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Hi I'm Hilary

I am a wife and mother of 3. I also work outside of the home as a full-time cad designer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 3 children. I also work outside of the home as a full-time cad designer. In the little bit of spare time that I have I love to craft and work with computers.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active LDS family and have been taught the principles of the gospel my whole life. But I had to eventually find out if I really believed the LDS teachings for myself or if I only believed it because it was all I was taught. My first semester of college was an eye-opener for me and I had to do a lot of soul searching and praying and studying about the direction that I wanted my life to go. I eventually came to know that I did want to make the commitment to continue following the teachings of the LDS church. I came to know and still do know that I am a child of God, that he has given us a living prophet on the earth and that if I follow his teachings that I will be more happy than I ever could be on my own. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true testament of Jesus Christ and that Joseph Smith translated it by the power of God. I am grateful that we have the priesthood which is the power of God on the earth and that through it I can be blessed and make covenants in the temple that will keep my family together forever. I'm grateful for the knowledge I have that there is life after death and that that life will be with my loved-ones. The gospel gives me opportunities to serve others and think about people besides myself. It helps me keep my family strong and together. It shows me how to be prepared for the trials in life. It helps me stay happy and healthy.

How I live my faith

I keep very busy with church activities and friends. We belong to a ward family and we all look after one another and plan activities together, church sponsered activities as well as family activities. I continue to serve with the children 18 months-12 years in the church and have done so for nearly 16 years. I have been part of the cub scout program for many years in different capacities and have a strong testimony of the importance that the BSA program is to young boys. I try to be an example of my Savior every day as I interact with the people in my community by dressing modestly, using appropriate language and helping people when I see a need. I have noticed, especially with my co-workers, that they know now what my standards are. They try to watch their language in front of me. They don't invite me to drinks with them after work because they know I don't drink alcohol and they have stopped giving me a hard time about not going with them. They know that I don't come to work parties or picnics on Sundays because I'm attending church. I appreciate the respect they show me for my beliefs and standards and I hope that my example is a good influence on them.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Hilary
My family means everything to me and I think that is true for most people, mormon or not. I believe that my family will be with me for eternity, even after we have died on this earth. My husband and I were married "for time and for all eternity." If I'm going to be with them forever then I really want to build a strong, loving relationship with them. My family are the first people I turn to when I have good news, when I have a problem, when I need advice. My husband, my parents, my siblings, even my children are my best friends. They are the people I cry with, I play with, I work for, I pray for, I thank God for every day. Show more Show less