Hi I'm Wendy
I'm the mother of four kids. I'm a writer. I play the bassoon. I'm a Mormon.
I am the mother of four children. I enjoy doing creative work--writing, sewing, photography, floral design, and drawing fill much of my time that isn't dedicated to mothering. I love music and enjoy singing, playing the piano and bassoon, and dancing in the kitchen (which my kids, for some strange reason, find extremely embarrassing).
I'm a Mormon because I believe Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I believe the Book of Mormon is a sacred book, like the Bible, that tells us the way we should live. I'm so grateful the priesthood has been restored, and that it blesses my life. I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I can't remember a time I didn't know about Heavenly Father's plan of salvation for His children or the role Jesus Christ plays in that plan. Still, just knowing about something isn't reason enough to follow it blindly, which is something I figured out as a teenager. I studied and prayed about the gospel; every time I looked at different situations in life, I could see how following God and keeping the commandments would lead to happiness. My belief in the gospel did not come as a sudden light bulb of inspiration, but was built over years of choosing to follow the gospel plan and seeing the resulting blessings in my life. It's hard living as a Mormon, but when you realize the blessings only increase as you keep God's commandments and follow the words of the living prophet, it becomes easier. You realize God's commandments are not restrictions, but doorways to even more freedom.
I live my faith by doing my best to keep all of God's commandments. I find it easier to do what is right when I spend time reading and pondering the scriptures. I try to do this every day. When I have fortified my spirit this way, I'm more sensitive to receiving personal revelation and am able to make better decisions. Part of how I live my faith is being willing to help out at church however I'm asked. Because our church has a lay ministry, there are opportunities to help and serve in many capacities. I'm currently serving in the women's organization, coordinating the Sunday teachers and music. Being a Mormon makes me happy.