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Hi I'm Lara

I am a wife, mother, foster parent who decorates cakes and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud New Zealander living in Autralia. I met my gorgeous husband while he was having a holiday in New Zealand, and we dated over the phone and country hoping for nearly a year, before he convinced me to marry him and come with him to Australia. Marrying him was the best decision I ever made and now we have three delightful Aussie children, who can be rather confused on what country to shout for when they watch the football. My children are my joy and I happily run around after them, rejoicing in their success and very proud when they just give something a good go. I love creating things, from quilting to cake decorating and have just started a little business from home, helping me to still be there for my family but also to contribute (in a little way) financially to our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all my life. My grandparents joined the church when my mum was a small child. In fact as a child I would go to church with them (as my mum then wasn't an active church goer). When my grandparents moved away for work, I still wanted to go. I knew that was where I should be on Sunday and my mum would drop me off and then pick me up when it was finished. I was 7 years old. I would go in and find someone that I wanted to sit with and always feel happy and comfortable. I still to this day feel happy and comfortable. I know that on Sunday that is where I want to be. But now I have my husband and three children with me and it makes me so happy.

How I live my faith

I feel so lucky that I have such a happy home life, and I have always been conscious that not everyone has what we have. About three years ago my husband and I decided that we would help more in the community by becoming emergency foster parents. When children are removed from unsafe enviroments and while it is being decided where they will go, they come to us. Sometimes they arrive frightened with the police, sometimes in the middle of the night. We have even had to drive to hospitals to pick them up. These children who haven't always felt the love of two parents, or felt safe, or cared for, can feel for a short time that there is someone who cares for them. That there is a healthy meal, a warm bed and a family who prays together. This has been a blessing for our family because our children realise how lucky they are and I feel it makes them more empathetic people.