Hi I'm Heather
I am a suburban dwelling, french fry eating, diaper changing, graphic designing, Mormon.
I grew up all over the Western half of the United States, I am currently living in my 7th state! After graduating from college my husband and I settled in the Southwestern Desert, where brown is the new green! Here in the desert we have grown our family with 3 beautiful children. I was surprised to find how much a domestic life at home suits me. I find that my husband and children ground me in a way that brings me a lot of satisfaction. When I am not changing diapers, helping with homework or cooking meals I enjoy creating. I have days where the desire to create is a physical ache. My outlet is in both sewing and graphic design. I love the quiet and calm reflection that comes from hand embroidery, and I get such a thrill from seeing my graphic design work in print! My days are long, but they are full and good.
When I was 8 I started going to church alone. I was the only one in my home that went with any regularity. At such a young age the only reason I can give for continuing to attend 3 hours of church was that it felt right. It was where I wanted to be. At 33 I can say it is still where I want to be. In all of the many places that life has taken me, I still find the deepest comfort in striving to live the tenets of my faith. I feel the commandments of God give me a freedom from so many challenges that could be excessive in my life. I am deeply grateful for the Atonement of Christ. It allows me to move forward and to improve myself every day. Of course I stumble, but because of the Atonement I can pick myself up and move forward.
Being a Mormon is not a Sunday only faith, it is an everyday faith. I strive to live the values I believe in every single day. I strive to teach my own children the peace and guidance that can come from living the gospel principles. I try to model those behaviors that I want my children to emulate. I want them to grow up thinking that their mother is a woman of faith and substance.