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Hi I'm Chelsea

I enjoy cooking, speaking French, and getting to know people one-on-one. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've already experienced many things in my young life. I'm currently 22 years old- happily married with a 2 year old daughter and 9 month old son. I graduated high school at age 17, started college the summer following high school and went full time until I graduated just before my 20th birthday. During college I met and married my best friend and also experienced the death of my dad, to whom I was very close. After earning a B.A. in French Language, many people asked me what I career I wanted to pursue. I responded that I simply wanted to start a family and postpone a career until after my children are grown. I received a few doubtful looks, but I am so happy with the path I have chosen. Being a 'mother' encompasses a myriad of 'jobs;' I fill the role of 'custodian,' 'chef,' 'nurse,' 'teacher,' 'chauffeur,' 'hairstylist,' 'micro-manager,' 'coach,' 'mentor,' & 'best friend.' The members of my family are my best friends, and I know God has prepared a way for us to be a family forever. It is an honor to be a full-time mother. I see the hand of God in my life everyday. I feel God's love for my children. I know He infinitely cares about them, and about me, and every single person in this world. We are all God's children. My favorite responsibility as a mother is teaching my kids the stories of Jesus. I love singing songs to them about Jesus' life and how following His example brings us the utmost joy. I enjoy taking my kids out for walks, bike rides, and to play at the park.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a Latter-day Saint because I want to be happy. Keeping the commandments of God- found in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and as revealed to modern-day prophets- makes me happy. Isn't that what each of us wants in life? People spend fortunes on entertainment, beauty, thrills, and addictions but those things produce only temporary happiness. Jesus Christ himself showed us how to find true happiness in life, and it doesn't cost money. It's free, it's available to everyone, and it's simple. In an effort to become like Jesus, I focus on keeping the 2 greatest commandments- Love God & Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself. I truly believe the happiness I have in my life is a product of keeping these 2 commandments. When I love God, I obey Him. And when I obey Him, I have His Spirit guiding me in my everyday decisions and actions. Also, loving my neighbor (i.e. my husband, my kids, my literal neighbors next door, the stranger at the store, the driver who cuts me off on the freeway, etc.) means that I treat other people the way I would like to be treated. So, when someone makes a mistake, I exercise patience and forgive them instead of getting angry. We all make mistakes. Getting angry doesn't solve the problem. But loving people DOES solve problems. God loves me, and I'm imperfect, so I try my best to love other people who aren't perfect. I have chosen this approach to life because it's the path that Jesus Christ paved during his life. He even forgave the people who crucified him. I believe that this world is a beauty place. God created this earth for us to live and find joy. There are many bad things in the world, but by focusing on the good things and by showing love to everyone- regardless of race, class, or religion- I know that we can have true happiness in life.

How I live my faith

When my dad died unexpectedly 3 years ago, I came to recognize what is and what is not important in life. Being true to God and developing loving relationships with my family is what matters most to me. So, each day I spend time reading from the scriptures, praying to God, doing some sort of service for a friend, neighbor, or stranger, and spending time with my family. Every week I make time to go do service in the Latter-day Saint Temple. As I give service there, I am filled with peace and a clearer perspective of God's plan for me, how much God loves me, and how I can improve myself and be more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. Each week I also attend church services, where I worship God, repent of my sins, commit to follow Jesus better, and learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Once a month I teach a Sunday School class, which gives me an opportunity to do extra scripture study and then stand before fellow Christians and lead a religious discussion. Making the gospel of Jesus Christ a high priority makes my life more fulfilling. It reminds me what life is all about. What I learned when my dad passed away is that there are only a few things that we can take with us when we die. We can't take our money, our car, or our beauty; we take our knowledge and our heart. We retain the relationships we developed. So, it makes sense to me that my life should be focused on gaining knowledge and developing relationships with the people that matter most to me. Other things in life can be good, but I don't want to get caught up in things that aren't really that important. God, family, and friends are most important. And like I said before, Loving God & Loving Thy Neighbor As Thyself. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I commit my whole life to serving God & others.