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Hi I'm Page.

I'm a Virginia native. I'm a marathoner. I'm an Army wife. Three sweet little children call me Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Northern Virginia and went to college all the way out in Utah. There I met one of the most wonderful boys in the whole world and decided to marry him and raise a family instead of pursuing a graduate degree. Mothering is the most challenging, exhausting, amazing job I have ever had. Some days I go to bed frustrated beyond belief at all the mishaps that happened during the day and my lack of ability to cope with them. Then I pray my heart out that the next day will be better. It always is. My favorite things in the world are reading with my three-year-old, laughing with my two-year-old, and snuggling with my baby girl. I enjoy supporting my husband as he pursues a medical degree and live for those times when we can get away from it all. I love to run and exercise. I am developing talents in sewing and creating. I try to cook healthfully for my family. I fall into bed exhausted every night. Life is full of challenges, joys, frustrations, laughs, worries, and hope.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's true church. I have seen too much and felt too much to ever deny that. There is so much good in the church. There is the promise that our families can be together forever. There is a living prophet who speaks God's truths. There are 19-and 21-year-old boys and girls who go halfway around the world to teach anyone who will listen about Jesus Christ. There is beautiful music. There are blessings given that miraculously heal sicknesses and comfort troubled hearts. There is service. There are laws and commandments that keep us safe and free of crippling addictions. There is living scripture. The power of God is in this church, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I teach a class for the women of the church. It is such a joy to present a gospel topic to a group of amazing women and listen to their comments and insights the lessons. We are all uplifted together as we try to help one another live Christ's gospel.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Page.
I was not required to serve a mission, but as I approached my 21st birthday I felt a strong desire to do so. After praying and fasting about it, I decided to submit the paperwork and serve a mission wherever the Lord wanted me to go. The sacrifice of leaving family, friends and school for 18 months seems so minimal compared to what I gained during my mission in Santiago, Chile. I learned to speak Spanish fluently, I gained lifelong friends, and most of all I developed and exercised faith in my Savior like I never had before. Missions are the best! Show more Show less