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Hi I'm Louise.

I grew up in Canada. I enjoy running and sewing. I'm a mom of 3 boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived most of my life in Burlington Ontario Canada until I turned 20 and had the opportunity to attend BYU in Provo, Utah in 2004. 4 years later, I left BYU with a degree in Art History and Curatorial Studies as well as a wonderful husband. Currently I live in Everett Washington where my husband teaches Tax and Business Law. I'm a stay at home mom of 3 beautiful boys ages 4, 2 and 6 months. It has been an exciting adventure living in the USA and exploring new cities and meeting great people. I like to jog, sew, and read in my spare time. One of my favorite things about motherhood has been reading to my boys. It's very fulfilling watching them absorb the things they've been taught and it's been easily one of the best experiences of motherhood.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. Both of my parents were converts and I am so thankful for their courage to convert and do what is right for them, despite their families opposing beliefs. While many Mormons have been born into the church, I've often heard them talk about when they felt truly converted. Personally, I remember feeling the Holy Ghost for the first time when I was 14 years old during a testimony meeting after a trip to the temple to perform baptisms for the dead. I knew then, listening to the testimonies of the other members of my ward, living the Gospel made them genuinely happy and I desired to read the scriptures and really know for myself whether the church was true. It was a journey that took me years to read the scriptures and get my most important questions answered. I knew in my youth that it was true. I knew because when I was at my member friends' homes, and observed them having family home evening, family prayers and scripture study, I knew that Gospel teachings created peace and love in a home. What could be more important in a chaotic, immoral world? Since I have become a mother, and have known what it feels like to be concerned for a child's well being, I have been particularly grateful for the knowledge of Gospel doctrines such as families being together forever, eternal life, the atonement, forgiveness, service, charity, faith, and love, to name a few. I know that as we teach these doctrines to our children, we are showing them the way to living a fulfilling life, and path back home to our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

At this time in my life, I live my faith primarily through my church calling, and as a parent. I currently have a calling as a teacher of women in the church. It's been a blessing to have been able to teach the brilliant women in my ward congregation. I have gained so much knowledge from studies but I have also gained a knowledge of and love of the women in my ward. They teach me through their testimonies each Sunday whether I am teaching or am being taught. I've learned about how they live their faith and how they have overcome trials and succeeded in the end. At home, we have Family Home Evening together where we teach our children about the Gospel. We like to have family prayer and scripture study every day. Every night, just before bed, my 4 year old and I read 3 verses of scripture together and then have a prayer. It's been very rewarding to hear the things he is thankful for.