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Hi I'm Fiona

I'm a mother of 8 children all still at home. We adopted our first 4 children. I am a professional photographer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of 8 children, 4 were adopted as babies, then 4 came along naturally. I'm not a young mom, never was, but I love having piles of children. They are my greatest joy. I quit my job the day my oldest son was born and I have never looked back to the career world. I love being at home and keeping my home and my swimming pool full of kids. I love a good conversation, a good book, good food and spending time with my family. Communication is key in every facet of my life. I love to talk and to be talked to. I process things better through conversation. I feel lifted and of value when I am able to interact with people in a meaningful way. I also find great joy in reaching out to other people, a new neighbor, the person behind the cash register at Wal-mart or just a person I see in a parking lot. I feel this world would be a much happier place if we would all smile and say something to the various people we cross paths with each day. I also think it is important to teach our children these skills. There are too many people that hide behind closed doors because they don't know how to reach out or even be reached out to. Making friends is what makes the world go round whether your 5 or 50.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because being a Mormon makes me happy. I have clear definition in my life. I am confident in my role as a stay at home mom and I know if I can teach my children to keep the commandments, then they too will lead happy, fulfilling lives. Keeping the commandments means following guidelines that by their nature lead to happiness in this life as well as for what comes next. By choosing commitment to my husband, to my children and to my church, I am choosing security for me and my loved ones. By going to church each week, I am able to keep my priorities straight. I meet with others who like me are trying to live good lives and raise good families, and we strengthen each other. By not drinking, smoking etc, my body is healthier and I save a lot of money. By not shopping on Sunday, I am blessed with a true day of rest from the cares of the world. By paying tithing, I am financially blessed to have enough always to meet my needs. I am a Mormon because being a Mormon truly makes me happy. If you look around, you'll see that most Mormons you meet, or at least those who are living the standards we are asked to follow, are happy too. You will see a light in our eyes because we know God loves us and because we are free from the chains of unhappiness that sin brings into people's lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by raising my children in a way that they will want to lead honest productive lives. We show them though example every day that their parent's love them and that they are our first priority. We teach them to have a relationship with their Heavenly Father so that as they grow they won't need to depend on our faith, but can rely on their own experiences with God to know that He is there and is watching out for them. We read the scriptures and pray with them every day. Living my faith means giving my children every opportunity to strengthen their own faith. Outside of the home, I also get to teach the women's class on Sundays and visit other sisters in their homes on a monthly basis. I have had other roles in the church as a leader, music director or helping with a children's class. It's nice that there are different ways to contribute and lots of different people working together to make Sundays and weekly activities for the kids run smoothly. My children 8 and older all have activities during the week that give them more opportunities to associate wtih other Mormon kids their age. Mostly I just make sure we get to church on time on Sundays, and hold regular family nights and scripture study to give the children every opportunity to learn our faith for themselves.