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Hi I'm Abby

Mom to two sweet girls, wife to my high school sweetheart. I love my life because I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born of goodly parents, am the youngest of five kids who are still my best friends, and grew up in a small town where I met my husband in the 5th grade. We had the same amazing group of friends who helped us to be strong and choose the right in our formative years and continue to be amazing examples today. After high school I went to college to become a dental hygienist. I married my husband after he returned from a mission to Singapore, and we currently have two sweet girls that we couldn't be more in love with. After we completed school at in Utah, we moved back to our home town with hopes that our kids will have similar experiences and be able to observe the examples of our amazing parents. We love to...play tennis, soccer, basketball, biking, etc., have movie nights with big bowls of popcorn, play hide and seek until we run out of places to hide, watch Elmo, our two year old is his BIGGEST fan!, eat Indian food, renovate homes, and are always up for new things!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that that is what my Father in Heaven wants me to be. The gospel brings me peace. It makes me beyond happy. I am the type of person who likes to have order in my home. I like having a plan and to be organized and prepared. The gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the earth by Joseph Smith is that plan. It is in perfect order and organization. It is simple in principle and simply makes me happy and brings peace to my soul.   I've gained my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints throughout my life. I've gained knowledge of different principles through different experiences and many prayers. One of the most powerful experiences was when I was in High School. Members of my family were struggling with their testimonies and questioning the church. I knew the church was true, but simply prayed for my testimony of the Savior to become stronger so that I could share my testimony with them. I traveled with a group of young women to the Salt Lake City Temple. While there, we did work in the temple for our ancestors and also had the opportunity to visit the Joseph Smith memorial building and view a movie about the Savior. It is called "The Testaments". I had a prayer in my heart while I watched. The movie depicted Christ, coming out of the clouds to visit the Americas after he was resurrected. An overwhelming feeling came over me that that event actually happened, and is recorded in the Book of Mormon. I heard a voice tell me that the Savior knows me, loves me, and wants me to return to Him. My heart swelled with love and I couldn't hold back the tears. I was so overcome with emotion I sobbed. After the movie, we walked out the double doors of the theater to a statue of Christ, "the Christus", with His arms outstretched, reaching for me. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and loves each of us more than we'll ever imagine. He wants us to return to live with Him again and has a beautiful plan in place for that to happen.

How I live my faith

I live with a determination to follow the example of my Savior. I've been given the resources to progress in this life and to become more like Him. Each Sunday we're taught how we can better ourselves and progress. We dedicate Sunday to worshiping Him. We attend church every week and do our part to uphold our ward family...a ward is what we call the local congregation we're a part of...on Sunday and throughout the week. My husband works with the young men in our ward, and I work with the young girls in developing their testimonies and helping them progress into strong young adults. We also visit certain families every month in what we call home teaching and visiting teaching, and make sure they are supported, uplifted, and their needs are met. Most importantly, we live our faith every day in our home. We hold on to the truths we've been taught and try our best to be an example to our children and to our spouse. Families are eternal, they are the most important relationships we'll have, and that is the biggest blessing in our lives.   

What is being a Mormon like?

Abby
Wonderful. Absolute joy. I think many times being a member of the Mormon church is portrayed in the media and such as being restrictive or strict. It's quite the opposite. I love how much freedom and peace it brings to life. It gives me the knowledge I need in order to have a happy home with my eternal family, and to stay faithful in times of trial. I love having the resources available to me to help me return to my Father in Heaven. I love knowing where I came from and where I'm going. I love not having the complications of having drugs or alcohol in my life and the addictions that accompany them. I love having the Holy Ghost with me to guide me through this life. I love having a living prophet in these crazy days where the world seems to be getting more and more complicated. I love having a life handbook that is the Book of Mormon. I love knowing that the love I have for my children and husband will carry into the eternities. Like I said....joy! Show more Show less