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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a wife, a mother of five children, a writer, a teacher, weight-loss coach, and a Cub Scout leader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

This season of life I'm very involved as a wife and mother. My husband and I have been married 18 years. I have five children, a daughter 14, and four sons 12, 9, 8, 3. It seems like I'm running someone to activity or helping someone from early morning to night. I'm feel blessed to have such great kids and husband. I grew up on a farm with my two brothers and five sisters. I graduated from college before I got married with degrees in English, Secondary, and Elementary Education. After I got married I worked as a teacher and technical writer to help my husband through chiropractic school. He graduated the day before our 7th wedding anniversary. My husband has a chiropractic practice and I work as a weight loss coach in his office. I enjoy reading, gardening, playing the piano, and spending time with my family. Lately, I've been taking a boot camp class I enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member all my life. Many of my great-great grandparents joined the church early in the church's history and crossed the plains with the pioneers. I have ancestors from Scandinavia, England, Ireland, and Germany. I'm grateful for my heritage and the sacrifices they made so I could have the gospel. Regardless of your family story, everyone has to become a "convert"--everyone is going to have hard times and question what they believe--I'm no different. I love reading the scriptures. They give me great peace. I feel peace when I pray. I love going to the church every week and taking the sacrament. This helps me remember Christ and all he has done for me. I love the simplicity of the gospel. If I have faith, repent, remember my baptismal promises, I will have the spirit to help me remember Jesus and make wise choices. Jesus has promised that if we do this, he'll help us overcome our weaknesses and we can one day be like him. The gospel helps me in my relationship with my husband and children. When we read the scriptures together and pray, I can feel the difference in our home and we get along better. My husband and I were sealed married in the temple for this life and the next. I know that if we are faithful to our promises, Heavenly Father has promised that we can live together even after we die. This gives me great peace as well as helps me to work at getting along in this life so we want to be together.

How I live my faith

The church programs help me to be a better mother. I help out as the Wolf Leader for Cub Scouts. My boys love getting the badges and awards. I'm grateful I have a place to help them develop positive habits. My oldest son is working on his Eagle Scout. He just got back from Scout Camp and got a bunch of merit badges. My daughter is working on getting a "Personal Progress--Young Woman Recognition Award". This is an organized program where we help her set goals in a variety of areas such as Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. We talk together about the goals she is setting. Her young women's leaders help encourage her in her goals. My other sons are taught about Jesus every Sunday in our children's programs. I'm grateful I have people with similar values supporting me as a parent. I'm grateful for all the church programs that helped me along the way. I went to seminary (scripture study classes) in high school. I had good teachers and leaders when I was in the children's and teen groups. In college I went to religious classes at the LDS Institute. I met my husband at a church group for singles. Being a member of the church has helped put me in good places so I could meet people with high standards and I could make wise choices. This has helped me avoid many pitfalls that could have caused me unhappiness. We are also involved in the community. I volunteer at school for our children. My husband is involved in his state professional organization.