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Hi I'm Stephanie

Devoted Wife. Homeschooling Mother. Lover of Learning. Passionate Homemaker. Believer. Patriotic. Happy Woman.

About Me

I love to travel! I have traveled to 9 different countries. I enjoy learning about and from all people and cultures. I love to read! I love riding my bike and playing games of all sorts with my family. Some other activities I enjoy are gardening, organizing, serving, cleaning, and socializing. Something fun about our family is that we have a small farm. The farm has given our family milk, eggs, and numerous chores for our children to do. It has also provided them the opportunity to own their first business and has taught them so much about finances, and running a buisness. I am a believer of hard work, and that you reap what you sow. I also enjoy being with friends and family - these relationships bring me joy. We have a tradition in our family to have someone over for dinner or dessert when ever possible, at least a couple times a month. We love learning from others. We have four children and are currently certified to adopt. I try to live each day with purpose, remembering it is an honor to be a mother, and wife to my best friend. I try to keep life pretty simple here in our home, finding joy in that simplicity. I love the SIMPLE LIFE.:)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They taught me about my Savior and the Atonement. They taught me the commandments and that God gave me free agency. I believed from a young age and felt in my heart strongly that what they taught was true. I remember reading the history of Joseph Smith and his vision of seeing God the Father and Jesus Christ. I believed. It made perfect sense to me that a loving Heavenly Father wants us to be blessed by living prophets, scriptures, and temple ordinances that seal families together for eternity. Although it was not until I left our home and went away to college that I felt my testimony grow tremendously. It was at this time I had to decide for myself if i was going to live the gospel of Jesus Christ that I had been taught. I realized his is where happiness comes from. I try each day to live what I believe. I am far from perfect, but I know that Jesus Christ is and that through his gospel I can have perfect peace. I can have hope to over come my trials and weaknesses. I am grateful for scriptures, commandments, and a prophet's voice that guide my family and my life in a world that is in constant commotion of shifting values. Being a Mormon is the greatest decision of my life! I was born to Mormon parents, but I chose and still choose to be a Mormon. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that my self-worth is not established by worldly and physical views. It is established on my relationship with my Savior and the way I follow him.

How I live my faith

We begin our day with morning prayers, singing around the piano and family scripture reading. We strive to serve and show love to each other in our home, along to our friends, neighbors, and strangers through out the day. We practice forgiveness, and repentance. We find ways to serve and help others. There are people in our neighborhood that we visit often, we take around goodies, and have people over for dinner as often as we can to let them know we love them. I just really try to enjoy the simple things of life that God has blessed me with. I enjoy putting on monthly get togethers for all the women in our neighborhood to come and mingle and learn about things like "Women's Health," "Sewing Blankets for the Needy," and "Collecting Items for Homeless Shelters." I experienced baby blues/depression after each of our children, so I strive to help those that may be experiencing the same thing by talking with them on the phone, watching their kiddos or taking in food, or just letting them know that they are loved and that God loves them. I know that God gave me this trial so that I can be an instrument in his hands by helping others. I believe that through all our trials we can learn from them and have empathy and serve those that are struggling with similar trials. I try to read in the scriptures daily so that I can learn more about my Savior and his life, and then attempt to be a little more like him that day. The scriptures answer so many of my questions. Recognize i use the word TRY frequently .. :) Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ does not ensure that days will always be happy, perfect, or even desirable. But it does bring me HOPE! Hope that tomorrow will be better. Hope that my Savior still loves me and Hope that He will carry and teach me through my trials and then allow me to grow to become the person He knows I am. HOPE!