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Hi I'm Liz

I grew up in Houston -the oldest of 3 girls. I'm married and a mother of 4. I'm an independent business owner. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost, I am a wife and a mother of 4. I am a convert to the church and have been a member for almost 11 years. I love to learn which is probably why I love to read so much. I love sports- especially ice hockey (I played when I was younger), football, and baseball. I enjoy cooking, baking, and grilling. I sing any chance I get - a fact which almost always embarrasses my kids. I also own my own business. I am a financial coach and I love being able to help families with this crucial aspect of their lives. I have dreams too, though. I want to take up the french horn again, I want to play hockey again, I want to learn to ride a motorcycle, and I want to go skydiving.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic, and I loved learning about God, but something always felt "missing". I had questions which people were unwilling or unable to answer. For years, I sought to learn more about different faiths to see if they had the answers I was looking for, but they always seemed to be "missing something" as well. Finally, I grew disillusioned and became inactive in my faith. About 10 years ago, I married a wonderful man. He had grown up mormon, but was somewhat inactive as well. He felt it was important to teach our children about God, though, and so he began taking our sons (his step-sons) to church with him occasionally. After a few times, it occurred to me that since the "Mormon church", as I put it, was a part of my husband's life, it was going to be a part of mine as well. I decided that I had better learn a little more about what "those mormons" were taeching my kids, so I started asking my husband some questions. Little did know how much those questions would change my life! My husband answered one or two of my questions, but then I had even more questions, so he told me that the best thing to do would be to talk to the missionaries, since this was essentially "what they do". I agreed and began to meet with the missionaries. It was amazing! They had answers to every one of my questions! What's more, the answers "rang true" with me. I somehow knew that they were telling me the truth. I discovered later that this was the Holy Ghost confirming the truth of what the young men were saying, but at the time I couldn't explain it. I was in awe that two young teenage boys (albeit sharply dressed and well mannered) would have such knowledge and be able to share it with such assurety. Two weeks later, I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I have continued to grow in my understanding of the Gospel ever since!

How I live my faith

I endeavor to be the best example I can for my children and my non-LDS friends. I strive to live a life of service; I believe that through service come our greatest blessings.