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Hi I'm Laurie

I am a wife and a mother and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as a Mormon in the mid-west. I’m the fourth child in a family of 12. Hard work and chores was a part of life, but so were family outings, games, and fun! As a family, we would go camping every summer for a couple weeks and visit as many national and state parks as possible. My parents taught me the gospel and showed me by their examples to love and serve others. When I went to college I chose to continue to live the gospel teachings that I learned as a child. I knew, deep down, that it was the right thing to do and would bring me happiness. My greatest desire was to be a wife and mother but as the years went by, my hopes and dreams seemed fleeting. Instead, I focused on a career, serving in the church and community, and developing my talents. I enjoy traveling, cross-stitching, crafts, and music. Finally, in my mid 30’s I became a wife and several years after that, a mother. Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you think it should! There are lessons to be learned that can only be learned through experiencing life’s challenges.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it’s true! I’ve lived its teachings all of my life and have felt the peace and joy that comes from trying to follow the example of the Savior. I have read the Book of Mormon and know it contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a prophet on the earth today that gives us guidance. My life has purpose and meaning. When challenges arise, as they sometimes do, I know that with faith and a lot of prayer Heavenly Father will show me the way to overcome those challenges.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I feel Heavenly Father’s love is by serving and being served by others. That’s what I try to do. I love serving with the women of the church. They act as my extended family when my siblings live far away. We learn from one another and laugh and cry with each other just like sisters.