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Hi I'm Stacey

I grew up in the Rocky Mountains. I love to fish. I'm a mother and a grandmother. I launch rockets for a living and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. We did a lot of camping, hikng, and fishing; all things I still enjoy today. But I really love flyfishing. I also love to ride my mountian bike and my road bike whenever I can. I married the kindest, sweetest man in the world and we have been to gether for 33 years. We raised 5 children; 3 daughters and 2 sons. They are all grown and married and we have 12 grandchildren with one on the way. My family is the source of all of my joy. Early in my marriage I was a stay at home mom, but when the youngest started middle school I went to work. I have been working for 15 years in the project management field. Currently, I am working in aerospace for a mid-sized company builds rockets and sattelites. I am assigned to a NASA program to build a large rocket to take supplies to the ISS and I love my job! Last year I got brave and decided to finish my degree in Business Administration with a concentration in project and program management. It will take a few years, but it's worth the effort!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Christian in a protestant faith. My family went to church every Sunday. We spent a lot of time together having fun. I was taught righteous principles like honestly, kindness, chastity, prayer and working hard. I had a very happy childhood and adored my parents. When I was 14, my parents divorced. I was devistated. My mother remarried two months after the divorce was final and my sister and I lived with her and my new stepfather. My two brothers moved in with my dad, who accepted a transfer to California, and within weeks they were packed up and gone. Five months after my mother remarried, we packed up and moved to Arizona. Within nine months time, my whole family was ripped apart and I lost my entire support system. Many teenagers would have rebelled, but because of my Christian upbringing, we turned to God. My sister and I attended a few protestant churches in our community, but never found one that felt right. Our school had a lot of LDS kids, and because of our standards, we naturally gravitated towards them. I had one particular LDS friend named Tom, (no, not a boyfriend!) who answered a lot of my questions about his faith. My mom and sister had similar experiences. Everywhere I looked, I saw LDS families just like the one I had lost. Since we were looking for a Christian church anyway, we called Tom's mom and asked her how we could join the LDS church. The missionaries came and taught us God's plan for us, that all men can be saved through Jesus Christ. They thaught us about the restoration of the fullness of the gospel and the importance of families in God's plan. Most of what they taught was not new to me. But the story of the first vision and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon really moved me. I had always wondered why God remained silent, when there so many prophets in the Bible. It only seemed right that God would choose a humble farm boy to speak to. Now I know He still loves us and there is a living prophet today.

How I live my faith

I have been a Mormon for 36 years and have remained active. I love working with the members of my ward family and local community. In the summer our local curch members manage a huge communtiy garden that provides fresh vegetables to the local food bank. During the holidays our small community collects gifts and holliday meal ingredients, we want to make sure that no family goes without. My husband and I also volunteer with our local church owned cannery where families (non-memers too) can purchase and can dry goods like four, sugar, wheat and rice. The last few years have been difficult times financially for many families across the world, my family has been involved in making sure no one goes hungry. I have three sweet women I visit every month, it's my resposibility to look after them in difficult times of sickness or sorrow, but mostly we just like each other! I have served in many ways, but I have served the most with the children. Currently I teach sunday school to a group of nine 4 and 5 year olds. They are so sweet and funny and willing to learn. I love them!