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Hi I'm Evelyn

I'm a wife and mother, I'm a ballet dancer, I want to be a writer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young mother to 2 very active little boys. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 6 years. Together, we've endured 2 deployments to the Middle East and the hardships of a military life. When he left the Air Force, we moved across the country to a place we'd never even visited with no job lined up. We've made so many decisions for our family on faith, and we've always been blessed for it. We've had our greatest successes when we stop trying to make things happen on our own, and instead, trust that God has a plan for us. I teach ballet part time and stay home with my kids during the day. I'm attempting to write a novel. I love my life and live every day to the fullest. I spend WAY too much time on Facebook. I despise washing dishes, but don't mind scrubbing the toilet. My children are the light of my lief and drive me crazy at the same time, but I'd never change that. I learn something new from them every single day. I'm so impressed with the people they are and the people they're turning into and am so glad that I'm able to be a part of that.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but I didn't know for myself that it was true until I was 17. During middle school and high school, I was searching for something - a lifestyle, a religion, SOMETHING - to make me happy in my life. i didn't think i could find what i was looking for in the things I'd been taught my entire life. I couldn't have been more wrong! Every decision i made that was contrary to what I'd been taught as a child led to sorrow, disappointment, and sometimes, outright failure. When I realized that, I decided to give the church an honest effort. I was surprised at what I found. i found redemption, forgiveness, and acceptance like I'd never known before. But more than that, I found LOVE. I knew, for the first time in my life, that I was a daughter of God, and that he loved me as an individual. I was special to him, and he knew ME. That feeling has never left me, and I cherish it above everything i know. I understand it even more now that I'm a mother than I did as a teenager. I know the unconditional love I have for my children; I can only imagine that love is increased a thousand fold for my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I do my best to teach my children the Gospel. My 4 year old loves to pray and often asks if he can say the prayer at meals or before bedtime. We read scriptures as a family every day, and we sing songs about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ every night as we tuck our kids into bed. I try to set a good example to my friends and family. I work with the local missionaries to help new members continue to learn and grow in their faith. I work at the local YMCA and love that it's a faith-centered community as well. My co-workers know I'm a member of the church and often ask me about it, either in general or about a specific topic. I love talking with them about it and being able to share my beliefs with others.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Evelyn
Absolutely. Through temple marriage, or sealing, families can be together forever. The sealing power was on earth during Biblical times, and is on the earth today as well. We are able to enjoy the blessings of this great power when we are sealed in the temple of the Lord, obey the commandments, and always honor our marriage covenants. Families will be sealed to each other in heaven, but children will not necessarily live with their parents. Children will be sealed to their own husbands or wives, and so will live with them in the eternities. Those children wills till be sealed to their parents though, so it will be much like it is here on earth: I am still a daughter to my parents, even though I am married, just as my children will always be my children, even after they are grown and get married as well. Show more Show less