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Hi I'm Heidi

I was born and raised in Arizona. I now live in Colorado with my husband and 6 energetic kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a stay-at-home mom. Six kids keep me pretty busy! I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love attending my boys football games, watching princess movies with my girls, date nights with my husband, and going for drives in the country. While attending college I developed a great love for oil painting. I would love to take more art classes in the near future. I also love to go on hikes with my family in the Colorado mountains. I enjoy doing obstical course races and getting a bit muddy. I love to teach arts and crafts to large groups of people. Some other things I enjoy doing are playing the piano and violin, reading, woodworking, taking care of our animals, and yard work. (Yes, I really do enjoy yard work).

Why I am a Mormon

There are so many reasons why I am a member of the Mormon church. Probably the biggest reason, is that I love the Savior, Jesus Christ. When I partake of the sacrament each week, I am reminded of the covenants I have made to follow Him. I need the atonement in my life. It helps me to find peace in a world of chaos. It helps lift me up when I am feeling down. It strengthens me in times of trial, because I know the Lord has decended below all I will ever go through. I am so humbled each time I contemplate all that the Savior has done for me. I feel His love for me each and every day. I hope I can live my life in such a way that I will be worthy to live in his presence, along with my family.

How I live my faith

As a mother, it's not always easy to keep my "cool". I love having pictures of the Savior in my home to remind me of the person I need to be. I am not perfect by any means, but I strive to follow the Savior's example. I've had the privelage of teaching the youth in our church. I loved working along side them. I currently organize activities for the women in our ward. It always amazes me how diverse their backgrounds are. I love hearing their stories, and getting to know them better. The Gospel brings us together, and I love that! I love all the opportunities for service within our community. Whether it's bringing someone a meal when they are sick, or helping clean out a neighbors yard after a major flood. The need for love and service is always around us. I try to do what I can. My troubles or trials seem to disappear when I am helping others. Things are put back into perspective, and I am reminded of what really matters in life. Living my faith is an everyday thing. By praying and studying the scriptures daily, I feel closer to my Heavenly Father. I understand my purpose in life more fully, and I obtain a better understanding of what He needs me to do each day to help my family and others around me. Spending time with my family is the most important. Laughing, playing, reading with them, and siimply being together and enjoying those special times is what it's all about.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Heidi
There is just something comforting about having a backup plan. If my husband loses his job, or disaster strikes, we will have enough food to survive. We are taught to be self-reliant, and to be prepared for unforseen circumstances. When the recent floods hit our area of Colorado, there were many families struggling in our neighborhood. Water was literally rushing through the middle of their houses. We were able to offer our services, water, and food. I think when we are prepared ourselves, we are better able to help our friends and neighbors in times of need. Show more Show less