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Hi I'm Wendy.

I'm a wife and mother. I love to folk dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is my life. Married 11 years now and I'm still in awe of my husband. The chronic pain he suffers does not stop him from providing for our family as a mental health therapist. I am humbled by my children's sweet kisses, giggles, and inquisitive natures. My 14 year old, from my previous marriage, is a great example to his younger siblings. My 10 year old, who we adopted through the foster care system at the age of 5, loves to wrestle with his brother and play with his little sisters, 5 and 2. And our caboose... baby Jacob. We love to make him laugh. I fall deeper in love with them every day. I love learning new things. I want to experience ideas, places, cultures, religions, foods, or whatever makes this world and the people in it tick. I love folk dancing! One of my dreams is to dance with different cultures around the world. I also love science. I taught junior high for one year, which was enough. When my children are all in school, I want to study occupational therapy. My husband and I are planning serving a mission together after retirement.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has been a constant beacon of hope in my life. My parents taught me to pray and develop a relationship with my creator. They instilled in me a love for all scripture. I didn't realize the worth of these gifts at first, in fact rebelled against them. In my youth, I wanted to see where my passions would take me regardless of the consequences. Nevertheless, they came. I fell prey to the belief that I am nothing more than my desires and fears. I isolated myself from others so that I would not hurt them or get hurt myself. In time, I found myself on my knees praying for answers that I hoped were true. And the peace came. I began reading the Book of Mormon for myself and again felt the love of the Lord. Giving up my sins to know him is such a small price to pay. It is sweet to be released from the natural woman and embrace who I really am, a child of God. I thank God everyday for the redeeming and sanctifying atonement. I love how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints focuses on families. I want to be with my family forever and will be because of our Savior. He has returned to the earth to restore His church and the priesthood, allowing me and my family to be sealed together in latter-day temples. In our home, we live Christ's teachings aided by family prayer and scripture study, as my parents did with me. My greatest desire is that my children will grow in His love and have hope in a better world. Revelation exists. I know God has spoken to latter-day prophets, like Joseph Smith, and continues to speak through the current prophet, President Monson. When I heed his council, my life is better for it. Personal revelation exists. The spirit will manifest itself to any seeker of truth. I have prayed to know if these things are true. I know they are and so can you.

How I live my faith

Jesus taught us to bear one another's burdens. That is what I covenanted to do at baptism and in the temple. I try to do this by praying for opportunities to help someone that day. Then, I find myself drawn to people or situations where I can do some good. The kickback is I feel great inside. Currently, most of my energy goes to serving my children. Yeah - they are so worth it. Serving in the church is especially important to me. I love working with the children and serving my "sisters". Daily personal prayer and scripture study are vital to helping me stay focused on Christ and his mission, which is my mission: to build the kingdom of God in my home and community. With him, all things are possible.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

- peace, a quiet mind and heart - love for my family - a child's kiss - money to pay the bills - pain relief - strength to get up in the middle of the night, again - the Book of Mormon - a thank you card - warm tears - a sunset skyline with silhouetted palm trees - homeopathies - the light bulb - perfection in nature - Handel's Messiah - whispered promptings - secret Santas - holding a newborn - letting go, letting God take it for me - breathing - unexplained phenomenons - hot dinner from an intuitive friend - laughing when I could be crying - intimacy with another person - loving who I see in the mirror - answered prayers Show more Show less