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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a daughter. I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with four kids. I am a stay at home mom, but I have also recently started my own business, making handmade hair accessories out of my house, just for fun. I love to can, sew, read, snuggle with my husband and kids, study the gospel, play soccer, go for walks and work hard!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was what some might call a Molly Mormon, I always went to church every Sunday, I tried to be obedient and always wanted to do what was right. Around the time I turned 18, I began doing things that distanced me from the church. I decided to become inactive, I wanted to be able to do what I wanted, when I wanted, and anyone who tried to tell me otherwise was promptly ignored. I had always felt sad and unfulfilled and I felt that the gospel wasn't working for me, if I was going to be sad anyway, why not do it the way the world says to. When I was 21 years old, my boyfriend asked me to marry him. I told him that even though I did not have my act together, and I didn't know when I would, that I knew that being married in the temple was the most important thing that I could do with my life. I told him that if he wanted to marry me, he would need to take the discussions and seriously look into becoming a member of this church. So, long story short, he took the discussions and was baptized in October. I felt the Holy Ghost whisper of the truthfulness of the gospel to me at his baptism and decided to become active again. We brought each other to the gospel. It was truly a miracle!

How I live my faith

I thought that my heart could not be softened. Because of the mistakes I had made, I thought that I was worthless and beyond hope. These were Satan's lies that he kept me bound with and the only way to be freed was to come unto my savior, Jesus Christ. The truth is that when I was a teenager and trying to do the right things, I never really let it in all the way. I kept myself distanced, and in doing so, I distanced myself from the promptings of the Holy Ghost. I did not realize how dangerous doing this would be to my well-being, and I really paid the price during my period of inactivity. I know now that it is not easy, and it is not all sunshine and roses all the time. It is real life. I know now that the commandments are given to us to keep us safe and protected, not to confine us or make us unhappy. They are evidence of a loving Heavenly Father, who wants us to be truly happy and keep us safe from harm. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church on the earth today. I know that without a doubt. I have had this truth, and many other gospel truths made manifest to me over and over again as I strive to do all that the prophets teach us to do. Daily scripture study, regular church attendance, daily personal and family prayer, family home evening, the list goes on and on. Doing these things have and will continue to save my life, one day at a time if I can but endure. Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, follow the prophet, Don't go astray! Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, follow the prophet, He knows the way! It is totally the truth! I love truth! Truth Rocks! I am overwhelmed everyday by the love that my Heavenly Father has, not only for me, but for my children, my husband, for every human being I come into contact with every day! It is amazing to me and I am so grateful!