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Hi I'm Lacey

I love art and creativity, and appreciate everything old. I love to learn and to teach. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom of four amazing children! When I was young, I never thought that I wanted to have children, but having them has been my greatest privilege and blessing. I homeschool all of my kids and I love having them here at home with me. Our days are kind of crazy, but we have fun and learn at the same time! I love art and creativity in all forms. I am constantly in a state of artistic creation. I am a natural teacher and that is applied in many aspects of my life. I taught Art Masterpiece for many years and can talk about paintings and artists for hours! I love antiques....the older, the better! I read encyclopedias for fun and I love to learn! I believe that knowledge is one of the most important things to seek, and I do so regularly. I am married to my best friend that loves me more than I deserve. I am the thankful recipitent of many amazing blessings and a very happy member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After living a large portion of my life without the gospel, I am all the more appreciative and grateful to have it in my life now!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but my family went completely inactive when I was about 15 years old. I have always believed that this is the true gospel, but it was very hard to continue to go to church when my parents weren't going. I would spend the next 13 years feeling lost and unhappy. As I thought back and examined my life, I felt that the only time that I was really happy, was when I was young and my family was going to church and had the gospel in our life. I started to really miss it and wonder if that was what was missing from my life. I could always feel in my heart, that if I could just find my way back to the church, that maybe I could find happiness and peace. I had been away for 13 years and I really didn't know how to go back. I am immensely grateful for the day that two Mormon missionaries approached me out in front of my house. They were so friendly and asked if I had ever heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I told them that I had, and proceeded to tell them about my situation. They lovingly encouraged me to try going back to church, of which I did, along with my husband and four children. Very soon after that, my son began taking the missionary discussions and lessons. What a blessing it was, to have those sister missionaries bring the spirit into our home! It was warm and familiar, and I knew immediately that was what was missing from my life! My son was baptized soon thereafter, and we all became fully active in the church. One year later, we were able to go through the temple. I am Mormon, because you gain a knowledge of what true happiness is. You find joy in keeping the commandments and being close to Heavenly Father. You are able to recognize the spirit and know of your true worth and purpose. You are able to learn and realize how important families are. There is no greater feeling, than knowing that a loving Heavenly Father knows you personally, loves you unconditionally, and wants to bless you.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, by striving daily, to stay close to my Heavenly Father and live in a way that would make Him proud of me. Prayer is one of the most important, daily parts of my life. Having that communication with my Father in Heaven is vital in staying close to Him, and helps me to know what it is He would have me do. I live my faith by attending church each Sunday and being strengthened by the things that I learn. I also have the privilege of being a part of the organization that is over the young children of our church. I enjoy serving in this capacity, and especially enjoy when it is my turn to teach the children! It is an amazing experience to watch them all learn and grow. I also live my faith by continuing to read, study, and learn about the gospel. I am so thankful for the Book of Mormon, and the truth and direction that are found in it's pages. I live my faith by trying to be a good person and a good example. I try to always remember my Savior, Jesus Christ, and pattern my life after Him as much as possible. I live my faith, by learning from my mistakes and trying to do better. I am so thankful for the knowledge that I have, that I can be forgiven for the mistakes that I make, and that it is always possible to change for the good. I live my faith by honoring and respecting my husband and children, and by striving to serve them by being a good wife and mother. We also strive to have a family night once a week, where we all come together and have a nice lesson or discussion, and a fun activity that we all do together. A lot of family bonding happens during these family nights and I am thankful that we are encouraged to have them. I am not perfect by any means, but I do find great happiness in striving to live my faith each and every day. I also recognize the blessings that come from doing so.