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Hi I'm Heidi

I am a mother to four college kids. I dream of one day owning a motorcycle. I am a quilting enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the wife of a wonderful man and a mom of three fabulous kids. I also have one extra who we call our "adoptee". He has lived with us for three years, so I now have four kids all in college! I am a lover of all things outdoors: plants, animals, even bugs! I love to spend my time either outside walking and enjoying nature or inside behind my sewing machine working on my other love... making quilts. I know that one day my children will have children of their own so I love making quilts that I can one day share with my future grandchildren! I also have a goal of owning a Vespa one day so my husband and I can tour the country on them. I love to try new foods and see new and unique sights.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I moved with our three children when they were very young into our very first house 11 years ago. Across the street from us was this family who always seemed to be together and playing games with each other and laughing and having so much fun with each other. And each Sunday they all went to church together. the more time we spent watching this family, the more curious I became about them. Without realizing what I was getting myself into, I went across the street and introduced myself. Lo, and behold, I had introduced myself to the Bishop of the local ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That introduction changed the course of our lives forever. They became our friends, our teachers, our mentors, our Bishop, our Relief Society President, their kids are still our friends, and we are still members and I am eternally grateful for their guidance and their love. I love that I now know the truths of the gospel. I love the knowledge that my family will always be with me on this earth and after our life on this earth has ended. I love knowing that my Heavenly Father put me in that house at that time to meet that family and become a member of this church. I know that this gospel is true.

How I live my faith

In our church, the women get to go visiting teaching. It is a wonderful time each month when we get to get together with another sister in the ward whom we have been assigned to visit and just see how she is doing and see if she needs anything. We also bring her a lesson and talk a bit about gospel principles. I love to do my visiting teaching each month. Sometimes it is not always possible due to work scheduling conflicts between me and the sister I visit, but I always try and take a gift and leave her a sweet note saying how much I love her and how much I am thinking of her each and every day!

What is being a Mormon like?

Heidi
Being a Mormon is like having a joyful feeling inside of you all of the time. Not that life is always perfect... but there is a certain feeling of happiness and peace in knowing that Christ knows what you are going through and knows how you feel. There is joy in feeling love for our Savior every day. There is joy in feeling love for all of our neighbors and friends and even people we don't know. There is joy in know ing that the answers are there for us in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon. There is joy in prayers, answered and unanswered. There is joy in being a Mormon in keeping the standards we uphold knowing that they will keep us on the right path. Being a Mormon is not restrictive or hard as some may think... it is a wonderful life full of knowledge, truth, and even a lot (really, a lot) of fun activities! Being a Mormon is, well, joyous! Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Heidi
I would emphatically have to say no to this! When we were non-members living in a different state, we witnessed and were even the recipients of assistance from the church and from the missionaries themselves. Not because they were trying to get us to join the church, but just because they wanted to do something nice for another person. Assistance comes in many forms, be it from monetary help by the church, humanitarian aid, or just help from a neighbor. Mormons help in all of these ways to all peoples whether they be members of the church or members of another church. Or maybe even no church at all! And as individuals, we personally give of our time to help clean houses, cook for ailing or needy friends and neighbors, give rides, clean our streets and neighborhoods, and do other service projects that are not just for Mormons, but everyone who is in need. Show more Show less