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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a stay-at-home mom with 5 kids; actually 5 boys! I love to run, bike, ski or almost anything that is active. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom with 5 boys. The oldest is 12 and the youngest is 9 months. I am supported in my job at home by a wonderful husband. I keep myself sane by finding ways to be active; I love to run, ride my bike, swim, ski, hike and most recently I started doing triathlons. I also like to sew and be crafty but, boys don't lend much opportunity for making "cutesy" things like sewing lacy dresses or making dollhouses, you know what I mean? But, on the other hand these boys are my best friends. We love to laugh, play board games, throw baseballs, or play badminton in the backyard. I love to volunteer at the kids' school and although I already have a Bachelor's degree, I keep thinking I would really like to go back and get a teaching degree. Not much financial reward, I know, but the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life is satisfying. I am going to do the best I can for my children right now and see where the future leads me. My husband was in the ARMY for 6 years and we have lived in 5 different states in the last 13 years of marriage. I am grateful for the opportunity to associate with the military men and women and families; I really learned to love the United States of America and am grateful for the freedoms we are blessed with here all because of the sacrifices of so many courageous and faithful service members. We are now permanent residents in Colorado but I hope that my memories of deployment and sacrifice will remain with me forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a faithful Latter-day Saint (or Mormon) family. My parents taught us to believe in God and have faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and his Atonement. However, the decision to continue worshipping as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was mine. Everyone needs to receive a personal confirmation of the truthfulness of the church's teachings. I have. I remember as a 15 year old girl kneeling at the side of my bed pleading with my Heavenly Father to give me a personal witness that He was real and that He knew me. After praying for 30 minutes or so, I had the most sudden warmth overtake me; I knew that God loved me and knew me. I have had other similar confirmations flow through my heart and mind as I have attended church, as I have read the Book of Mormon and as I have tried to live the commandments. As a result, I have been left with a sure testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has all of the truths necessary to help me return to live with my Father in Heaven and my current family again. Knowing that I have a Savior who understands all of my pains whether it be physical or emotional has brought so much peace to me. When my husband was deployed in Iraq I remember searching the scriptures and praying for comfort and that my fears of being alone would be soothed. Without fail, I felt peace and love envelope me and knew that despite whatever challenges came to me, I would be guided. When my husband and I have difficulties in our marriage, I pray that my Savior will help me understand my husband and his needs. Without fail He has sent thoughts to my mind that remind me that I am not perfect and have much room for improvement and that we both are children of God. I couldn't live this life on earth without these kinds of reassurances. To know that I am not alone, to know that my life has a purpose and to know that my weaknesses can be strengthened through His help makes everyday a blessing.

How I live my faith

I love going to church every Sunday and feeling like I am needed there. I teach a lesson once a month in the women's organization called Relief Society. Teaching lessons gives me the opportunity to study, prayerfully prepare and learn more about my relationship to God. Then, when I go to church each week, the women of the church sit together for our lessons, we share our life's experiences and personal witnesses of the Savior and I leave feeling buoyed up and ready to conquer the responsibilities in my life again. Away from church on Sunday, I find daily strength in studying the Bible and Book of Mormon and by asking God for help with my day through prayer. I try to show my faith in God and Jesus Christ by giving of my time and making contributions (where I can with a baby and toddler still at home) at the school. I dress modestly to show that I respect those around me and myself. I try to exude the joy I find in motherhood since society doesn't seem to value a woman's role at home anymore. I try to treat everyone I meet with kindness because I know we all are children of a Heavenly Father.