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Hi I'm Laura

Born and raised in California. I struggled a lot after my parents divorced. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom, artist and seamstress. I like modest and expressive belly dancing, singing, music (mainly on the harp), and learning languages like Mandarin Chinese. I hope to travel the world someday to see the people I've learned so much about. Yet, even though I aspire to do many fun and exciting things, I love being a mom more than anything else. I love to swim, camp, and various other outdoor activities with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I find that as a Mormon I've grown closer to my Maker, especially when my childhood family seemed to fall apart. When I was a child, my mother and father were Mormons, but my father made some bad choices that lead to him being incarcerated, sent to prison, and his membership from our church was removed. I felt angry and hurt. I even felt angry at God. At thirteen, I found myself in a world where I felt very much alone and fatherless. Many members of the Mormon church helped me, they loved me and helped keep what was left of my family together. After a while, I started reading scriptures, and praying. I found God was there to love me and help me through my most sad times. I found confidence in myself. The Book of Mormon and the Bible opened up more wonderful thoughts and feelings. After a lot of stuggling and visiting other faiths, I decided I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading scriptures daily and praying -- a whole lot. I think and reason about the things I learn in the scriptures and I find answers through prayer. With that help I can go about my day and work hard so I can play. I go to church every Sunday and I lead the music for our womens group at church. I bake wonderful bread and love to share both bread and spiritual thoughts with others.