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Hi I'm Leah

I'm a wife. I'm a mother of 3. I'm going to school. I like to play the piano and read books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Provo, Utah to two BYU students. I spent most of my childhood in Kansas City, MO and then moved to McAllen, TX for my teenage years. I have two loving parents who are crazy about each other and are a good example of what it means to be married. I have one brother, a year younger than me, and a little sister who is four years younger. They are my best friends! I went to college at what is currently called BYU-Idaho, but was Ricks College back in my day. I met my husband there, we got married, and have lived in Arizona since (where his family is from). After a few frustrating years of trying to have a baby, we were blessed to have our son, and then another son and a daughter. We've had our ups and down (infertility, weight gain, financial difficulties, trouble in paradise) but we've continued to push through it all and are a stronger family for it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a couple that were members of the Mormon church. My dad comes from a very strong LDS family in Hawaii and my Mom joined the church while attending BYU. She wanted to go to a school where the morals and values were high, and a friend recommended BYU. After doing a paper on the "Dark Ages" for one of her religion classes she really felt like the LDS church made a lot of sense. Growing up our family went to church every week NO MATTER WHAT. As a kid I don't know that I totally appreciated that, but looking back I really admire my parents for that. There were times when we had to drive quite a distance to get to church, but we always went. The church is such a part of my life, that I don't know who I'd be without it. I went to an LDS college, and with my religion all around me you'd think it would be easy to stay active ... but I was truly on my own, and it was up to me to keep going to church and to keep progressing. For the most part I was pretty active and I loved going to church with other students my age. As a married adult, my testimony of the gospel never wavered; however, it became really easy to skip going to church and my husband and I have struggled off and on for years with being totally involved. We moved from Mesa to Surprise, AZ and decided it was time to commit ourselves to attending church regularly and being active with our ward. For the first time in our married lives we've been going to church every week. I feel more content and happy than I ever have before. Going weekly has kept the tie that I have with my Savior strong and ever present. I've made friends. And I have a calling which I love and which helps me be a better person.

How I live my faith

I am the Primary President for my ward. This means that I lead and oversee the program for children aged 1 1/2 to 12 years old, their instructors, music, lessons, and activities. Yes, it is quite intimidating at times, but I love it! It's helped me to stay focused and stay on the straight and narrow path. How can I be a good church leader unless I practice what I preach? I love the little kids and I firmly believe that this is the age where it is SOO important to teach them right. Other things that I do (or should do) to live my faith is daily prayers, scripture reading, studying, and discussions with my husband, children, friends, and family.