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Hi I'm Staci

I'm a mom, wife, sister and daughter. I'm a friend, teacher and volunteer. I am a breast cancer survivor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 children ranging in ages from 12 to 18. I spend a lot of time attending sports games for my children. My boys play football and basketball. My daughter plays volleyball. My oldest just left for college and I dread the day that I am an empty nester. I have an interest in many types of crafts and photography. I also love to read. I love kids of all ages, but babies have a special place in my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a mormon home, but gained my own testimony about the age of 12. After studying the scriptures and learning for myself, I prayed about it and had an overwhelming feeling of its truth. I love the knowledge that I have of where we came from, why we are here on earth and where we are going after we die. I know without a doubt that I am a daughter of God. With a diagnosis of breast cancer a couple of years ago, I had an experience that helped me to understand more fully His love for me. After the diagnoses of stage 4, meaning it was terminal, I had an overwhelming feeling that everything would be okay. The peace that I felt was unmistakable- I didn't know that it meant that I would live, but that God loved me and that my family and I would be okay with His plan. I know that there is a living prophet on the earth today, that Joseph Smith restored Jesus Christ's Church. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ's life. This is why I'm Mormon- I believe in the doctrine that is taught, I love the focus on the family and the happiness that it brings into my life and the lives of my children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to focus on serving others, rather than focusing on my own problems. I work with the teenage girls in our ward and love it! Watching them grow and become happy, secure and successful young women is fulfilling. I also visit other ladies from church- it's great to get to know others and to strengthen each other through friendships and service. I have made so many friends through these visits (visiting teaching) and the friendships will be cherished for years. I have been blessed with great visiting teachers as well and have been on the receiving side of service when I was going through my cancer treatment. I appreciated all of the help from the women who brought food, helped my children with rides and so much more. I also live my faith by trying to live all the commandments, not just the easy ones. Having children in sports is challenging when they should be keeping the sabbath day holy. Teaching them the importance of doing what is right, even if it isn't what everyone else is doing, will be monumental to them as they mature and become adults. These things aren't always easy, but worth it in the end.