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Hi I'm Heidi

I am the mother to 4 daughters, I am an OB nurse, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 2nd oldest of 10 children who grew up active in the LDS church. I attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) and ran cross country and track there. I was privileged to be part of the NJCAA Cross Country National Championship Team in 1990. I also attended Brigham Young University -Provo and graduated in 1992 with my BA Degree in Commercial Physical Education and my MRS. degree! My husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary this year. We have 4 beautiful daughters who keep us very busy. I work nights as an OB nurse and love to be part of welcoming new spirits to this earth. I enjoy volunteering at the girls schools, this year will be our last year of having kids in three schools-high school, middle school and elementary! I still love to run (much slower than I used to), read as much as I can, and travel. I have a goal to get scuba certified, so I can dive with my husband. As a couple we also have a goal of going on a mission together after our children are grown and follow the example of my parents. My parents are currently serving a 2 year LDS mission in Jamaica.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that the complete truth is found within the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some think that being raised Mormon means that you don't have a conversion story and I disagree. My personal conversion happened my freshman year of college. As I said above, I grew up LDS. I have incredible parents and had great leaders who taught me gospel principles and doctrine, but I leaned heavily on their testimonies in my youth. My freshman year was full of disappointments, sadness and wonderful surprises. I was living away from home for the first time with roommates I didn't know, I had been cut from the college cross country team, and I had a great friend from high school unexpectedly pass away. I was sad and frustrated. I decided to move home and have the support of my parents. I remember being very concerned about my friend because he had not really attended church and I was very worried that he wouldn't understand was heaven was and what had happened to him. I had a dream one night about my friend and he came to me and told me that he was happier than he had ever been and that heaven was beautiful. Through these trials and experiences, I prayed and read my scriptures more than I ever had before. I was able to feel the Saviors love for me and to know that He knew my pain and my disappointments more than anyone else because He had felt them. I had finally discovered my own faith and testimony in our Heavenly Father and in His son, Jesus Christ. My freshman year ended wonderfully after some great counsel from my father and a wonderful assistant cross country coach. I transferred to a different college, tried out for the track team and made the team! I choose to be a Mormon now because I know that Jesus is the Christ, I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who was called to restore the gospel to the earth, I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have felt these things deep within my soul and I cannot deny them.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by my actions everyday by being honest and helping others. I work with the adult women at church and am responsible for making sure that we have teachers for our Sunday meetings. We have the wonderful opportunity as women to meet for an hour just as women. What a beautiful time that is to share in our sisterhood and to help strengthen each other. I also get to visit three wonderful women each month and share a message with them about the gospel. It is fun to get to know them better through these visits. I also live my faith by teaching my girls about the gospel. Having 4 daughters, they are involved with the youth programs of the church. The Young Women (ages 12-18) have a wonderful goal oriented program, Personal Progress, that helps them to develop their own testimonies. I love to help my daughters as they work on this program. I live my faith by trying to be a disciple of Christ and to what He would have me do. I strive to be kind to others. I serve where and when I can.