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Hi I'm Laina

I'm a born and raised Texan. I'm a working mother of 3 girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 3 daughters. I work with our family owned home inspection business. I love to fish, watch my kids tube on the lake and ride horses. I was blessed with 3 daughters and my husband has managed to get one interested in dirt bikes, motocross etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was a young teenager. My mother grew up with a mother that was a Mormon and a father that was Catholic. She did not choose either religion until in her 30's. It was at this time that my mom and I together began to attend the Mormon church. I loved going to church and when I prayed about this religion I felt good inside, I wanted to be baptized. My mom and I were baptized together. As I grew into a teen I began to rebel. I was from a small town and their were not many youth that were Mormons. I was mocked for not joining in on behavior that was not appropriate for a teenager to be doing. By the time I was a Sr in high school I was attending church but not following its principals. I went off to college with the same attitude and did not attend any church for several years. During my college years I felt like something was always missing and I wanted to go to my church but never made that step. For some reason I felt like it was too hard. I battled with myself on attending church all the way until a couple of years after I got married. My husband had never been a member of any church. It was a struggle to get him to come with me as I was scared to go by myself as weird as that may sound. Shortly before my first daughter was born I began to attend church more frequently. I felt good when I was there and felt good after I left but it was still hard to get up and go by myself. After my second daughter was born my husband became interested in the church. He then became baptized and many years later we had our 3rd daughter. We are happily involved in the Mormon faith both being teachers and leaders. We are so happy and I will never leave this church again. My husband now says that marrying me, having our 3 daughters and getting baptized in this church are the best things that ever happened to him. They are the best things that ever happened to me too.

How I live my faith

I try to be active in my community and church. It can be a struggle to balance it all with a family especially a family with young children or challenges. Next year I will be holding a Secretary position in a community group and balancing family, church etc. I volunteer at my kids school as much as I can to get to know the teachers that are teaching my daughters. In church I have taught the nursery children, the pre-teens (10-11yr olds), as well as adults that want to learn about researching family history. My favorite was researching family history. People get so excited when they discover distant relatives even if they have passed away. For me, researching family history is like Christmas. Every time I find out a new piece of information it is another present I just opened up.