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Hi I'm Holly

I'm a mother. I believe in miracles. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I love to read fantasy novels and classics by authors like Jane Austen and Lucy Maud Montgomery. I'm taking photography courses, and hope to improve my skills, overcome my shyness, and become a photographer. I love to capture little moments with my family. I have a husband who means the world to me, and one beautiful son with another little one on the way. Infertility was the hardest thing I have ever experienced to date! and also the biggest blessing in terms of my own spiritual growth. It took a long time to come to this point, but I can honestly say that I'm glad we didn't get what we wanted, when we wanted it, as waiting years to be a mother taught me to rely on the Lord for comfort and guidance. I have seen the Lord's hand in building my family, and feel strongly that His miraculous power is over all, even the least of those in His kingdom.

Why I am a Mormon

 As a teenager I went to various churches with friends, and always struggled with how I felt. Only on one fleeting occasion did I feel the Spirit, and the sweetness of that experience was gone as quickly as it had come. I cried many tears over this, and begged to feel something, but all I felt was emptiness inside, and I figured there must be something wrong with me. Then when I was 18 I went to a debating conference with my high-school, and connected with an acquaintance I had met at previous debates. During some of our free time one evening we found ourselves in a quiet restaurant, and I told him about I why disagreed with religion in general, and how it all made me feel. He listened politely, and then proceeded to answer every question I had presented him with, questions I had had for years. He told me about his church and the people who went there, referred to as Mormons, and I felt the excitement and peaceful influence of the Holy Ghost. I knew in my heart that what he was saying was true, and I hungered after the Spirit and more and more of the truth, after being so starved of the love of God for so long. When we parted ways that night and I went to bed, the Spirit stayed with me. It was still there the next day, and it has never left me since. Life has presented me with many challenges since that experience and my baptism, but I have never regretted my decision to become a Mormon. Knowing who I am as a daughter of God, knowing the purpose of this life and the trials I experience, and knowing that I can be with my family and Heavenly Father for all eternity gives me strength to weather any storm, motivation to improve myself, and happiness beyond my ability to describe.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith in little ways, like reading my scriptures, praying to my Heavenly Father, and making an effort every day to be aware of the needs around me and help others. On Sundays I teach the children of our ward Gospel principles like repentance, faith, humility and forgiveness. I love working with the children - they have such sweet spirits and I find that more often than not, they are teaching ME what it means to have faith in the Lord!