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Hi I'm Lillie

I work full time as an LMHC while my husband works as a student and Stay-at-Home Dad to our 2 year old son. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After 5 incredible years in New York City - living, schooling, working, getting married, and having a baby - my husband and I moved back to my home state of Washington. I live about an hour and half from my supportive parents and siblings who help out as I work full time and my husband is a full-time student. It is difficult to be a working mom but I do the best I can and, with a lot of grace and help, I make it through.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Mormon but I had a pretty rocky adolescence. Almost everyone does but I went out of my way to make sure mine was particularly rough: bad friends, bad choices, bad attitude. When I hit the lowest point of that time I was humbled. I turned back to the church and found the guidance and happiness that is found in exercising free will wisely and keeping the commandments of the Lord. I have found happiness in following the Lord that never was available to me when I was trying to strike out on my own. I know that God loves me and knows me personally. I know that he has a plan for me that is more wondrous than I could ever even dream of on my own and I am grateful for his guidance in my life.

How I live my faith

The ward I live in now is a lot of elderly single women and retired couples. It isn't a great match for my family's needs so it has been a struggle to find ways to live and love my faith in weekly Sunday worship. Living my faith has become more of a day-to-day thing. We've increased our family time and our prayer and scripture reading. We love serving and supporting the missionaries and have them in our home at least once a week. We've moved into a routine of worship and love for Christ that, while lacking in pot-lucks, is abundant in spiritual learning and blessings.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

No there are no restrictions. My husband is a black man from Jamaica and he is a member with all the same rights and privileges granted to any other member. He also holds the priesthood and exercises it on behalf of our family and in service to the church in many ways. Show more Show less