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Hi I'm Leah

I love to take my 3 children to swim in the Puget Sound, hike in the rain forest, and read books on the beach. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. For the past 13 years I've been a wife and full-time Mom. Before marriage, I studies English and Speech Communications at college. I've always had a passion for books, and have always been a voracious reader, but it was during my time as a Mormon missionary that I discovered my true passion- literacy. For several years I volunteered with our city's Literacy Council, teaching adults to read. When my first daughter was born, I was so worried because at three months she she wasn't interested in books! To my relief, by six months, she was reaching out and turning pages. Thousands of hours of reading aloud, and many phonics lessons later, I now have three gifted children who 'eat books for lunch.' When we're not reading, (and sometimes while we're reading), we hike old-growth trails, throw on our wet-suits and swim in Puget Sound, ride bikes, hunt for mushrooms, collect beach glass, visit to the local pool, rock each other viciously on the hammock, play at parks, or sunscreen head-to-toe and head off to one of our favorite lakes. My husband and I spend all of our financial and emotional resources on our children. Their growth and education and success is our united focus. We love each other as husband and wife, and find tremendous joy in watching our children develop talents and skills that will bless their lives. There are many things that I enjoy doing. There are goals that I have for myself when my children are grown, but my children are my jewels.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe this is Christ's restored church on the earth today. All of the gospel teachings, doctrines, ordinances, and personal revelation that we need to be happy in this life, and to have eternal life, is available here. The authority to seal ordinances here and and in heaven gives my husband and I the comfort and foundation of an Eternal Marriage. The work we put into our family relationships is something that we get to build and keep forever. Jesus Christ is the head of His church. He speaks to us through a living prophet. Each person has the privilege of being baptized and receiving the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. Each member studies the scriptures and knows his beliefs. Because I'm a Mormon, I've always known where I came from, why I'm on Earth, how to find the strength to endure trials here during mortality, and what God's ultimate plan in for me. I LOVE being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints because I believe in our doctrine. However, socially, I LOVE BEING A MORMON! Being a Mormon is not something you do on Sunday. It's a life-style. You choose to live the principles of the Gospel, and you gain happiness. Socially, When I meet other Mormon women, I feel an instant Sisterhood. I live my religion in both of these ways, both doctrinally and socially, and find them harmoniously linked. First, doctrinally, I make and keep covenants with my Heavenly Father. A covenant is a two-way promise. I agree to live my life a certain way, and he promises me blessings in return. God sets the terms of the covenant, but we always get more back than is asked. We are blessed because the way we live our lives keeps the doors of our future open. Heavenly Father wants us to have more choices and more liberty. Satan wants us to make choices that narrow our future choices, and lead us to captivity. We are also blessed because we will claim the blessings that are promised to us Eternally. Socially, being a Mormon gives me a church family. I feel an instant bond with all other Mormons. We call each other 'Brother ' and 'Sister', because we literally believe this is true. I don't have a sister, but I fill that need with the wonderful women I bond with at church. Just like in a family, none of us are perfect, and we learn and grow together, showing each other patience, forgiveness, and deference. We believe that each of us was given different talents and spiritual gifts, and we use these to bless each others' lives. We improve our talents and grow spiritually as we serve in the Church. These talents and experiences bless our marriages and our families. We obey God's commandments, repent, forgive ourselves and others, and are a confident, happy people.