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Hi I'm Havalah

I'm 5.1, I love being creative, I once fell 70 ft and survived with no complications, I have two sweet boys and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a new mom to a lively, happy little boy. Him and my husband are my daily dose of pure sunshine. Last year, I finally finished my BYU degree online in Humanties while my husband finished up Pharmacy school. Now I stay home and take care of our little one; the greatest job ever! However, before becoming a wife and a mother, I had an experience that has made me stronger today. I was 19 and recently engaged. It was the day before Thanksgiving and sunny and beautiful. My husband (fiance at the time) and I decided to go rock climbing. That day I overcame one my toughest climbs. Adrenaline pumped through my body as I successfully made it to the top. We decided to do one last climb to finish off the wonderful day. Even though I have repelled a million times before, at the end of the climb, I mixed up the ropes. Suddenly I was free falling. I fell 70 ft that day. It only took me three months on bed rest to recover. I had no permanent nerve damage and recovered fully. Often I am reminded how blessed I am to be alive. Heavenly Father preserved my life for a reason, and for that I am forever grateful. Miracles do happen; I just hope I can always remember how blessed I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love being happy and I have found happiness in believing in Christ and his gospel. Through the gospel, I have learned that Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to be happy. It's not always easy, but through prayer and faith, I have made it through many small and big challenges. Being a Mormon is definitely a lifestyle, but it's more than that for me. It's believing in hope when I face hard challenges and when I feel despair. It is also feeling happiness when I choose to read my scriptures and follow what they teach. I don't always do what I know I should, and those moments help me realize how much I need get back up and do what I need to. I think I could be happy without being a Mormon, but I feel like I can be the ultimate happiest as a Mormon. I find strength in reading the Book of Mormon, I find love through those who are around me, I find solace and comfort when I partake of the sacrament. I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me and I know that so strongly because of the testimony I've built while going through certain small and big experiences as a Mormon. One recent instance was trying to get pregnant. Everyone around me was getting pregnant, but I was not. For two years, month after month was so devastating to me. I just wanted to curl up and never wake up some days. But, I finally turned in Prayer to Heavenly Father to help me feel some peace. He did. I finally accepted the fact that we might not have kids for a while. As soon as I did that, I was happier again. It still took a while until I got pregnant, but the experience strengthened my testimony of how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ cared and loved me. However, there isn't one reason or experience that pin points why I am Mormon. I just know it makes me happy, so that is really the main reason to why I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

on my own I read my scriptures and say my prayers, but I have seen that my personal faith and testimony in Christ has grown because of my participation in the church.I don't think I could make it on my own, and I firmly believe in the strength of numbers of those who believe the same things as me. There have been moments when I really needed another woman to talk to about problems or hardships I was going through. Well, during those times my visiting teachers (two women assigned to visit me monthly), happen to visit me and were able to listen and comfort me. Their strength helped me through. As well, I have learned how to become selfless within the church because of the multiple opportunities I've had to serve others. Those service opportunities help me forget about my own problems and to only think of others.