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Hi I'm Laurel

As a musician, I pretty much do it all; but ABOVE all, I'm a wife and mom of three at home. I'm a Mormon and I love being one.

About Me

I grew up in a musical family, so singing and playing instruments has always been an important part of my life. From an early age, I felt, and still beleive, that music is a gift from our Heavenly Father to help us to learn, to create, to express ourselves in a unique way, and to come closer to Him. I have loved studying music in every aspect and have become a teacher, accompanist, piano tuner, arranger, composer, and, with my desire to help others through music, earned a degree in music therapy. I have seen music play a central role in healing the hearts of many people, as well as my own heart, through different trials of my life. Even more important to me, however, was my desire to be married in the temple for eternity and raise a family of my own in the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I feel Heavenly Father has blessed me with a wonderful husband and the ability to stay at home with my three little children and STILL carry on with my music endeavors. Having placed my priorities in accordance to the teachings of the gospel, I have found my greatest joys. I am ever grateful for the blessings of being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all my life and my testimony of the truthfulness of its teachings has been built on personal experiences of faith, prayer, study of the scriptures, and willingness to follow my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know His love for us is far greater than we may understand and that His atonement made it possible for us to return to and live with Him and Heavenly Father again. I feel HIs love every day and there have been trials I have experienced that would have been almost unbearable if it had not been for the love I have felt from my Savior. One of these trials for myself and my husband was losing one of our children during our first pregnancy. We were having twins, but one of them didn't survive. It was truly heartbreaking for us at the time of our loss, but with the knowledge of our Heavenly Father's plan of eternal life, we were able to work through our grief, strengthen our testimonies as well as our relationship with each other, and find joy in knowing that our little boy, who is not with us right now, can be a part of our family forever someday, if we do all we can to live the principles of the gospel. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and in facing challenges, I realize more and more how important it is to try to be like Him. Being a Mormon helps me to do that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply by following the principles of the true gospel of Jesus Christ and trying to be like Him. Prayer is very important to me, as well as studying the scriptures of ancient prophets, following the counsel of our modern day prophet, and sharing my testimony with others. Service is also a major part of living my faith. I have enjoyed helping others, whether in large or small ways, whether with my musical abilities, participation in projects for the poor or sick, or simple visits to those who may be lonely or depressed. Changing my heart to be more like that of my Savior as I teach and raise my children, brings my family closer to Christ and our relationships to be more supportive and loving. I know the example I set forth of the faith I live is important not only for my children but for all those I come in contact with. I feel peace and joy in knowing that, although I'm not perfect, Jesus Christ will help me along the way, as long as I'm trying to do my best!