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Hi I'm Lori.

I am a litigator and the lucky mother to 6 children. I love my family and spending as much time as I can with them. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in beautiful Colorado. I practiced law for fourteen years, litigating cases throughout the country. I became a SAHM for a few years after adopting three girls from China. I recently married my high school sweetheart: he is my best friend! With our marriage, I was blessed to have two additional children to love and to teach. Then, at an age where we thought it impossible, we were fortunate to have a little girl join our family. I now work part-time administering pension benefits, where I find great satisfaction interacting with our clients. But my favorite things to do are spending time with my family, cooking, scrapbooking, taking photographs and watching my husband drag race. I love learning new things, and so I treasure books and my friends, and everything I learn from both.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the LDS Church, I have had several trials in my life that tested what I believed and became the basis for my faith. I was inactive for three years after my parents divorced, then came back to the Church after events confirmed that I do have a Heavenly Father who knows my struggles and my name, and who loves me. I missed the comfort I received from knowing my purpose and my mission here on earth. There have been times when I did not fully understand how much the Church values women and the contributions they make to families, to society and to the Church, mostly because I listened to people who also did not understand the doctrines and were angry because of their misconceptions. However, when I studied the doctrines and prayed, I was humbled to know my Heavenly Father gave me certain gifts and talents to use, to benefit myself and others in my sphere of influence. Later, when having children seemed to be denied to me, I had to again learn that my heartache was known to my Heavenly Father, and that these experiences would help me to be more compassionate in my interactions with others. I learned to trust in Him and in His plan of happiness. The sure knowledge I have of the Gospel and the loving truths taught and exemplified by my Savior have given my life meaning and purpose. When I practice those truths, there is greater peace in my family and in my life.

How I live my faith

Our church relies on its members to fulfill roles to help the organization function, at all levels. Our leaders are inspired when they ask us to take on certain roles. I have been fortunate to be able to meet the responsibilities given to me, because these responsibilities have helped me to grow and have given me an opportunity to reach out to others. I currently teach the smallest children in our youth program, those eighteen months to three years old, and it is one of the sweetest tasks I have been given. But I also have served as the president of our women's organization for nearly two thousand women in my geographical area. In this capacity, I helped to teach these women of their divine worth, to overcome the obstacles of everyday life with faith and to plan activities to help our communities through service. Whether I am teaching songs to little ones or implementing projects for a local or global charity organization, I try to act as Christ would have me do, being His hands to help others in their lives.