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Hi I'm Heidi

I am a wife, mom to 7, part-time sub teacher. I drive 27 miles to our church building. My weakness is diet Dr Pepper.

About Me

I am the oldest of 8 children, who were all raised in a good Mormon home. We were military, so I lived in Hawaii, Alabama, Alaska & Texas. I married my husband (of 25 yrs) & remained in Texas until 2005, where we then moved to Arkansas. We have 7 beautiful children and a beautiful daughter-in-law. We live in the country. We drive 25 miles to our church building. My husband is an RN. He is a hard worker, and will do anything for his family. When our youngest started school, I started working as a sub teacher at the local schools. I love the Jr. High especially. I love being with my family, and hanging out with good friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Families are forever!! Who doesn't want their sweet family forever and ever and ever?!?

How I live my faith

Being in a town that is mostly Baptist or Church of Christ, we have to be examples! And it's hard. I will admit. As a parent, who works in the schools, I see the challenges that my kids face daily. The swearing, the tattoos, the multiple piercings, the "talk" but I have told my children to be better than that! They don't have to be like that to be cool or to have fun. We can be examples by walking in His ways.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Heidi
We live like everyone else. And we are humans. That make mistakes. We aren't perfect. And never will be. The great thing about the Atonement is, is that we can repent daily, and try to do better the next day! Funny story: The other day, one of the teachers that I work with (who is also the track coach to my daughter) and I were talking about religion, and he said he was unhappy with the local churches. He missed his old church. I knew he is another religion, but I told him he could come with us. I knew what his answer would be, and I was right- "you have different beliefs then me." He went on to tell me a story about a Mormon girl he had met in the early 70s, and that she was the nicest person ever. He then told me that I was very nice and fun to talk to (my kids too) as well. He then went on to say how he has seen the "Mormon boys" in town, and it was cool. The conversation ended there. Like I said before we have to be examples. Maybe one day this teacher/coach will want to know more, or maybe not. But he will always remember my children & I as being the nice & fun Mormons. :) Show more Show less