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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a wife, a mother of 4 kids, owner of 2 dogs, and a sales associate for a software company. I love reading and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If I had to use one description for myself, it would be wife and mother. (So maybe that would qualify as two descriptions, but both are equally important to me.) My husband and I met while swing dancing at a bar. Although we don't dance as much now, it is still something I enjoy doing. My four kids keep me busy and smiling all the time. They are so unique and independent. My youngest just started school, so I'm starting a new and exciting phase in my life! I enjoy volleyball, Frisbee golf, playing on the WII, jumping on the trampoline, going out to lunch with my sisters or friends, and reading a good book; fiction books are my favorite. Some of my favorite series are: Fablehaven, Harry Potter, Twilight, and books by John Grisham, David Baldacci, and more.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my whole life, there comes a point in every person's life when they ask, "Why am I here and what comes next?" I remember reading and praying-waiting for an answer to come. After waiting for what seemed like a long time, I began to grow frustrated. I remember eventually praying, "I know this church is true, so why don't you just tell me?!" The answer came as clear as could be, "Because you already know." Sometimes we forget those poignant moments of clarity. For me, the most important word will always be "remember". If I remember those times when answers came and solutions presented themselves, it makes it easier to trust and have faith in the future. God knows me and is always there for me. As long as I remember that, life has more joy, more purpose, and more hope.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday through my actions and thoughts. In our church, each member is given the opportunity to serve and be a leader in some capacity. Right now, I help by leading the women in our church. Its not something I really wanted to do, but I live my faith by accepting responsibilities that pushes me outside my comfort zone. Opportunities like this have reminded me of the joy we find in service. Our women had the chance recently to host an activity at a child crisis center. Our group hosted two different nights and we played games and made sock puppets. It was so fun to play with those choice and innocent children at a time when their lives are so uncertain. Each of us ladies left smiling. I live my faith be attending church, teaching my children, and hopefully treating everyone I meet as a child of God.