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Hi I'm Lori

I am a grandma, I am a piano teacher, I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 6 daughters and 3 sons, and I have 13 grandchildren. I teach piano lessons out of my home every week day. I love music, hiking, biking and jogging. I am technically an empty nester as my last child just went off to college this fall, however my oldest daughter and her family are currently living in my basement keeping me young. I get together with a group of women that play volleyball on Tuesday mornings; I volunteer at events that our community sponsors such as the 4th of July Celebrations; and I like to sing in small groups. My kids are all over the country, either working or going to school, with one son-in-law serving in the military. My parents are aging and I am lucky to have them still around. My younger sister has just recently been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, so we are praying for her.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints because I love Jesus and I want to follow his teachings. I love being a member of a church that has Jesus at the head of the church. It makes sense to me that if there were prophets on the earth in the early history of the world, that there would be prophets on the earth today to lead us through such a confusing/challenging time as now. I love President Thomas S Monson, the prophet today! The church teaches that the family organization is ordained of God and that families can be together forever -even after this life. This brings me comfort and peace to know that the relationships that I establish here in this life will continue in the life to come. This church helps me to understand why I am on this earth, and why it is important to love, serve and care for others as the Savior did. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds all the answers to life's questions and brings peace to my soul.

How I live my faith

When my children were young I spent a lot of time watching them play soccer, baseball, football and volleyball; but I always tried to make Sunday a sport free day, a day to worship God and spend time together. I always felt that since the Sabbath was the Lord's day, and he had given me 6 other days to do everything , that I should focus more on remembering Him on the Sabbath. In our home every Monday night we held "Family Night." We would all get together and play games, have treats and talk about a ways our family could better follow Jesus' example. We tried not to miss a monday night - we needed all the help we could get in raising our family and teaching them to be honest, kind and good citizens in the community. Besides that it was always fun to be together. In my congregation, I help to organize service to families when they are in need. I have learned that oftimes we are the Savior's hands on this earth, and that service to others is doing what the Savior would do if he were here. I have also tried to always be active in serving in the community and at my children's schools. We pray as a family morning and night, and when our children were home we would read scriptures with them early in the morning. I know God lives and loves me, I have felt his watchful care in my life. I know that he hears and answers my prayers, not always right away, and not always how I would want, but I know He is mindful of me. I know that I can be forgiven of my sins, and some day I will kneel at my Savior's feet and thank him for his great atoning sacrifice for me and my family, so we can be together through the eternities.