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Hi I'm Stacy

I'm from the Pacific Northwest and wouldn't want to live anywhere else with my husband and three boys. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I wanted to get married and start a family. I figured I'd get married young while I was in college. That wasn't how life played out for me. Instead, I finished my four year degree at BYU-Idaho in elementary education. After graduating I was confused about what to do next. Growing up I hadn't actually envisioned teaching. I always pictured myself graduating from college, but I figured I would just start my family immediately after. I was disappointed things hadn't worked out the way I wanted to, so I moved to Provo, UT and spent most of my time playing with my brother and best friend. I also was blessed to work with a sweet three year old girl with a genetic disorder. That was only a part time job though and after 9 months I realized I needed to make a real life decision. So I packed up and moved back home to look for a teaching job. That fall I got my first job in a special education class teaching autistic and mentally retarded children. I loved the children, my teaching assistances and my job. The following year I met my husband and we were married 10 months after our first date. My third year of teaching was my last. Our family was growing and I was eager to be a stay at home mom. Seven years later we have three very energetic boys who make me smile, laugh and drive me crazy on a daily basis. Being a mom is so much harder than I imagined and there are days that I wish I had a job I could escape to, but I love that my dream of having a family came true.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. It never seemed to be a question to me whether it was true or not. Everything I was taught by my parents and teachers seemed to be verified by the spirit to me. When I listen to the talks in sacrament meeting, when I hear a lesson, a song or a testimony being born I have such a calmness that comes over me and I know the Holy Ghost is testifying to me that the words that are being spoken are true. I love that feeling. I love that I can feel it at church, at home, in my car, wherever I am the spirit can be there and provide me with the peace and love I need. I know that is a gift given to each of us because of a loving Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because I believe that God the Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. I believe Joseph Smith was given the keys to restore the priesthood on this earth and it is because of that powerful priesthood that my husband and I were married not just for this life, but for time and all eternity.

How I live my faith

I teach the 12 and 13 year old young women at church. I love being able to teach the gospel. Being able to prepare my lessons is a special treat. The young women have a special program they work on known as Personal Progress. I completed my personal progress goals as a youth but have really enjoyed the reminder as a leader that we are all trying to personally progress in this life. The values they are learning and growing in themselves include building their faith, understanding their divine nature and individual worth, growing their knowledge (both spiritual and temporal), choice & accountability and developing a desire to serve others with good works and demonstrating integrity and virtue. At home we pray daily as a family and try to have a weekly family night that includes a brief lesson about the gospel and a fun activity that helps us enjoy the time we share together (this can often be a challenge with three rowdy boys!).