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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm not perfect, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I fit into what most people call a "Mormon Stereotype", but I like to think that I'm not. I met my husband in college when I was 18 and we were married when I was 19. We've been married for almost 11 years, now. We began our beautiful family right away and I am a stay at home mother of four wonderful children. My house is often a mess, there's corn dogs for dinner, children laughing, fighting, screaming, playing, and occasionally helping. As hard as it often is, I'm glad for the chance to be a mom. I also watch a 2 yr. old several times a week. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. I love literature, music, and going on dates with my husband!

Why I am a Mormon

Having been born into a family that was LDS, I was able to learn about Jesus Christ and His Gospel through Primary, Young Women's, Seminary and Relief Society. The people who have taught and influenced me are innumerable. But for every Latter-day Saint, there comes a time when you need to find out for yourself if the Gospel is true. My testimony grew one principle at a time, as I lived and practice what I was taught. I remember praying to know if the Book of Mormon was true at 12 years old. Fasting to gain a testimony of Joseph Smith's vision of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as a teenager. Paying my tithing to receive the blessings so desperately needed as a young college family. Time and again the Holy Spirit has testified to me, that the Gospel found in the Bible, Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants are from our Heavenly Father; that the Priesthood is on the earth today; that we have a living Prophet; and that our Savior Jesus Christ atoned for my sins so that I can return to live with Him again one day.

How I live my faith

The most important way that I live my faith is in teaching my children. But a mother can't teach her children, let alone get through the day, without having the Holy Spirit in her personal life. Daily scripture study, lots of prayers and attending the temple give me the strength to live my faith and teach my children by example. As a family we read the scriptures every morning at breakfast, have family prayer each morning and night, and have family home evening once a week. Family home evening is a chance for me to actively parent by teaching my children about the gospel. However, don't be fooled into thinking this is all spirituality and angelic children taking in everything we teach. These times are often filled with screaming, running, and time-outs. But I know that my children will be blessed as we do our best. I also serve in the LDS Church by planning and carrying out activities for the women in our ward. It is such fun to plan an activity where women can gain faith, new skills, friendships and serve.