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Hi I'm Candice

I grew up on a farm in Washington state. My husband is in PA school and I stay home with our precious baby. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm, irrigating crops and driving tractors. I lived in a small town that was all about high school sports. Everybody knew everybody's business, and that was okay. I At age 15 I suffered a brain injury that should have been fatal. For some reason the Lord let me live, and I am so thankful He has saved me- physically and spiritually. I met my husbnd the week after I graudated high school. For me it was love at first sight. We went to BYU-Idaho for a semester and then got married in the Columbia River WA temple. After earning our degrees we moved back home and worked. I became a mother in January. Now my life is filled with feedings, diaper changes, giggles, kisses, hugs, tears, and love. I enjoy cooking, cleaning, painting, sketching, reading, and playing Yahtzee with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My parents taught me the principles of the gospel from the time I was a baby. The gospel was something I took for granted as a young teenager. I wanted to be popular, and living the gospel wasn't getting me the kind of attention I wanted. At age 15 I suffered a brain injury that nearly killed me. As I lay in a hospital bed nearly at death's door, I figured out what was truly important. It was my relationship with Christ. I hadn't done much to cultivate that relationship, and I was so thankful for a second chance. When I woke up after surgery I was paralyzed on my left side. As I attended rehabilitation I studied the scriptues, prayed sincerely, and repented of my sins. I came to know my Savior, and He healed me physically and spiritually. One of my therapists asked me if I was angry at God for letting such a terrible thing happen to me. I told her I was so thankful that He did. He gave me a second chance. Now I try to cherish my life everyday. I study my scriptures, pray, attend church meetings and the temple because those are the things that matter. When this life is over, that is what I'll take with me. I love my Savior. He atoned for my sins and He still loves me. I know that families can be together forever if they are sealed in the temple and live righteously. I know that God hears and answers every prayer. He is literally the Father of our spirits. I know that President Monson is our prophet. He guides us in a world full of confusion. He knows our struggles and he speaks for the Lord. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I am so thankful for the Book of Mormon, and I know it is true. The gospel brings me peace that nothing in this world can.

How I live my faith

I already mentioned that everyday I pray and read the scriptures. I also have one night a week with my family called Family Home Evening. We have a lesson related to the gospel where we teach and learn from each other. In my ward I have the privelege of teaching the 8-11 year old girls twice a month. We do activities to help the girls become friends and live their standards. We learn from the scriptures and do service for those in need. I also get to visit four ladies a month and share a short message with them. We mostly chat and do small service activites together.