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Hi I'm Grace.

I grew up in Virginia not of this faith. I am a daughter, wife, mother, and teacher. And... I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter of two amazing parents who taught me the foundations of faith despite not being members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am the oldest of three children. I am a wife to a fantastic husband who is faithful to the core. I am a mother of three great children, who range in age from three to thirteen. I am also a teacher to third graders. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being physically active, listening and playing music, reading good books, and working with children.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up being a Mormon. I was introduced to the Church by one of my best friends in junior high school. I had some great experiences at various activities she invited me to. After several lost years, we reunited, and I was able to visit her at school one summer. What an amazing experience to encounter the Church again! After my visit with her, I had the opportunity to visit my local ward while attending college. I showed up to church one Sunday and was asked if the sister missionaries brought me. My response was that I didn't know who the missionaries were. Despite not knowing the missionaries, I felt warmly welcomed. I was taught by two sister missionaries and was baptized in less than a month's time. I truly believe that it was an easier transition for me to join the Church because of my upbringing with parents who taught their children about faith in Jesus Christ. Since my baptism twenty one years ago, I have learned a lot about Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father, and many other principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Since becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, our family has experienced many struggles. However, knowing the basis of my faith, we have been able to manage our struggles and walk in faith with heads held high. One way of living my faith is through serving others. Service is an important aspect in my life. I am able to visit some amazing women in the Church. I serve in the Church through leading music and playing the piano in our women's organization. I am also able to serve in many other ways to help and assist those in need. I have also spent many years serving the children in our Church. Service is not always an easy thing to do when life hands you a busy schedule with three growing children, a marriage, and a profession that all require lots of time and commitment; however, serving others is something we have been commanded to do, and we receive many wonderful blessings through our faithfulness. In our home, we live our faith by having daily family prayer and scripture study and weekly family nights where we take turns sharing a message regarding our faith. With little ones in our household, our family prayers, scripture studies, and family nights may not be long; however, we are diligent in doing them so that we can grow closer to our Heavenly Father.