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Hi I'm Holly Hiatt

I'm a Mormon. I come from pioneer stock. I know Joseph Smith was a real man, because my ancestors knew him.

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom of a blended family. Our kids range in age from 20 to 11. My husband owns his own business and is gone a lot. I traded being a widow to being a married single mom! This year I realized I have a great life. I have had one all along without realizing it for a long time. I thank the Lord that I didn't waste more time not appreciating all that I have. Besides my family and hobbies and volunteering (at church, my kids' schools and community things) I like to read decorating magazines. Going to church isn't just a Sunday activity. It is a lifestyle that is part of every day. Living the good life and keeping the commandments go hand in hand. You could say keeping the commandments will equal the good life. Bad things still happen; but knowing the answers to the big three questions in life of: where did I come from, why am I here, and where am I going-all get answered as we build our relationship with Jesus Christ. Lately that is something I've been thinking about. How is my relationship with my Savior?

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My ancestors were some of the early persecuted ones. Joseph Smith is very real to me, knowing that I descend from someone who lived and worked in Nauvoo with him, that received hand shakes and hugs from him as well as from Hyrum is a strength to me. When I was a teenager I would always tear up when we sang "Come, come ye Saints'. I think that was when I started to realize I had a testimony of my own. Not just living on my parents' testimony. Once when I had to stay home from school and was bored I started reading the Book of Mormon on my own. I think I have kept reading the scriptures on my own since then. At some point I thought it would be better to keep the commandments of God rather than have to repent. Maybe that is a lame way of proving them right. But I'm doing pretty good so far.

How I live my faith

As a practicing Christian I try to be of service to my fellow man. I am involved with volunteering in my children's schools and making things for the church's humanitarian center. I enjoy knitting and quilting blankets to be sent all over the world. As soon as I finish a blanket I can't wait to start another. This month I've been helping in our community at the food bank. I didn't want to at first. Once I started though it has been fun. There are people who take advantage of it, but the ones that really need help are very satisfying to help. I also help at the local theater. It has exposed me to a whole new crowd of people. My husband and I try to be good examples there. I think the folks we meet need to be exposed to members of the LDS church too.