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Hi I'm Wendy

I am in love with my 3 boys! I enjoy making our home cozy, where our family can find joy and peace. I love that I am a Mormon!

About Me

I say I am in love with my 3 boys: My husband and our two boys. Between the three of them life can be pretty busy. It seems there is an endless supply of places to go, people to see and activities to keep us busy. We actually find we need to be careful not to over schedule things so we can keep time for the needful things. Our needful things include Family prayer, Scripture and Attending Church on Sunday and the Temple. I am currently a Health Assistant at an elementary school and love the chance I have to help every student who enters my office. It bring such a feeling of satisfaction to my life. I am also blessed to have my boys there on campus with me... a BONUS for any mom. I am a registered EMT and love learning about what makes our body "tick." As much as I love my job, I find real peace in making a great homemade batch of rolls, or finishing a warm quilt, even a well planned cub scout meeting. I find peace in singing and in reading good books. I am a huge movie fan. I love a good movie theater with fresh popcorn and a good flick. But what brings my heart the most joy is sharing my feelings of love and gratitude for my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a traditional "Mormon" home. My ancestors were pioneers who came across prairie to help settle this great land because of their faith and they were among the first to establish California, so my history runs deep. I can't remember a time when prayers were not offered and our faith was not spoken about. Stories of Christian acts of my grate-grandparents and my grandparents made me proud to say I was a Latter Day Saint. When I was 17 I found I had many friends of other faiths so I began attending other churches to learn more. If I was going to say I believed in Christ, I wanted to mean it. As I attended other churches in my small town with friends I came to realize that each one had something missing. I never felt complete. Some preachers said they were Christian but would preach ideas so contrary, I was amazed. One night, after going to a youth meeting with a friend, I realized that each church was striving to be close to God, but were missing parts of Christ gospel essential to Heavenly Father’s Plan. It was frustrating to me, so I went home and prayed to God for help. I few days later I was sitting in church, at a funeral for a sweet older lady in our ward. I was a member in our choir and was sitting on the stand pondering during the service on how much I wanted to know if what I had been taught was true. We began to sing a beautiful song, "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked" and I felt something so deep with within my heart. I knew then that God does live, that He does answer our prayers and that He loves us so much. I took that answer and have never looked back. It has brought me such comfort to know that I am not alone and that I can find answers as I do my best to stay close to my Heaven Father. He loves us because we are his children. As a mother, I understand in such a small way how great His love for us is. We are never truely alone because He is there for us.

How I live my faith

There are so many ways to show faith in Jesus Christ. For our family, we read our scriptures to increase our knowledge and as we do we are prompted to be better. We say our prayers both as a family and individually so we can thank Heavenly Father for all we have and ask for help both together and on a personal level. I know that I have found strength in attending our worship services on Sunday. I find such joy in serving the young boys in our ward, or church group, as a Cub Scout Den Leader. The Cub Scouts help to teach our boys honesty, obedience, trust, kindness, and so many other values. Each meeting the boys learn leadership too by taking turns leading the meeting which is fun to watch. We always take time to reflect on what we have learned at the end of our time together. The reflections help us relate what we learn to what we know about God and our faith. I love listening to these young boys tell me how they feel about God, Jesus Christ and the gospel. I am a Visiting Teacher. This is a special assignment I love. I, with another sister, visit two other sisters, or women, from our ward. Each month we take a spiritual message to share and maybe a yummy treat too. I look forward to seeing these ladies who have become such great friends. And if they are in need of help, I am there. It brings such comfort just knowing there is someone who has a listening ear, always with smiles and hugs when needed. In so many ways, I live my faith. I am thankful I live at at a time and place where I can.