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Hi I'm Heather

I am a part time student, a sometimes actress, a bit of a science geek and a full time mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Louisiana, grew up in Mississippi and have moved around a good bit since then. I am a wife and the mother of three beautiful children. I am going to school part time, majoring in astrophysics. In my spare time, which I don't have much of, I do a little acting. This gives me a short escape from the real world. I love to read and am an avid hockey fan, GO STARS! One of my favorite things to do is date night with my husband, it's "us time" and that's only second to family time. We try to take a family trip once a month. It's usually a small trip, maybe not even over-night, but it gives us a chance to bond. If you ask my children about their favorite trip, they will undoubtedly tell you about one where something went wrong because those are more funny. Personally, I think they like those better, whether they know it or not, because we had to pull together and that makes us closer, and in my opinion FAMILY IS HAPPINESS.

Why I am a Mormon

Technically, I am a Mormon because I was born that way, but that's not really an excuse is it. I am a Mormon because I believe the gospel that I have been taught is true. I believe that my Heavenly Father, just like my Earthly father, would not send me away without knowing that there is a way for me to return to him again. I love my family more than any of the other blessings that Heavenly Father has given me; and it is comforting to know that I can be with them forever, not just until "death do us part." It's not easy, in fact one of my favorite quotes is, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it." And for me it truly is. And hey, even if it weren't true, I believe I am a better, happier person because of the values that I have been taught and strive to live by. I also believe that my family is closer and works together better because, if it is possible to be together why not at least try, right?

How I live my faith

I teach 8 and 9 year-old girls on Wednesday nights in a program called activity days. Its a program for 8 to 11 year-old girls. It's an opportunity for the girls to "hang out" in a more relaxed atmosphere and nurture friendships made on Sundays while taking the first steps to know how to flourish as an adult. We learn how to identify and develop talents we have and how to be a responsible citizen and contributing member of the community. We learn about fine arts and try to cultivate an appreciation for these things. We learn how to recognize our faith in God and how to expand on it. We also learn how to take care of a home and how to take care of your bodies both physically and spiritually. And sometimes we just have fun with games, movies, or a party. I am also a visiting teacher. Which basically means once a month my companion and I visit with three other women in their homes or maybe at a restaurant. It gives us an opportunity to have a "grown-up" conversation and to discuss some gospel principles.