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Hi I'm Hilary

I'm a writer and a knitter. I'm married to a funny, funky southern boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a big family of sisters and loving parents. I live with my charming husband and our rambunctious toddler. We're expecting a baby girl soon! I'm a stay-at-home writer with big dreams of writing a novel. I also sew t-shirt quilts and knit wool diaper covers in my spare time to help pay the bills. I love to read and write, especially fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers. I'm also a huge movie and TV buff. If something leaves me laughing or thinking for a week, it was worth watching. I also like being outside, in the mountains or on a lake. I love to travel; my family and I particularly enjoy exploring little towns near our home in West Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

The easy answer to this question: My parents are Mormon, and I was born into a family that attended Sunday church services and taught me about our beliefs before I could walk. The other reason I am a Mormon: I was given the space to doubt and to question. I made my faith a serious matter of exploration. In a process that spanned several years, I experienced enough small miracles and unique feelings of affirmation that to refute what I know would be like looking into sunlight and complaining about the darkness. Besides my personal moments of spiritual confirmation, I am drawn to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of the values and standards of living it instills in its members. I am a member of a happy, close-knit family by birth, but I am also a member of a larger church family that spans the world and welcomes me with open arms, no matter where I find other saints.

How I live my faith

I serve as my congregation's historian. I take pictures of service projects and socials. I highlight new families in our monthly newsletter, and each year I compile a record of all that happened to our congregation, its members, and our community. It's a unique calling in the Church. I love looking back at the year and seeing the Lord's hand in our lives and the miracles that happened. In my day-to-day life, I try to live as Christ would have lived. I try to move more slowly than I normally would, and look for opportunities to serve and love others. I try to teach my young son about being patient and kind.