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Hi I'm Lacey

I'm an Air Force Wife and Rodeo Queen and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a 23 year old Air Force wife and Professional Mediator expecting our first child. I enjoy showing reining horses, playing tennis, and going to car shows/races with my husband. We have a boarder collie, Ruby. Me and my husband dated for about 4 years before we got married and we have been married close to 3 years now. He is a 25 year old mechanic, import car enthusiast, and an amazing fabricator/designer. I am the youngest and only girl with 4 big brothers and 16 nieces and nephews I adore. Growing up my mother was a jockey and I got involved in Rodeo. Originally from Utah we are currently stationed in South Carolina. It's my goal to open my own business, build our dream home, and live in a different country while we are in the military. Last spring we finally got pregnant only to have a miscarriage at 11 weeks and then my husband got deployed a couple months later. Living 2300 miles away from family, my husband being over-seas, and the loss of our first child was a great trial for me but I take great comfort and get my strength and optimism from knowing we are an eternal family through the blessings of the Temple. That's what keeps me going and that's why I am here to share my stories with you - because the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ means everything to me!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born my mom attended a baptist church. Through the continued friendship of a church member neighbor, after a few years, my mom became interested in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and asked to have the missionaries come over. Eternal families, the way the mormons lived responsible and meaningful lives, the church organization, how knowledgeable they were on scriptures, and how the gosple could answer any of her life questions (like where did I come from, where am I going, etc) is what converted her. Later that year she was baptized and my father re-activated. So I have been a member pretty much my whole life. That doesn't however mean my testimony is only based on my parent's beliefs. In my early teens I gained my own strong testimony by exercising faith in God's commandments. As I made righteous decisions, followed the counsel of our prophet, and followed Christ's example I was blessed and able to overcome adversity in my path. I was optimistic through the hard times our world faced and I have received lots of direction and comfort that has guided my life and choices. When I follow the gosple principals I am happy and I can feel true and lasting peace, that really can be found no place else. If you want to know if the principles of the gosple are true, sincerely try them out. If you want to know the Book of Mormon is true, read-ponder-and pray about it. Now as an adult and the woman of my own home I can see even more clearly the blessings that have came to me because of my sacrifice in being obedient to God's will. My life is completely different than I ever imagined it would be. I had many twists and turns I didn't see coming but I can see now the hand of the Lord in guiding my life and I am so grateful for his constant loving care. I know this church is true and that is why I am a mormon!

How I live my faith

Being a military family we are quite peculiar to our friends and neighbors because we don't drink alcohol at the block parties or grab a coffee to get us going in the morning but our friends really respect our beliefs. The Word of Wisdom is a commandment that blesses our bodies, minds, and lives. We avoid addictions, lose of self-control, even bad health by obeying this law. God created and gave us the gift of mortality and we intend on showing our gratitude through being responsible with our body. Service is a huge part of our church. Humanitarian service, the church welfare program, fast offerings, and visiting/home teaching are just a few ways we offer service. I can honestly say that doing service with my husband are some of the funnest memories we have together! And I know someday when we have children that doing service projects as a family will only increase that happiness. I currently serve as a seminary teacher for our high school students. In our church God calls ordinary men to do extraordinary things. No matter how humble your circumstances God knows you, loves you, and knows your divine potential so as a member of this church everyone is given an opportunity and obligation to serve! Sometimes people believe that this church restricts us from doing enjoyable things but in reality following God's commandments gives us true freedom in life! Here is a great article about that: http://www.lds.org/ensign/2010/11/what-have-you-done-with-my-name?lang=eng&query=b+(name%3a"Mervyn+B.+Arnold") Start at, "When I was 15..." Everything in our church is about family relationships. The commitment me and my husband made in the Temple when we got married to love and take care of one another was a covenant with God. We take that commitment very seriously because we know it has eternal consequences and I truly believe our marriage has been so successful because of our choice to invite the Savior into our relationship. I am so grateful for my loving eternal family.