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Hi I'm Summer

I grew up in Idaho, USA. I am a school teacher, wife and hope to soon be a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love teaching young children. I believe there is nothing better then seeing a child learn to love reading. I love watching children grow in intelligence and imagination. This is why I became a teacher and why I am looking forward to, one day, becoming a mother. I love being outdoors. Camping, running, water sports and skiing are a few of my favorite things to do. I love being with my family; especially my husband. He is studying to become a doctor and I am excited to follow that dream with him. Once we stop moving around for schooling, I am eager to grow a big, beautiful garden and have a little land for my family to run and play on. These are some of my dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know with a surety that we have a Heavenly Father who knows and loves us. Because of this, He has provided a way for us to find happiness and and peace in this life. Belief in God is not a crutch, it is a reality. Our choices do matter. We matter. Our Father in Heaven waits with eagerness for us to give our lives to Him. I know He will make more of us then we could ever make of our selves. I witness that in my life every day. I sometimes worry about bringing children into a world with ever-shifting values and few moral constants. However, because I can pray to Heavenly Father and receive answers, I know I will be strengthened with all that is necessary to successfully raise good, righteous and confident children who will go on to to have families of their own one day. I know that I have the opportunity to be with my family eternally. My marriage in an LDS temple, under proper authority to a wonderful man was a step in the right direction. Now I have the blessing of working each day to make my life and our marriage work in harmony with our Father in Heaven's teachings and plan for us. Our marriage can and will last forever. I know that. My faith has grown a little at a time. It didn't come all at once. My faith has grown as I have watched God guide my life, as I have seen him answer my prayers, as I have felt his reassuring love and peace and as I have recognized truth. I know that God lives.

How I live my faith

I am able to live my faith in every aspect of my life. I live my faith as I learn. I am able to discern truth as I compare all that I hear and learn with what I know to be true. I live my faith in how I treat my body. I believe our bodies are sacred gifts from God. I work to adhere to nutritious values to ensure that I am ready to do all that is required. I dress modestly to show respect for my body and others. I live my faith in my home. I believe in motherhood. I know that families are the fundamental unit of society. I know that it takes a husband and wife who love and respect each other and who honor their marital vows to create the greatest chance for success in family life. So, I find joy in keeping an orderly house, in cooking nutritious meals, in gaining talents that will bless the lives of my family members, in standing up for motherhood, even when the world may degrade it. I live my faith through my teaching. I know that each person on this earth is a child of God. I can see potential in all of the students that I have the opportunity to influence. I know that God loves them and it helps me to treat them with the love they deserve. I live my faith through service. I serve in the women's organization of our church. I have held several callings within this world-wide organization. Some of the callings have placed me in a position to lead, organize and minister to the needs of the women. Other times I have had the opportunity to plan activities that would be beneficial and help the women to develop skills and increase their faith. At all times, I have the opportunity to be steward over a few sisters. I get to visit the homes of dear friends in the church. We visit monthly. I am in charge of knowing how they are doing and what they need. It is a way our Heavenly Father provides for the needs of all his children; each one being accounted for. I am blessed to be a part of it.