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Hi I'm Audra

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After working my entire adult life, I've just recently become a stay-at-home mom, of four kids. I was an Office Manager for many years, and it's been quite an adjustment to being with my children full-time. My husband just finished graduate school and was presented with a great job opportunity while I was pregnant with our last chid, so it's been such a blessing to switch places and stay home! We are busy in our church and community. We bike as many places as we can without using our cars - it's kind of a fun game that keeps us in shape and helps save money. Most conversations with us seem to begin, "I saw you on your bike...".

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but became inactive during college. I couldn't academically rationalize some of the doctrines of the church. I wanted to have fun, then made friends who had different values, and quickly lost myself. I had two children without being married. Being a single mother was a very difficult time - spiritually, emotionally, and physically. After about 10 years of being pretty unhappy, one day I prayed to know what I should do. A clear answer came to me in the form of my daughter asking if we could go to church. We began attending regularly and I became the pianist for the children's group. Learning about the gospel again in a very simple setting helped me finally gain my own testimony. We also agreed to have the missionaries come to our home to teach us before my daughter was baptized. This was a wonderful experience. A few years later I married a good man who was also a member. We were sealed in the temple, along with my older 2 children - which means we can be together forever. We've had 2 more children since that time, and I can honestly say - I've never been happier. The gospel of Jesus Christ is calming and peaceful, non-judgemental, forgiving, and true.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite times during the week is family night - Monday. I enjoy thinking about what topics may be useful for us to discuss. We sing songs (usually with motions for the little kids), study the scriptures, and end with a treat! We often invite friends to join us. I also enjoy working with the primary children. They are rambunctious, but honest and kind. I love to hear their take on treating others kindly, doing what Jesus would do, taking care of our bodies, how to be a good example, how to keep the Sabbath holy, etc - they are so funny and have a such a sweetness about them! I am trying to be more brave about sharing my beliefs with my friends who are not members.