a project going and I love the feeling of when one is completed.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because what this gospel teaches has brought so much happiness to my life. The experiences that I have had, great and small, good and bad, have strengthened my belief and love for my Savior Jesus Christ. From a very young age I was taught about the gospel and that I am a child of God. Being a Mormon is who I am. Living the gospel each and every day, trying to be a better person, serving others, teaching my children who they are and why we are here brings me so much joy. I know that this gospel is true because I feel it every time I hear a primary song, a spiritually prepared lesson or talk, a testimony of a ward member, when I attend the temple, and when I hear my own children pray. It brings a peace and joy to my heart that cannot be denied. I am a Mormon because it makes me truly happy and I know that my Savior loves me.

How I live my faith

The word “commitment” has been my one little word for this year and it has been challenging, in a good way, to really commit my whole self to what I believe and what we are asked, as members of this church, to do. It really takes every day of your life. I might fall short some times, but I know that my Father in Heaven loves me. I know I’m not alone. I try and live my faith by helping others, teaching my children strong values and to be good people, I live my faith by trying to do what the Lord asks me to do and pray for His guidance.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

It's hard to have someone that is close to you pass away. Life is a precious gift and it's hard sometimes to understand the entire picture or plan for us here on earth. We do believe that family relationships can last, not just for this life, but forever. With that perspective there is hope to see our family or friends again that have died. Through our Savior Jesus Christ the power to seal families together is here on earth today. If we live righteously and follow the teachings of the gospel we can be sealed as husband and wife our children can be sealed to us through sacred ordinances performed in God's holy temples. These ordinances seal us together as eternal families, to be together forever and not have life together end when we die. To know that I can be with my family, my husband and my children, my mother and father, my brothers and sisters-- It brings me so much happiness and I have deeper love for them. Show more Show less