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Hi I'm Stefani

Im a Wife, a Mother to a sweet little boy through the miracle of adoption and 2 angels in Heaven, a HR Analyst and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and Foremost, I am the wife of an absolutely amazing and loving husband! In a very close second, I am the mother of twin boys who were stillborn and we are currently in the process of adopting a precious baby boy. I am a Recreation Therapist by passion and education, but when the economy took a hit, I became an HR Manager of a Police Department to help pay our bills. While its not my passion, it still provides for our family and brings me satisfaction and joy to be helping others. When Im not working, I love spending time with family, playing with our adorable puppy, scrapbooking, and blogging. I absolutely love doing home renovations and decorating. I get such satisfaction from doing the work myself and making our home a warm and welcoming place to be. In my "spare time" I am a sign language interpreter and coach for Special Olympics, which brings such blessings to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

At first, I was a Mormon because I was born into a Mormon family. That was how I was raised and what we did. As a teenager, I began to develop a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and began to see the blessings that were in my life because of my choices to follow the Gospel and teachings of the church. As an adult, my faith has been tried and tested in various way and as I continued to cling to the knowledge and principles I have gained throughout my life, I have discovered the blessings and strength that come in both good times and bad from having the knowledge that I have a loving Heavenly Father who has a plan of happiness for me. I am a Mormon now for one very big reason: Eternal Families. Almost two years ago, we had stillborn twin sons. We were beyond devastated to lose these sweet baby boys. It was very difficult to conceive and was an even more difficult pregnancy with the worst result. I have never experienced anything so painful as to bury my sweet babies. My husband and I were married in the temple where we were sealed for Time and All Eternity, which, if we live worthily, we have the promise of an Eternal Family. This Eternal Family includes those sweet babies. We are also in the process of adopting a baby boy in the next few months, which makes the thought of an Eternal Family truly even sweeter, as we will have him sealed to us as well. There are so many blessing that come from membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but if nothing else, I want to have my family with me always. Heaven wouldnt be Heaven without those I truly love, my family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a variety of ways. I try to live my faith daily as I strive to say my prayers, read my scriptures, seek after positive and uplifting things, be a good friend and family member, and do the things that are pleasing to my Heavenly Father. Within the Church, I serve as the secretary in the Presidency of the Young Womens program for my local ward. The Young Women's program is a program designed for the young ladies ages 12-18. It includes church lessons on Sunday and youth group activities during the week as well as various extra activities which help to build and strengthen their growing testimonies. This responsibility is such a blessing to my life. The young women of my ward are so bright and beautiful and have such sweet spirits that make it an absolute joy to be around them. It doesnt matter whether we are having a very spiritual discussion or playing volleyball and everything in between, they bring such joy to my heart and truly inspire me.

What is being a Mormon like?

Stefani
Being a Mormon is simply amazing! It is busy-there is always work and service to be done whether in official responsibilities, in our own families, or just to our neighbors and friends. It is uplifting- there are constant ways to stimulate your soul with light and truth. It is comforting- there are so many who love you, who care for you, who are willing to serve you in your times of need and who are concerned for both your temporal and spiritual well-being. It is life changing- Especially in today's society, the Mormons are becoming more and more different. We try to stay away from the things that would take us away from our Eternal desires. We try to be clean, wholesome, friendly people who do good. It is rejuvenating- As I watch TV and listen to the radio, my heart just sinks to see and hear the filth, and garbage that is portrayed. My heart aches to see the ways families, women, and good values in general are disregarded and degraded. The church is my safe harbor from the storm. Show more Show less