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Hi I'm Laurie

I'm a Mom, a Grandma, a cancer survivor, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mom, a grandma, a cancer survivor, and I'm a Mormon! I love hiking, reading, bike riding, acting; and right now I am trying my hand at voice overs (voice for radio, TV and web videos, etc) I love trying new things, I love going fast and having fun with my children and grandchildren. My family is the most important and joyful thing in my life! I try to spend a lot of time with them. I think it is so important for them to love and serve others and to know their Heavenly Father loves them even when they don't feel loveable. We spend time together in the garden talking about the law of the harvest and the miracles of the creation. We use our imaginations in creating works of art and writing stories together. We go on adventures to the pond or the museum or to see the baby lambs. With the perspective of a cancer survivor,I am so grateful that I have been given more time to play and hopefully make a difference in the lives of my children, grandchildren and everyone around me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am the oldest of seven children. So I always felt I had to be a good example. My dad worked very hard as a firefighter and always had a second job to support his family. I did a lot of babysitting which I think helped me be a better Mom to my kids. I grew up learning and living the standards of the church, but always knew I had a choice which way I would go. I learned that when I made good choices I felt good and better about myself. As I went away to college, my testimony of the gospel grew and strengthend. My husband and I met, fell in love and married and children came quickly. My fondest desire was to become a mother and I felt such a big responsibility to teach them to be honest, considerate of others and to want to serve and help others. Things were not always easy, we struggled many times financially, but the love and trust that came from the teachings of the gospel helped and strengthened our faith that we would make it through. We have been blessed with 5 beautiful children and 10 grandchildren. They are the center of our universe. Our membership in the church as helped us to keep our perspective, stay true to ourselves and each other. It has shaped who we are and the decisions we have made all along the way.

How I live my faith

Our family motto is "Be Worthy, Be Prepared, Be Where You're supposed To Be". Our children could recite it their sleep! Our goal is to be together as a family forever. We don't pretend that every day is perfect! Far from it! But when we focus on our goals it runs smoother and we are happier. In my church I teach the 3 year olds about Jesus and Heavenly Father. I love to see their little faces light up when we talk about them. My husband is a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is a blessing for our whole family! It doesn't ever seem a sacrifice the time it takes him away from home. We all love to look for him on T.V. each Sunday. It brings such a feeling of goodness, peace and love into our home. It is his opportunity to share his testimony through music.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe that God is our Heavenly Father. We are his spiritual offspring. He loves us and is intimately interested and involved in our lives. We pray to Him in the name of His Son Jesus Christ. It is like talking to a loving father. I love Him and trust Him. He has given us commandments to keep us safe and happy and loves to bless us! Show more Show less