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Hi I'm Heather

I grew up in Calgary, Canada. I have a Masters in Environmental Science, and I'm a full-time mother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children now 3.5 years old and 2 years old, expecting our third next month, and married to the most wonderful man on earth. I have a bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and a Masters of Science in Forest biology. When our first child was born, we changed our entire lives to give the kids the life we thought they deserved. I gave up a high-paying career to stay home with my amazing family. Months later, we were expecting our beautiful son, and now, 2 years later, another new life is blessing our clan. My parents were not religious; my mother encouraged my sister and I to go to a local church for Sunday school to get an understanding of Christianity. I found the LDS church during a very dark time in my teens, when suicide seemed a viable option. Rather than death, I discovered a re-birth, for which I will always be grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at 16 years old after a very difficult period in my life. Not long after, I stopped going to church. I felt like I could never fit in with the "Molly Mormons", that I could never be good enough or live the way they did as I was addicted to cigarettes and later enjoyed alcohol. I spent years living what I thought to be a good life, focusing on worldly approval via my school grades and friends, and worldly pleasures. But no matter how hard I worked, regardless of my accomplishments, I just couldn't feel good about myself. After my daughter was born, I started thinking about the kind of life I wanted to offer her. I attended other churches, but never felt "right" there. The only church that had ever felt correct was the LDS church. I realized that I still believed in the LDS church. I realized that I always had, but I just didn't think I was strong enough to live the life of a LDS member. I had several excuses for falling away, but in the end it was because I didn't feel worthy or capable of living up to the standards. Older now, I returned to the church and took things on my terms. I decided to take it slow and not demand perfection of myself or my fellow ward members. I was welcomed with OPEN arms. I learned more about the gospel than I could comprehend was I was 16, and things just kept making sense. I gave up alcohol to which I was afraid I was becoming a slave, and let the changes in me grow. I became happy. For the first time in my life, I was happy. I finally had my priorities straight - my husband, my children, my faith (rather than money, praise, prestige). I realized how strong I could be. I am a Mormon because this church is true. I am a Momon because I am happy. I am a Momon because it's what Heavenly Father wants me to do.

How I live my faith

I teach and help run the Primary (the little kids in church). I am a teacher, a great wiggler, and do my best to help the children understand and love the Gospel as much as I do. I am known by the children in our town to be the quirky and loving lady that loves Jesus. I volunteer whereever I can help, and attend church and temple as regularily as possible, living out of town with small children and a husband that works away on shifts.