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Hi I'm Lisa

I was raised on a farm, have an Elementary Education degree, teaching license, a wife, am a happy, busy mother of 3, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am pretty average, always have been. I am second of eight kids. I learned hard work from my parents growing up on a hay farm. We also know how to play. As a family we go white water rafting, camping, and take road trips. In college I learned how to fence (sword play), and eventually taught it for a year. After finishing my bachelor degree in Elementary Education I married and substituted for a year in the school district. My dear husband has been a source of support, comfort, and inspiration to become better for the last seven years. After two years of marriage we welcomed our first son to our family. Since then I have chosen to stay at home with our children. We have purchased a small home and are now waiting the arrival of our third child. Both of our sons have food allergies to dairy and eggs, and our second son also has allergies to peanut, tree nuts, and seeds. I had to learn to cook all over again! We've also had some other, rather challenging health issues with these two boys, which has taught me that I am an eternal student. I will forever be learning how to function in this world with the situations I am given. I know that my deep founded faith and trust in a loving Father in Heaven gives me the strength and determination to move forward, endure positively, and overcome my trials.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and because of that many people I have talked with think that I just blindly obeyed my parents and accepted all they taught me. No. I didn't. I wasn't baptized until the age of eight, at which time my parents explained that I needed to look in my own mind and heart and decide if I really believed the things I had been taught. At eight years old, I didn't have a deep understanding of gospel doctrines, but I had been to church with other friends and I could recognize a peace and a good feeling that came from what I was taught and when I was in the church building that wasn't there when I went elsewhere. Since then I have had "just feelings" deep in the fibers of my being that the things I know of my Savior and my Father in Heaven are true. I have learned that "by their fruits ye shall know them," and the "fruits" of this church and it's people are good. I know my Father in Heaven loves me, and all of His children on this earth. I know that as I live according to His plan and commands I will be able to return to Father in Heaven and Christs' presence and live with my dear family for eternity. That makes my heart fill with joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply by being true to gospel teachings. I try to make choices that will bring me and those I love joy. I teach my children to do the same. I am obedient, and it brings me great joy.