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Hi I'm Stacey

I am a mother of three awesome teenagers, a teacher, a writer, a runner, and I am proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

Life is a wonderful adventure for me and there is not a day that goes by that I am not so thankful to my Heavenly Father for the life he has blessed me with. I live in a nice, rural suburban town where I am amongst neighbors and friends I have known since childhood. I came back to the area I grew up in and love the sense of familiarity. Each day, I try to take my daily run and see the sun rising behind the mountains. This is my favorite part of the day when anything is possible. The sun shines with the hope of the day's potential. I know that I will encounter children all day long and will have the ability to make a difference in their life. Teaching allows me to have an influence on young people;whether it is to help them believe in themselves or learn something that inspires them. Or, perhaps, I can just provide a kind word that is needed in a life that is tangled in strife. Giving is what makes life worthwhile. I have chosen to spend the last fifteen years of my life as a full-time mother and this has been my most treasured life experience. My children have given me the greatest happiness. They are the jewels in my crown. I will never regret the great moments of love and play that I have shared with them. Reading and writing are my life's small indulgences. I love to read and write words that move me and inspire others. The written word endures. So, amongst all these amazing facets of my life I am blessed and hope to add more to the adventure of life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so thankful to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I cannot imagine how I might be able to navigate through life's trials without it. I have had a personal relationship with my Savior since I was very young. It began with a simple painting of Jesus Christ that I had seen in a magazine. Though my family were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it was not a large part of my daily experiences. I remember how I felt as I first laid my eyes on the image of Christ. I knew that I had found someone that I had known before this life and that he loved me and would have a profound influence on every aspect of my life on Earth. Through all of life's hardships, I have trusted in the arm of the Lord Jesus Christ and he has brought peace to my mind. I know that he sacrificed all that I might be forgiven of my mistakes and has paid for the sins of everyone of us. All he asks for in return is our heart. We all have the ability to become new through repentance and baptism. I know that he understand my pains because he has felt them as part of his Atonement. I know that I am never alone in my struggles because of his infinite love. His commandments are not just demands on our time. They are their to safeguard us. The happiness and peace I have come from living his Gospel. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church just as he established it during His mortal life. He is the truth, the way, the life. His keys and powers are again in the world. Words cannot express my gratitude for this knowledge for I know it to be true.

How I live my faith

Because Christ spent His life serving and loving others, I, also, try to live my life in this way. I enjoy so much the opportunities I receive at Church to be involved with service. As we are all brothers and sisters, I enjoy serving my immediate family and my family at church. I love to do community service projects with the ladies I associate with. We have worked at children's hospitals, the Christmas Angel program, and done so much more to aid our community. This sisterhood has been a priceless part of my life. I enjoy working with the youth in my church ward, as well. I have the privilege of teaching, serving alongside, and having fun with with the twelve and thirteen year-old girls in our ward family. They are so bright and beautiful and I think they teach me something new each time I see them! We live and learn the gospel together. And as an added bonus, we sure have a lot of fun too! Every week we have an activity where we laugh together and share in some kind of meaningful service or play. I do love them immensely and grateful to call them my friends. Each month, I also have the opportunity of sharing, not only gospel messages, but true friendships with women of my faith. We watch over each other. We make sure that if someone is in need, that we help and get the word out to others. In the fast-paced world we live in today, it is nice to know that we can do, as in the days of old, for those around us and be aware of each others needs. This sense of community seems all but lost in our modern world. I am thankful for those who look out for me and my family and those I have the opportunity to take care of in return. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has afforded me all of these experiences and many that my husband and children have benefit from. There are countless individuals who have assisted my family at camps, family outings, Boy Scout activities, Gospel learning classes, and many more such events that have enriched all of our lives.