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Hi I'm Sydney

I'm 28 years old, married to the love of my life, the mother of three beautiful children, I'm bipolar and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years. We have three kids: 8 & 5 year old boys, a 3 year old little girl, and another girl on the way (due in August '14). I love playing "Button Button" with my kids and reading them "Love You Forever" at bedtime. We have been in the West Jordan area for just over 1 year. We moved to Washington state when my husband joined the Navy in the fall of 2009. We moved back here in May 2013. Born and raised in Utah, in an LDS family, I am the oldest of 6 kids. I am in love with my Nikon D5000 and never go anywhere without it. I am a newborn photographer and love making graphic designs, like birth announcements and logos. I am a stay-at-home-mom and get the chance to be with my kids all day, everyday, and although a struggle sometimes, it's so very beneficial to not only the kiddos, but to me too. Somedays it takes more effort to see the blessings, but I know they're there. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in addition to severe depression and anxiety 3 years ago shortly after the birth of our youngest daughter. I want others to know that just because you're LDS and have a mental illness, or have to rely on medication to make you "normal" doesn't mean you're loved any less. Heavenly Father has given me (and others) the trials that I carry on my shoulders for a specific reason, even if I don't know what it is. Some days I ask "Why me?" often, and it takes such a strong faith and testimony for me to be comfortable with the "Why me."

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, and wouldn't have it any other way. I feel comfort knowing that the gospel is for me, for my family. I am a Mormon because it's the way I know. It's the way that feels right. It's as if the church was made for ME and my struggles, and I am comforted knowing that.

How I live my faith

While we may not always be on time, or make it to church each week, we strive to live our life in the best way we can. As long as I am trying my best, that's all that I can do. I always trying to give to others and help people out, because I love the happiness it brings me and the warm and fuzzy feeling to make another persons day just a little bit brighter. It's so very wonderful to know that I can help others out with their needs.

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

My husband and I have been married for almost 7 years, and we have 3 small children under the age of 6. We 1 year ago, went through the Temple and were able to be sealed to one another for time and all eternity. It was the best feeling in the world! I love knowing, especially with a husband who is Active Duty Military and may not come home, that no matter what happens, he and I will spend the rest of our lives, after we've died, together! In heaven, because we have been sealed, essentially a bond between my husband, I, and God, we have the chance to be reunited with one another! I recently had my great grandmother pass away, and she went through the temple just over a year ago, and the way our whole family was able to be okay at her service, was because we all know we will one day see her again! Show more Show less