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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a Mom of 4, a wife, an accountant and a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy Mom to 4 kids, 4.5 years between the youngest and oldest. I grew up in a family of 6 kids, only 7 years between me, the oldest, and my youngest sister. I always knew I wanted to have my kids close together. They are the best of friends and so much fun. I have been married to the same wonderful man for over 10 years. I help run my husband's business, taking care of the books and accounting for him. I am a casual runner. I do a large race with a group of other moms once a year and I like to think it keeps me young.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. As a child it's what my family believed and so did I. But as I grew up and left the house, I had to decide for myself. The decision was easy. I have never doubted the teachings of my church. Even if I don't know the answer to a question or understand something all the way, I know that the gospel and it's teachings are true. Following the gospel has always given me a road map to the decisions I've had to make in my life, even those that require a "leap of faith". Through my service in the church and to others I have felt the Spirit and know that my Heavenly Father knows and loves me.

How I live my faith

The gospel is a huge part of my life. I currently serve in the leadership of the Primary in my ward, children 18 months - 12 years old. We have a large Primary in our ward. You could call it child care with a purpose. In the few years I have held this calling I have learned 3 main things. One, Heavenly Father loves children so much. Children are so eager to learn, to be loved and to be noticed. They are so important to our Heavenly Father. Two, because of the rambunctious nature of children, the Holy Ghost is not always easy to feel in Primary. But when the children are really listening and understanding a lesson, the Holy Ghost is felt in a very brief but extremely powerful moment, like a bolt of lightning. Third, there is so much power and learning in music. Half of the time the children spend on Sunday is in singing. I love to listen to the words of the songs and the children singing so intently.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Stephanie
I'm am always amazed as I study topics to teach to the children in our ward for my calling how everything leads back to the family. Our entire religion is centered on families and how to strengthen them. So many of the gospel principles are learned, strengthened and taught in and around the family. To love, serve, care and just being part of a family teachs us so many of the attributes that Jesus and our Heavenly Father want us to learn here on this earth. I am so glad that I know I can have my family with me forever. Knowing this puts so many others things in perspective and makes me want to do my part to make this happen. Show more Show less