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Hi I'm Heather

I was born in Maine, but moved around a lot. I grew up in the Church, but I attended many denominations. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Ed. Tech III at a middle school. I've been in education for over 20 years. I'm taking the final classes I need to become a certified teacher. I have grown children and grandchildren. I've been divorced and remarried. I'm very happily married now for time and eternity to a wonderful man. I love to read, swim, sew, walk outside, scrapbook, and play with my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandmother and several other relatives joined the Church in 1957. My mom joined the Church later when I was 3 months old. She raised me in the faith, but she had poor physical health. My parents divorced when I was young. After that we moved a lot. When my mom couldn't work or drive, we attended whatever church was close by. I've been part of services of many different faiths Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Nazarene, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Episcopal. I've attended Catholic mass and a Jewish Seder. Even though I respect each of these religions and admire all who live their faith with integrity, I never felt in them the influence of the Holy Ghost or the closeness to my Savior Jesus Christ that I feel in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. He loves all of us, but I know for a surety that He loves me. I am thankful for His ultimate atonement and sacrifice on my behalf. I am grateful for His example and for the scriptures that teach me about Him. I am grateful for His church that is lead by a prophet of God and His apostles in these latter days. I am grateful for personal prayer that allows me to commune with Heavenly Father daily. I am grateful also for the presence of the Holy Ghost as a guide, comforter and instructor in my life. I know of a surety the truthfulness of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost being distinct individuals with one eternal purpose-to bring to pass our happiness and our eternal life with them. I have had my trials by fire and know that the ONLY way to truly be happy and peaceful inside is to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Everyday, my husband and I try to do the small and simple things, like saying personal and family prayer, doing personal and family scripture reading, and trying to follow Jesus' example of loving and serving those around us. We attend the Boston Temple at least once a month. I am currently the librarian for our congregation and I am a Visiting Teacher (I have several women assigned to me to watch over and give a brief message each month). We love to attend church each Sunday and participate in church events. Each Monday, we have what is called Family Home Evening where we have a simple lesson and work to build our family unity. Because our children are grown and far from us, once a month we meet with other people and have a potluck dinner and lesson. We also use Skype to have Family Home Evening with our loved ones furthest away from us.