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Hi I'm Lucy

I'm raising a family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My ancestors have been Mormons for as far back as I can see, and I'm guessing that when people think of stereotypical Mormon women, they think of me. I graduated from college and went to work as a teacher but quit when I got married and started having children. Now I'm a housewife while my husband works. We have six children, so most of my time is spent encouraging my children in their pursuits or in cleaning and cooking. I make bread and jam and bottle fruit. Finding time to jog, garden, quilt, or crochet allows me still to be me, and finding time for a weekly date with my husband keeps my marriage strong. As a family we love to be outdoors camping, hiking, rock climbing, or cross-country skiing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised to be a Mormon and almost all of my relatives are Mormon, but I don't think anyone stays in this church unless he has a personal conviction it is the right thing to do. When I was attending college, I prayed about going to church, and I got an overwhelming answer that it was the right thing to do. I continue to have answers to my prayers and experiences that tell me God lives and loves me.

How I live my faith

I care for my children. I read scriptures and pray. I go to church. Almost every church calling I have had has involved playing the piano while people sing hymns or has involved teaching children. I even got to be a Cub Scout Bear Den Leader for three years! Currently I help run the children's organization for our local congregation. With my family I try to be a humanitarian. We have subbed for Santa, sent gifts to orphanages, made hygiene kits and school kits to be distributed by LDS philanthropies, and performed with our family band in retirement homes.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

We believe that families are together in the afterlife if a marriage is performed in the temple. That is why our families are so important to us and why we build temples all over the world. We want to be with our families now and forever. My father died when I was three and my mom raised three children as a widow. I look forward to heaven and being with my dad and mom together. Sometimes I look at my own little family and wonder how I could survive if one of them died. I love my husband and each child and can't imagine life without any one of them. I know that comfort came for my mom in her belief in forever families. This same belief would comfort me too and allow me to pull myself together and live on with happiness even after the death of a cherished loved one. Show more Show less