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Hi I'm Valerie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happily married to a man I absolutely adore and am passionately in love with! I am the mother of 4 children from ages 14 down to 3. I run a preschool out of my home 4 days a week and love working with this age group. I love, reading, cooking, music, writing, blogging, genealogy and anything outdoors! I currently serve as the 2nd counselor in the Young Women's presidency working with the Beehive's ages 12 & 13. I have served in Cub Scouts, Relief Society and Primary. I love working with children.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but unlike most children who are baptized at the age of eight I was not baptized until I was twelve. My mother was a memeber of the church and my father was not. In fact my father did not believe in any faith. He wanted us to have read the bible from cover to cover before we were baptized. This is why I was twelve when I was baptized. Reading the bible from cover to cover at such a young age was a very difficult task. Unfortunatly I did not complete this. I knew without a doubt that the gospel of Jesus Christ was true and the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the only true church upon the face of this earth. I wanted to be apart of this church so badly. I told my father that I wanted to be baptized and that even though I had not fully read the bible, I had read enough of it and learned all the important stories from it. I had also read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and had felt and knew that it was true. I wanted so badly for his blessing but I could not wait anylonger. I was baptized at the age of twelve and it was one of the best days of my life. I felt so clean and pure and I knew that I had join the true church of God. My father did not object as openly as I had thought. And to this day even though he has not yet joined the church, he has attended all the blessings and baptisms of my children and when he visits us he attends sacrament. I hope that one day he will be able to enjoy the full blessings of the gospel as I do.

How I live my faith

I serve as a meeting coordinator for the ladies in my ward. I plan uplifting monthly activities. I have been serving in this calling for over a year. It has been a huge blessing in my life and has helped me to form friendships that have been invaluable in my life. Last moth we planned a mother daughter activity. We called it a pajama party. We invited all the mothers, daughters, sisters, nieces, friends, etc. to come and have a fun night filled with pizza, games, nail painting, crafts and mother daughter pictures. It was one of the biggest activities we've done so far and we had around 100 women attend. Not only have I been blessed to work with the women in my church, I have also been blessed to have worked with the youth in my ward in past callings.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

The temple is a place where families are joined together for time and eternity. I was married to my husband in the Portland Oregon Temple and we were married for time and for eternity. Unlike marriages that are performed outside of the temple where you are married "until death do us part". Members who are married in the temple are married for eternity. It is a wonderful thing to know that you will be with your families forever. This is just one of the many blessings that come from going to the temple. Show more Show less