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Hi I'm Mandi

I'm the blessed mother of five. I'm Texan through and through. I try to make every moment a memory. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Texas but have transplanted to Washington state. I met and married my husband here and together we are raising 5 wonderful kids. I have been PTO president at the kids' schools and was a Girl Scout leader for 11 years. I love working with others. I also love to throw a good party! I'm crafty and love to decorate my home. I may not be a 'glass half full' type of girl every day, but I do find opposition to be a blessing. Someday I'd like to learn sign language, how to play the harp, and travel to far away places.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a Mormon. That doesn't mean that I've always had my own testimony. Some days I take what I've been taught and what I know for granted but as I kneel down at the end of those days I can truly feel my Father's love for me. Mandi. He knows me individually and is there for me no matter the size of my trial. He takes the weight off of my shoulders, when I let Him, and lets me know that He is there. I remain strong in my beliefs because they comfort me. They make me a better person. They help me get out of the dark holes that I sometimes find myself. To think of being married for time and all eternity, sealed to my family, knowing of the atonement, and just looking at this Earth *full* of His love, how can that not bring joy? My testimony is my own now. I have built it, step by step, trial by trial. I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I love Him. I will continue to try to stand as a witness of Him in all that I do, say, and am. I'll make mistakes, but He is there to keep me on track. What a wonderful feeling!

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to serve in many ways in our church. Currently I get to help other women create "Ladies Night Out" type events every month for those who are members of our women's group. We can do many things from crafting, cooking, watch movies, and play games to learning more about gardening, food storage, or just visit and learn more about each other. My husband and I also teach our own children about the gospel through family nights where we sing, read scriptures, have desserts, and play games or do a service project for someone we know. Sometimes many families meet together for these nights to make the evenings and lessons more fun.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

How comforting to know that my marriage is not just 'til death do us part' but for 'time and all eternity'! And to be able to see my family members again, after death, puts a smile on my face. What a loving Father to have a plan to keep us together forever. I couldn't imagine the despair I would feel if I thought that when someone dies that it would be the end of our relationship. No. I am grateful to know that families are meant to be forever. Show more Show less