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Hi I'm Chandra

I am a Utah State University Aggie. I am a stay at home mom. I am taxi driver for my kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom of three children. My kids are very active in sports. Sometimes I feel like a taxi driver for all of their activities. My daughter is on a premier soccer team, my son plays AAU basketball and football. My third son is finding what he likes and is currently in Tae Kwondo. I am a very busy mom but I wouldn't have it any other way. I have a love hate relationship with exercising, I feel better when I do it but sometimes I struggle with it. I have many friends that have helped me renew my love of crafting and sewing. We get together a couple times a month to work on our projects and to talk. Most of the time we talk and get very little done on our projects, but being with those ladies is one of the highlights of the month for me. I love to read. I will sometimes get l lost in a book and the world will stop for me. When that happens my family knows that it will be a leftover night, or we call it "survival night", but those are few and far between. I love to cook and to learn to make new recipes. I love having my family together eating and talking about what we have been doing during the day. We love having family movie nights, every Friday night. It does not get any better than sitting around cuddling with your kids and watching a movie. I hope we never give up that family tradition.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Utah and have been a member of the LDS church my whole life. I come from a single parent home. My parents were married in the Salt Lake Temple and several years later they divorced. My dad is no longer and active member, but I feel the one thing that he did right was that he supported my sisters and brother and myself with whatever we did. My mother raised us and made sure that we went to church every Sunday and to Young Women's every Wednesday night. Growing up I never felt like I wanted to rebel or do anything contrary to what I had been taught in church. After I graduated and went away to school is where I had to really start living the way that I wanted. Because my dad was not active I saw how people lived without the gospel and I decided that I did not want that kind of life. I wanted to be married in the temple to a worthy priesthood holder. That was my goal along with gaining my education. I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It gives me the opportunity to grow and to think about others instead of myself. I have gotten to work with the young children, the sisters and the young women. Each of those callings stretches me and gets me to grow in ways that I didn't think that I could. I know this is the only true church on the earth today. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus. I know that right now we have a prophet who talks with God and leads his church. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book. I love that I get to be with my family forever and that is worth more than anything to me. I love being able to go inside the temple. I know that there is no holier place on this earth, besides my home, than the temple. I feel like going to the temple is like going to Disneyland. The minute I walk through the doors of the temple there is a smile on my face and I am happy to be there.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in the church. One of the greatest things about our church is that you get opportunities that you wouldn't necessarily ask for but always help you to grow as an individual. Right now I am the 2nd councilor in the Young Womens. I get to help the 12 and 13 year old girls. This calling has really been a huge blessing in my life because I have a 13 year old daughter that I get to spend time with her outside of our home. I get to see the young women interact and be good influences to each other and to me. When I am around them I want to be a better person and knowing that I am their leader I am constantly thinking about them and making sure that I am living the way that I expect them to live. I am also a visiting teacher. This calling is a real challenge for me. I am able to go into other sisters homes and become friends with them and also give them a spiritual message. I wish that I could say that I am a 100% visiting teacher, but I am not. I try to do it every month, some months are great and some months not so great, but I try and when I go I know that it helps me more than it helps the sisters I meet with. I love this gospel. I hope that when others look at me they can see something different. I find strength in doing what Heavenly Father has asked of me. I love that the church gives us values that we can follow. One of those commandments is to keep the Sabbath Day holy. My children are all on competitive sports teams and every single one of them have been asked to play on Sunday. While this has been a challenge I know that by telling our coaches we will not be there on Sundays, our family and our children have been blessed and their testimonies have been strengthened.