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Hi I'm Paula

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I stay home full time with my three children. I have four children, but my youngest passed away about two years ago at five months old. I love to read, sing, spend time with good friends, and pursuing one of my life long passions which is horse back riding.

Why I am a Mormon

I am 6th generation Latter-day Saint. The LDS church runs deep in my blood, but much more deeper in my heart. I was born to goodly parents who taught me through their love and example the importance of living the ways and teachings of the gospel. I grew up in between two brothers, so I was also taught the importance of the power of the priesthood in my home by watching my brothers and my father. I was taught by my angel mother how to be a good mother and also the importance of diligent prayer and scripture study. Now my children are the 7th generation growing up in the gospel.

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is the fulfilling of my church responsibilities. One of my responsibilities right now is to teach the adults in my congregation Sunday School. This year we are studying the New Testament and I have the privilege of bearing my testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ every time I teach. This responsibility requires great study and commitment, but I love what I get to learn in the process.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

There are many ways to come to know our Father in Heaven. One way I have had the privilege to come to know Him is through some of the trails and sacrifices that I have endured. When you suffer the loss of a close loved one, but especially when you have lost a child, one's natural response is to blame God and to also ask why me, why did this have to happen to me? The road of grief and bereavement is a long arduous journey that has many bumps along the way. When my child passed away, I choose to turn towards God or in other words my Heavenly Father and in so doing, I have come to know Him. There have been times in the grieving process that I have been very down, angry, upset, guilty, but through everyone of those times, Heavenly Father has been with me every step of the way. The loss of my child is the price that I have paid to come to know God. It has come at a very steep cost, quite frankly the steepest cost that a mother can pay, but how grateful I am for the knowledge that I have now which is that God lives and He loves us, more than we can possibly understand. Show more Show less