Hi I'm Liz
I'm a writer, seamstress, artist, and full-time Mormon mom.
I'm a full-time mother of five amazing children, ages 8-15, who are rapidly catching up to me in height. I love watching my family grow. My sweetheart and I have been married over 16 years and enjoy spending much of our free time together. In my limited spare time while the kids are at school I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, and music. I graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education, but put a teaching career on hold to persue my current occupation of being what my husband terms "a professional mom."
Why I am a Mormon
My family heritage makes me a seventh-generation Latter-day Saint. It's the way I was raised and taught by my parents and grandparents. But there's more to it than that. I chose at an early age to learn for myself that this is the Lord's true church and that I am happier when I'm obedient to the teachings of the Savior and His Prophets. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and know of its truthfulness. I know God loves me as His daughter and guides me every day as a mother, wife, friend, and neighbor to all. Father in Heaven has a plan for us--for all of His children. We can find true joy in life if we'll follow that plan that leads us home to Him.
How I live my faith
It's not enough for me to pray and read my scriptures every day, I feel a strong desire to pass on my love of the gospel to my children. We read the Book of Mormon as a family every day and pray as a family every morning and night. It makes a difference in the feeling between parents and children, not to mention between siblings, when principles of love, respect, honesty, and compassion are central to our lives. We encourage our family to internalize these values so that as they interact with friends, teachers, and others, they can build relationships that are based on trust and integrity. As a family, we value service and are committed to do whatever is asked of us. I have primarily worked with children over the years teaching Sunday School, playing the Piano for youth meetings on Sundays, and working as a Den Mother in Cub Scouts. Currently, I have two responsibilities in the church: to work with the young girls ages 8-11 (among these are my own daughters), and lead the choir that sings once a month in our Sacrament Meeting.