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Hi I'm Adri

I'm a proud Marine Corps spouse, a federal government paralegal and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to a Marine for 8+ years and I have loved every moment of it. I am very proud of my husband's service to our country. We have traveled the globe together and have shared many fun and adventurous experiences. Being married to a military service member can be stressful and lonely at times, particularly when he is deployed. However, my faith in our Savior Jesus Christ continually gives me the strength to remain ready, united, and true to the gospel. I find a lot of identity is wrapped up in my work outside of our home. Currently, I work full-time for the federal government in a military legal office as a paralegal--I love my job! I am also a small business owner and sell hand-crafted and home sewn household and children's items. One of the joys of owning a business is the flexibility of my work schedule and the ability to demonstrate creativity. Currently, we are settling in to a new home...again. Many mornings, I have had the opportunity to become more familiar with our new neighborhood during long-distance runs. This fall, I ran the full Marine Corps Marathon, in Washington D.C. with one of my four sisters. I also have two brothers. Thanks to our most recent move, I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet new neighbors and make new friends. Every time we change duty stations, I am reminded of the quote "bloom where you are planted". This is the story of my life--and of every other military spouse!

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because of the peace and assurance I feel when I am choosing the right and following the teachings of Christ. Even when I make mistakes, I know that the Savior atoned for my sins and that I may be forgiven for my faults and shortcomings. I have a testimony of the Great Plan of Happiness. A knowledge of this plan gives me an eternal perspective and helps me to make good decisions each day. I live my faith because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my family members and those around me. At home, I try to be the best wife I can be by supporting my husband and his military service, and spending as much quality time with him when he is home. At church, I serve in a leadership position within the Nursery program--an organization for babies and toddler between the age of 18 months to 3 years. Part of my service is to assist in teaching Sunday lessons, preparing a healthy snack for the children, allow parents to attend a peaceful childless hour of Sunday school or other instruction, and helping the other Nursery workers stay organized! Daily, I have opportunities to share my testimony with those I know and come in to contact with at work and within the community.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Adri
Examples of self-reliance include getting out of and refraining from debt, maintaining a budget, and preparing for emergencies. This includes securing food storage, water, and financial savings. The Savior has said "...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." [Matthew 25, verses 37–40] It is important to remember that when we assist and care for others, we are serving our Heavenly Father and sharing our Savior's love with them. Obtaining self-reliance makes us better able to serve others because our own basic needs have already been met and thus, we can focus on the needs of others. When we are self-reliant we are presented with more opportunities to serve those around us, particularly those who are without. Show more Show less