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Hi I'm Grace

A wife and mama to three. One in heaven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a military wife to an amazing, hard working Captain in the United States Army. We have lived in five states since getting married in 2009. I enjoy this life and love traveling and living in new places. I'm a mom to two beautiful children here on earth and one who is with our loving Heavenly Father. I enjoy being outside, going on walks, sewing and crafting, hair, fashion, and makeup, and being with my family most of all.

Why I am a Mormon

There are a few things which have led me to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I did not always grow up as a member of the LDS church. However, I grew up in Utah where there were members all around me. I really had no desire to join the LDS church, though. It was when I was 15 years old that I needed some direction in my life. God was important to me and I wanted some purpose in life. My mom grew up Catholic and I had a friend who belonged to the Born Again Christian Church. I explored and attended both these churches but neither was for me. I knew there were so many churches and prayed and exercised faith that Heavenly Father would lead me to where I was supposed to be. In the summer of 2002 I met an active LDS family who had a great influence me. I eventually agreed to take the missionary discussions when I was 16 years old in the spring of 2003. After a spring and summer full of discussions and witnessing many miracles I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in October of 2003. I knew without a doubt in my mind this was where Heavenly Father wanted me to be. After joining the LDS church I have always remained active which has been a huge blessing to me through many ups and downs in my life. One of which was when I gave birth to our first child, our beautiful Clara Ann. I was 19 weeks pregnant when my husband and I learned that Clara had some severe complications and defects which would not be compatable with life. My husband was deployed to Iraq at the time and I gave birth to her when I was 32 weeks gestation. Clara lived a short, 50 minute life. I remember looking up at the clock when sweet Clara was born and it said 7:01 PM. It was in the middle of the night, several hours later, that I realized my husband and I were married and sealed as an eternal family on July 1st, 7/01. This tender mercy was a gift from God letting us know that Clara Ann was ours for eternity. This church is true and families are forever.

How I live my faith

I have chosen to be an at home mom, and love it with all my heart. I feel the responsibility to be the one to raise my children and want to teach them important values and to have high standards. I feel there is no other person who can teach them their self worth as well as I can. We attend church every Sunday, even though many Sundays are complete chaos and it'd be much easier to stay home with a 3 and 1 year old. I believe it's important to teach children young important things in life, even when it's not the easiest option. I currently am a teacher for the 14 and 15 year old girls at church. I feel blessed to be able to help be a good influence to these sweet girls. Going to church and partaking of the sacrament each week helps me to remember Jesus Christ and helps me to strive to be more like him. It helps me remember my Heavenly Father's love for me and my self worth. I'm grateful to belong to this amazing church which has given me so much perspective on life. I don't know where I'd be without it.