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Hi I'm Rachel

I was adopted into my eternal family. I am a wife, mother, and child therapist. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

One of my earliest memories is of snuggling with my daddy and learning that I have another mommy and daddy out there somewhere who loved me enough to give me the gift of an eternal family. As an adoptee and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have a special appreciation for what family is. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have grown closer through the years amid adventures in graduate school and raising a now 3 year-old son. I love being a mom and charish this opportunity to rediscover the world through a child's eyes. I am a child therapist who has the honor of working with a native american tribe in the pacific northwest. I am humbled by the struggle and in awe of the gifts of love and inspiration that I feel from my Heavenly Father as I work with the children and their' families. Between work, serving the youth in the church, family activities, and now preschool (that has been a big deal!) our life is almost full. We are working towards adopting a child and continue to move forward in faith each day knowing that God has a plan for our family and everything will be ok.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child raised in the church I was taught by word and by the way I was treated that I am a daughter of God. That I have been blessed with gifts of the spirit that will enable me to find happiness as I follow the path of my savior Jesus Christ. As I studied the gospel in the scriptures then prayed for help along the way I came to know for my self that God lives and he loves me, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through modern day prophets and revelation, and that life is eternal. There have been times when it has been hard to keep acting on my faith. After I had my son I had post partum depression. I never doubted my faith, but I shut the door and would not let God's love come in. I knew this was my "test" and that it is only through obediance to the comandments of God that one can find true happiness. I continued to go to church and pray. I also did some mental health work with the help of a therapist. The depression passed and I am slowly seeing the blessings that came from that difficult experience. Even though I don't have all the answers I continue each day to move forward in faith. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me a stable loving family, the courage to follow my dreams, and the strength to face lifes challenges. I am truely happy.

How I live my faith

I pray thoughout the day for strength to make a difference in the lives of those around me. I organize and facilitate activities during the week for the youth at church. I work with others on occasion to keep the church clean. I serve in the temple to give others who have passed on the opportunity to make covenants with God. I pray each night with my family. And I have a goal to study the scriptures daily.