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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom to nine amazing kids, some step, some not, and a grandmother to 24 even more amazing children. I was born and grew up in Texas, and traveled several times a year to New England where my father lived. I loved sailing with my dad, and spending time around Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and all the other great islands. My husband and I currently live in Utah. I like traveling, reading, shopping and riding my orange Townie! The greatest joy in my life, is having my family around me, spending time with them and loving and appreciating them more every day.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I always wondered what happened to prophets, and why we didn't have any to lead us in our current days. I also wondered why all the wedding vows said "until death do us part". Then a mormon friend (the only mormon I knew - she didn't wear make up and at the time, I thought she couldn't drive because she was mormon and they only rode bikes) invited me to a "Stake Dance". This was in Texas, so ... well, I expected steak to be on the menu. It wasn't. And after arriving to the dance, I realized it was only my friend that didn't wear make up, all the other girls did, so it was a pointless (and rather unattractive) decision I made to wash all my make up off before going. After a while, I became more interested and listened to what the missionaries had to say. I read the Book of Mormon and while it didn't come instantly, the Spirit did confirm to me that this was truly the restored church of Jesus Christ, and that it would bring great happiness into my life. At that time, I didn't realize just how much happiness and peace it would bring.

How I live my faith

I work with the girls in our church. I teach on Sundays, plan activities with them on Wednesday nights and go on week long camp outs every year. We learn so much about each other, about ourselves and about our faith and about the power we have as women to influence good through out the world. We learn that no matter how difficult things may be, no matter what our challenges or fears may be, no matter how hard things get, we truly can be happy. I have met cherished friends on my Meals on Wheels route and I spend a few hours once a month with some great ladies quilting for the local Food and Care Coalition. The callings in my church, and the service I do for my community gives back to me much more than I could give to them. Every day, I give thanks for a husband that makes it possible for me to do all of these things! I love my life in the church. I love the happiness it brings and I love the feeling I receive by doing the good that I am expected to do. I remind myself that there is much more for me to learn and so much more for me to do. I try to live my life so that it reflects the love I have for my Savior and the deep, true appreciation I have for His great atoning sacrifice.