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Hi I'm Heather

I live in the mountains of eastern Washington. I'm a wife and mother and am learning to live off the land and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like living in the country but I'm not a "county girl". I like art, gardening, making things with my hands and sewing. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother of 3 teenage boys. I've done a lot of things in my life, I've designed clothes, painted, created art on computers, raised sheep, made pumpkin pie from pumpkins I've grown, and helped build 2 houses, but my greatest accomplishment so far has been raising my children to love the Lord. My life gets crazy at times but somehow I find peace and joy. My name is Heather and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I can say as Nephi said..."I was born of goodly parents". I came to understand and love the gospel through going to church and serving others. When I was a teenager I loved going to girls camp and spending a week with my friends having fun and learning more about the gospel, the spirit I felt being in nature and hearing and bearing testimony of Jesus Christ helped me gain my own testimony of the gospel. When I was 21 I had the desire to share the love and understanding I had with other people so I chose to serve a mission. Since then I have married and have spent my time helping my husband and raising my children.

How I live my faith

Through the years I have tried to live my faith by serving others at church and in my family. My husband struggles with depression and is disabled at this time because of it. One of my sons was diagnosed with anxiety and another has been diagnosed with early onset bipolar. there are times that my family requires all of my time and a great deal of patience, love and understanding. It can be emotionally draining. The hardest part is wanting them to be happy and having to watch them suffer through these challenges. I find peace knowing that these things will somehow be for our good and when we are resurrected we will be able to have perfect bodies and brains! I try to follow Christ's example and serve my family willingly as Christ served the church. I feel joy as I serve my family and when I am able, I serve others at church and in my community. I have taught young children, helped with cub scouts, taught Sunday School classes to the adults and worked with the teenage girls ages 12 to 18. I love being able to go to girls camp again and see the girls grow closer to God and show love to each other. I love to be able share my love of the gospel with others and the feeling I get when I know I have helped someone else.